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Nissan unveils concept smartwatch

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Nissan’s Nismo lab will be showcasing a smartwatch that provides the wearer with both biometric and automotive feedback.

AAP reports that the Nismo concept smartwatch will be displayed today at Germany’s Frankfurt Motor Show. It is Nissan’s first attempt at wearable technology.

"Connectivity is the new battleground for car manufacturers," Chas Hallett, editor-in-chief of What Car? told the BBC.

"In-car internet is coming and now with consumer electronics focusing on watch-based connections, Nissan is getting ahead of the game and joining the two together very cleverly."

The watch is able to display customised data related to a car’s fuel efficiency, as well as on things such as a user’s heart rate and temperature

Nissan is hoping to one day create wearable technology that will detect things such as a driver’s fatigue, emotional responses and hydration levels.

The technology follows recent smart watch releases including Galaxy Gear by Samsung and the Sony Smartwatch 2.

International Business Times compares the Nismo and Galaxy Gear here.

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