We have said this before. It seems that everyone wants to make a smartwatch now. The latest to join the smartwatch party is also one of the unlikeliest, Nissan. The Japanese automotive company has just unveiled its Nismo Smartwatch Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
According to Nissan, the smartwatch "will be the first smartwatch to connect a driver to the car" and provide all sorts of telemetry and biometric data. In a nutshell, Nissan said that the watch will let drivers:
In addition, Nissan hopes to add three more key features in the future:
Little has been revealed about the watch's specifications, such as screen size, resolution, etc. but Nissan says the watch will charge via Micro-USB and will offer over a week of operation.
This all sounds good and interesting, but we can't help but think it's a tad gimmicky too. Surely implementing these features into the car's entertainment or multimedia console will suffice?