Nissan reveals futuristic race car-connected Nismo smartwatch

Credit: Nissan

It's finally time to live out your dream of becoming Batman. The Nismo, Nissan's very first futuristic-looking smartwatch, will make you feel like Bruce Wayne himself.

The Nismo Watch, unveiled today — one day ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is the first smartwatch that will connect the driver to the car. A sleekly designed, snap-on cuff-style device, the Nismo is able to monitor vehicle efficiency, access vehicle telematics while driving, capture biometric data using a heart rate monitor, and connect to your smartphone's app using Bluetooth. Using only two buttons, you can control the straightforward user interface on and off the road.

The watch is another step in Nissan's quest to provide an enhanced driving experience for its racers. Earlier in the year, the motor company unveiled the Nismo lab — a mobile laboratory created to feature the "latest, advanced biometric training tools" like brainwave technology and JukeRide, which provides live data for performance analysis statistics during races.

The minimalistic Nismo smartwatch will be available to professional sports car drivers, and as such, was designed with a racer's taste in mind. The watch, which was inspired by the design of the Nismo car and Nismo ring logo, will be available in three colors: black, white and the flagship black and red, which is shown in the official video.

As a Nismo watch wearer, you'd be able to take a piece of the racecourse everywhere you go — since the watch features rubber from actual Nissan tires and from the racetrack. A micro-USB rechargeable lithium battery allows the watch to last a commendable seven days with normal usage.

Since this is Nissan's first foray into smartwatch territory, Japan's second largest auto company is still looking to add a few features to future models. They hope to tack on an electrocardiogram to measure heart rhythm and identify early fatigue, an Electroencephalogram to monitor the driver's concentration and emotions, and a skin temperature feature to record body temperature and hydration levels. At this rate, they might as well start designing houses, because who wouldn't want to live in a house that can tell you you're thirsty, too emotional and overheated? The final frontier is nigh!

Via Multivu