Matrix Industries’ has came up with a smart watch which runs on body generated heat. It uses high tech methods that make use of thermoelectric generators that yield better result than regular electric generators. These generators have a thermal design to convert the available heat into a wearable form-factor, while producing power to charge electronics and internal battery.
Matrix Industries’ PowerWatch has entered into its first phase of shipping after making a good repute as the first smart watch powered by body heat.
“Of all the places on the human body to harvest heat, the outside of the wrist is one of the worst,” Matrix CEO Akram Boukai said in a statement. “The head, bottom of the feet and even the inside of the wrist produce much more heat. Yet even with this challenge, Matrix technology is still able to maintain a temperature difference to run the PowerWatch. Just imagine what this power source could do if applied to other parts of the body.”
The watch has a power meter which keeps a track on amount of electricity produced off user’s body. The PowerWatch also has an ability to sync with the time zone, count calories and track steps and sleep. This shows that the body heat run PowerWatch packs all the abilities like a regular smart watch.
As it runs on body’s heat, it does not need to be recharged. when the watch is not in use, it goes to sleep and the data is backed up. As soon as it is worn, it powers up and continue the functions right from where they were left.
“Research shows that the number one reason consumers stop using wearables is because they take them off to charge and forget that they exist,” Boukai said. “The PowerWatch was designed and built with the consumer top of mind, functioning the way we want our wearables to function, without any lapses for charging. By reducing or eliminating the need for recharging, the PowerWatch is the first wearable to offer consumers this uninterrupted ability.”
PowerWatch will be available for purchases for $199 before the end of this year.