Smartwatches lately became not only a great accessory to have but also a necessity for some of us. Especially those who like to exercise need a gadget that helps them keep track of their movements. One downside of the majority of gadgets of this kind is their battery life. To be honest, in some cases, this is quite disappointing. The more features a smart wearable has to offer, the shorter its battery life is. A team of experts in thermoelectric material science, thermal engineering, and consumer product development and manufacturing came up with the Matrix PowerWatch. This is according to them, the world’s first smartwatch that users never have to charge.
The Matrix PowerWatch looks like the majority of smartwatches. It has a nice design with a round watch face and a comfortable strap. Users can sync the wearable with their other gadgets, such as smartphones or tablets in order to better keep track of their exercises. One thing they will never have to do is charge the gadget. Instead of having a battery users need to charge every day or so, the Matrix uses the body heat of its owner to run on. Of course, this means that the smartwatch will go into sleep mode whenever it is taken off. However, this doesn’t mean that all the info it contains will go to waste. The data is stored in the memory of the Matrix, and it comes back when the user wears the smartwatch again.
The gadget also has a power meter that tells users how much electricity their bodies produce. Thanks to the advanced thermoelectric technology of the watch, it can accurately measure the calories users burn. Besides this, it is also able to monitor the quality of sleep, and it has a pedometer. The Matrix PowerWatch is water resistant to 50 meters so users won’t have to take it off when swimming. Naturally, the smartwatch also has features like timer and stopwatch, and users can choose from a number of different watch faces.
The Matrix PowerWatch is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, so everyone will be able to use it. At this point, the Matrix smartwatch is only a project, but it already raised the funds the team needed to take their work to the next level. The funds from the Indiegogo campaign will help the team start manufacturing the smartwatch. If everything goes well, the mass production of the gadget will start in September 2017. It will start shipping in time for next year’s holiday season.
The suggested retail price of the Matrix powerWatch is $169.99. Even though this isn’t really a small price to pay for a smartwatch, it might be worth for some users. Only the fact that they don’t have to bother charging the device could turn this gadget into the perfect smartwatch for many users out there.