MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Matrix Industries unveiled the Matrix PowerWatch, the world’s first
smartwatch that uses thermoelectric technology so you never have to
recharge or replace its battery. Launched on Indiegogo,
the device employs breakthrough nano-materials, advanced thermal
engineering, and the latest in low power electronics to run exclusively
off heat generated from the body. It also uses this technology to
measure calories burned and show power generated from the body.
The rugged aircraft-grade aluminum timepiece functions as a smartwatch
that wirelessly syncs with your smartphone, automatically adjusts to the
current time zone, and has changeable watch faces. The device also
features advanced activity, sleep, calorie and power tracking
functionality and stores up to a year’s worth of data. When you take off
the watch, it automatically goes into sleep mode, keeping all the data
in memory; it turns on after a few seconds when you put it back on.
“Matrix’s thermoelectric platform technology now makes it possible to
power a wide range of products without the need for replaceable
batteries or an external power source,” says Akram Boukai, co-founder
and CEO of Matrix.
The Matrix PowerWatch has a high contrast display, comes with a
military-grade nylon strap, and is water resistant up to 50 meters. It
is the only smartwatch in the world to feature a power meter which
indicates power being generated and power generated for the day.
“Our thermal energy harvesting technology, together with
state-of-the-art sensor fusion algorithms, enables very accurate calorie
counting,” says Douglas Tham, co-founder and CTO of Matrix.
About Matrix Industries
Matrix is a pioneer of thermoelectric energy harvesting technology for
consumer and industrial applications. The Company’s patented energy
harvesting platform includes breakthrough nano-materials and thermal
engineering technology and enables products to work without the need for
replaceable batteries or external power sources. Conversely, the
platform also enables very efficient cooling applications.