Techno Future: Smartwatches That Don't Need To Be Charged

Techno Future: Smartwatches That Don't Need To Be Charged
Techno Future: Smartwatches That Don't Need To Be Charged

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Smart watches have not become a new milestone in the development of technology and so far remain only a controversial additional accessory, the purpose of which even the owners cannot always explain. There are many problems with such devices, and one of the main drawbacks is the one that pulls back the entire niche and scares away the buyer - low battery life. Few people want to come home in the evening and put one more gadget on charge along with a phone, a laptop, and, given the latest trends, wireless headphones.

Therefore, Matrix PowerWatch already has at least one significant advantage - it is a full-fledged smartwatch that does not need to be charged. Generally.

Photo: indiegogo.com/projects/smartwatch-powered-by-you-matrix-powerwatch-watch-fitness#
Photo: indiegogo.com/projects/smartwatch-powered-by-you-matrix-powerwatch-watch-fitness#

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The technology built into the device can convert the heat of the human body into electricity. No magic: they learned to do this back in 1821. This effect is called thermoelectric, or the Seebeck effect: if the contact points of two dissimilar conductors in a closed circuit have different temperatures, then electricity appears in it. NASA, for example, uses it in its spacecraft - in Voyager and the Curiosity rover. A traditional question for the rubric: why did no one think of applying this effect to wearable electronics before?

The PowerWatch will automatically turn on when you put it on. If the watch is removed, then all data collected during use are automatically saved in the device's memory, and it goes into sleep mode. When you put them back on, the PowerWatch will turn on again and so on. In general, if the watch is not removed, it will work your whole life.

Photo: indiegogo.com/projects/smartwatch-powered-by-you-matrix-powerwatch-watch-fitness#
Photo: indiegogo.com/projects/smartwatch-powered-by-you-matrix-powerwatch-watch-fitness#

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There are two versions of PowerWatch: regular and with an "X" prefix. The first is classic, 46 mm. It looks like a traditional men's watch, but doesn't know how to alert you to notifications. The second one can, it is larger (52 mm) and is positioned as a sports one. Something even reminds the famous G-Shock. Judging by the photos, both versions look pretty nice, without the feigned futurist.

With the deduction of the notification system, the functionality of the watch is the same: it can determine the quality of sleep and count the calories consumed by a person. The counting, by the way, is carried out in a non-standard way: using the same thermoelectric. While conventional fitness trackers measure calories burned indirectly based on your height, age and duration of physical activity, PowerWatch calculates this number based on the level of heat given off by your skin. The creators claim that this method is no less accurate and reliable.

The watch is waterproof: in the regular version you can swim at a depth of 50 m, in the “sports” one - up to 200 m (prepare scuba gear). They work with both iPhones and Android smartphones, and both models have a display diameter of 1.2 inches.

Cost: $ 129 for the regular model (shipping in July), for an additional $ 20 you can buy it in black, and for $ 179 - the PowerWatch X (shipping as early as October next year). Considering how much the most famous watch models cost, the price is very pleasant. Ten days remain until the end of the Indiegogo campaign.>

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