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Automotive brand Nissan has unveiled the first smartwatch concept to communicate with a car, providing drivers with real-time information such as average speed and heart rate.
The Nismo Watch will connect with Nissan's Nismo vehicle range, enabling drivers to keep track of their speed and fuel consumption to help improve efficiency.
Racing drivers will be able to use the watch to access performance statistics while on track. Data from the car and wearer will be transmitted to a smartphone app via bluetooth, where it will be stored.
The watch will also track and rate the user's social media activity across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram via Nissan's Social Speed software.
"Wearable technology is fast becoming the next big thing and we want to take advantage of this innovative technology to make our Nismo brand more accessible," said Gareth Dunsmore, the brand's Marketing Communications General Manager.
The interface will be controlled by two buttons on the smooth band, which will secure to the wrist with a snap-fit mechanism and come in black, white, or a combination of black and red.
A lithium battery will have a life of over seven days and charge by micro-USB. Packaging for the watch will be made using rubber from racetrack tyres.
Nissan has also set up a mobile laboratory to develop and test additional features for its wearable technology.
It is hoped these new features will be able to monitor biometrics including heart rhythm intervals to identify when drivers are becoming tired, brainwaves to track concentration levels and emotions, plus skin temperature to record core body temperature and hydration levels.
The concept was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this week, close behind electronics brand Samsung's announcement about its own smartwatch.