Just a couple of days back, we discussed how the 3 tech-giants have brought out their latest armour: the smart watch. We had also said that Apple and Google may be the next in line. However, it seems that not just the top global players but almost everyone wants to explore this blue ocean and it may soon turn red.
In the latest development, the Japanese automaker Nissan has launched a smartwatch to complement its cars. The device collects and displays various data related to car as well as the driver. For a driver, it can display heartbeat, temperature, blood sugar level etc. For the car, it can display average speeds and fuel consumption amongst other stats.
While all these features may seem very elementary, the watch may prove a big leap as all the manufacturers around the world are talking about connecting your vehicles to the network.
The watch which has been christened as Nismo (the name is inspired by Nissan’s motorsports and performance division) can be connected to the car’s on-board computer system to allow users to monitor vehicle telematics and performance data. One will also get many tailored messages from Nissan via the gadget.
To take it a step further, Nissan plans to capture electrocardiograms (ECG) and electroencephalograms (EEG) in the future to capture a range of heart and brainwave data. It may ultimately become a wrist gadget for drivers that can figure out their fatigue level, levels of concentration and emotions and record hydration levels. With all such features, the cars may become a computer on four wheels.
The Nissan Nismo smartwatch will be launched in three colors. It can be controlled by just two buttons on the screen and has a battery life of around a week. The price and other details will be announced by the company in the coming few days.