Menlo Park, CA – Today, materials science pioneer, Matrix Industries, is shipping the most powerful body-heat powered wearable on the market – the PowerWatch X. The premium smartwatch incorporates energy harvesting technology in order to convert the wearer’s body-heat into power. Based on a proprietary thermoelectric solution, Matrix Industries has developed a custom low-power operating system with the PowerWatch and PowerWatch Black Ops, and has advanced this technology a step further with the development PowerWatch X. The Matrix PowerWatch X is the only body-heat powered smartwatch on the market with smartphone notifications, activity-tracking and more – and best of all, it doesn’t need to be charged.
“This smartwatch is a superhero amongst wearables and other devices,” said Matrix Co-founder and CEO, Akram Boukai. “The ability to never die is a dream-come-true for wearable and gadget owners – even for manufacturers. We believe that the PowerWatch X, with Matrix’s thermoelectric technology inside, is a wakeup call to the industry and for traditional manufacturers of wearables and IoT. With the power of Matrix, it’s now possible to do better.”
The award-winning PowerWatch X was designed and built for the adventurous. Its aircraft-grade aluminum body keeps it light, while its purposeful bulk maintains its rugged look and feel. The wearable also comes standard with up to 200M of water resistance, and many of the same capabilities that legacy battery-powered fitness wearables offer.
If you take it off, your data is stored in memory and it goes to sleep; put it back on and the watch turns right back on where you left off (with up to two years of idle mode). It’s got an always-on power meter that tells you how much electricity your body heat is producing, making it the most accurate measure of calories burned on the market. In addition to the device itself, PowerWatch X has companion apps on both iOS and Android that allow for further customization, tracking and insights.
The breakthrough device’s energy harvesting performance is a result of three key technical advances currently unmatched by other technologies, namely:
- Advanced thermoelectric generators that operate more efficiently than available power generators.
- More efficient boost conversion circuitry to power the electronics and charge the internal battery.
- Pioneering thermal design to harvest the small amount of available heat within a wearable form- factor.
PowerWatch X is currently available for $279 at PowerWatch.com.
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About Matrix Industries
Matrix is a Silicon Valley materials science company, founded in 2011, committed to radically re-engineering consumers’ wearable experiences. The team of experts in thermoelectric material science, thermal engineering, and consumer product development and manufacturing consists of Ph.D. graduates from CalTech, MIT, Harvard and UCSD with 25+ years of experience in manufacturing and shipping leading technology.
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