smartwatch that keeps track of your fitness performance is not new, but one that keep tabs of both you and your car’s ‘health’ sounds more like a fantasy for motoring enthusiasts, or so you thought. meet the NISMO Smartwatch Concept by Nissan, the smartwatch that does just that. this uber sleek smart time piece is specially tailored for Nissan performance cars and it does indeed dabbles in to two areas: one, it keep tracks of your ride’s data such as top speed, average speed and fuel consumption, as well as the vehicle’s telematics and performance data while on track; and two, while on your wrist, it captures biometric data via a heart rate monitor and alert you to slow down if it detects abnormal quick heart rate. this first car and driver-centric smartwatch connects to the car using a smartphone app via Bluetooth LE and does pretty much what smartwatches do, plus received tailored car messages from Nissan (or from the car, when it’s time hit the workshop for scheduled maintenance).
for track-going drivers, the watch will also track and rate your “social performance” across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram via Nissan’s proprietary Social Speed software. though, details of this feature are still pretty scant at this point. in case you are thinking this is yet another concept that will not see fruition… it might not be the case, as on the official PR text (and also in the promo video, which you can find below), it did named colors, which means there is a fair chance that this watch could be a reality. though the Marketing Communications General Manager, Gareth Dunsmore did said that the watch is still a concept and Nissan is waiting to see the reception of the watch by customers and NISMO drivers. other bits of info made known include it has a two-button control, a simple snap-fit bracelet, and the watch is juiced by lithium battery with “over seven days” usage, rechargeable via micro USB connectivity. take a few more look in the image gallery below and while you are there, do check out the said promo video further down the page.