Nissan launches smart watch for cars

Nissan has become the first car manufacturer to enter the wearable technology space with the announcement of its new smart watch.

The Japanese-manufacturer unveiled the device ahead of an expected appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which will take place in the German city between September 10th and 22nd.

Named the Nismo, the device will allow drivers to monitor the efficiency of their vehicle with average speed and fuel consumption readings.

The tech will also let motorists access a number of data readings that will help car enthusiasts to get the most out of their vehicle. Tailored messages from Nissan themselves will also be sent so that consumers can get all the latest news on firmware updates for their car’s computer.

Gareth Dunsmore, marketing communications general manager at Nissan Europe, said: “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.