Both our phones and our smartwatches require charging the battery practically every day or every few days. However, technological advances can help us avoid this, such as that of a smartwatch presented at CES 2018 by the Matrix – the PowerWatch X.
PowerWatch X is charged with body heat
This watch can remain indefinitely on our wrist without charging or changing the battery. This model comes after the company launched the Matrix PowerWatch in 2016, which was quite limited because the technology was still a bit green.
The PowerWatch X uses the technology called thermometric conversion of energy, taking advantage of the heat of our body to nourish the clock. This means taking advantage of the full functionality of this high-end smartwatch and seeing the time, date or notifications of our mobile. The PowerWatch X has a calorie counter, steps, and sleep monitor, typical functions in this type of device. All this information is also sent to our mobile by Bluetooth, being able to know the calories, the steps and the electricity that we have produced throughout the day.
The watch allows you to know at all times how much battery you have left by a ring arranged on the edge of the screen. Also, when you take it off, the watch automatically goes into sleep mode to spend as little battery as possible. In this mode, you can get to stay more than a month; after that, it will have full functionality again.
It also shows the amount of heat our body produces to power the watch. In the customizable interface, we can choose to show us this data at all times. The watch has a solid and reinforced construction and a resistance to water up to 200 meters deep. The strap is made of silicone, and the company claims that it is practically unbreakable. The watch weighs between 60 and 70 grams, and the screen is 1.2 inches.
The company has not revealed what software the watch uses, although we doubt that it is Android Wear because of the large amount of power that this operating system needs. It can be paired with iOS and Android devices, and its initial price will be $249.99. The reservations are already open, and the first units will start shipping at the end of the month. Shipments outside the United States have a shipping cost of $30.