Thermoelectric-Powered Smart Watch

December 14, 2016 by Power Pulse1595211359

The PowerWatch from Matrix Industries is the world's first smartwatch that never needs charging. Powered by body heat, it measures calories burned, activity level, and sleep using advanced thermoelectric technology. It is the only smartwatch to feature a power meter which displays how much electrical power is being generated. The PowerWatch is a rugged aircraft-grade aluminum smartwatch that wirelessly syncs with a smartphone, automatically adjusts to the current time zone, and has changeable watch faces.

“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.

Since there’s never a need to replace the battery, the PowerWatch is tightly sealed and is water resistant to 50 meters. The PowerWatch goes to sleep when removed from the users’ wrist and runs off battery power where it draws a tiny amount of current and keeps data is stored in memory. Put it back on and it turns on right where it left off with all the saved data and the correct time. With a range of fully customizable options, it's easy to personalize the PowerWatch: Users can change the watch face to suit their mood.

Specifications include: Thickness of the watch face is 12.5 mm; Diameter of the watch face is 46 mm; 1.2" diameter LCD Memory Display; Compatibility includes Android 4.3 Jellybean or higher, iPhone 4s or newer, and iOS 7 or higher; Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy connectivity; and the PowerWatch uses the Ambiq Apollo chipset.

The app will show users how many calories they've burned, steps they've taken, and whether they're getting a good night's rest. It will even show users how much electric power they've produced during the day, just like your electric meter at home! Share this data with friends and setup competitions to see who can burn the most calories or generate the most power.

“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