Matrix PowerWatch 2 Smartwatch Charges Via Thermoelectric And Solar Power

Posted: Jan 7 2019, 2:24am CST | by , in CES


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Matrix PowerWatch 2 Smartwatch Charges via Thermoelectric and Solar Power

New PowerWatch debuts at CES.

Matrix Industries shows off the PowerWatch 2 at the CES 2019. The next generation of PowerWatch builds upon the proprietary thermoelectric technology from PowerWatch and PowerWatch X, and adds an additional method of energy harvesting: all new solar cell technology. With the increases in power across the board, PowerWatch 2 comes standard with a completely new set of functions, including features like built-in intelligent heart rate monitoring capabilities, a full-color display and onboard GPS. PowerWatch 2 is available for pre-order today, starting at $200 for early bird pre-orders ($499 MSRP).

Matrix Industries sells the PowerWatch 2 via Indiegogo. Shipping of the body and sun-powered smartwatch is planned for June 2019.

“Like other first-generation products, PowerWatch and PowerWatch X introduced a completely new concept to consumers, while also inspiring the dedicated community of backers and early-adopters to share feedback and ideas about the future of PowerWatch,” said MATRIX Co-founder and CEO, Akram Boukai. “So, we spent the last two-years listening, and have designed PowerWatch 2 with community feedback woven throughout its DNA.”

PowerWatch 2 is designed with improved thermoelectric generators and all-new solar-cell technology, constantly generating more than enough energy to operate the built-in intelligent heart rate monitor, wherever, whenever.

With more energy than ever before, PowerWatch 2 introduces the first full-color LCD display powered by thermoelectric and solar energy, adding color to the power of you.

Always-on onboard GPS makes PowerWatch 2 the ultimate tool for anyone mapping out their run, hike or ride, and allows users to leave their phones at home.

With the introduction of HR and GPS functionality, PowerWatch 2 - and its iOS/Android companion apps - can now provide users with even more useful health and fitness metrics, including the most accurate calorie count industry-wide, pace, distance, steps, sleep, cadence, and more. PowerWatch 2 will also integrate third-party fitness platforms like Apple HealthKit and Google Fit, and is water resistant up to 200m.

While PowerWatch 2 dramatically increases the amount of energy available to the charge-free wearable, MATRIX’s materials science and hardware engineers were able to also further miniaturize both the thermoelectric (TEG) and solar cell processes, decreasing PowerWatch 2’s weight and size even more, while maintaining the rugged aluminum build that consumers fell in love with.

“PowerWatch 2 reaches feature-parity with other industry wearables,” said Douglas Tham, Co-founder and CTO of MATRIX Industries. “Our team worked tirelessly to create an all-purpose smartwatch that is perfectly jam-packed with new functionality and bonus features like gesture recognition and haptic/audio feedback.”

At the CES 2019, wearables compete with many other technologies. A few weeks later is a much more focused conference and expo in Germany that is only about wearables and related technologies. The Wearable Technologies 2019 Europe will kick off Feb. 3, 2019. I4U News readers get a 20% discount on tickets for the WT Wearable Technologies Conference 2019 with code WT_i4u.

CES 2019 will run January 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is the world’s largest and most influential technology event, featuring 4,500 exhibitors across 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space. The hottest trends of CES 2019 include 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, mobility, smart home, smart cities, sports tech, machine learning and more. Read the latest CES 2019 News.

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