One of the biggest features that separates most smartwatches on the market today is battery life. Generally, this category carries standard specs across the board for smartphone connectivity and fitness tracking. But you’ll find substantial variation when it comes to charging habits. For example, my Apple Watch needs a boost nightly but Casio’s Smart Outdoor Watch can go up to 30 days. The new Matrix Powerwatch goes even further with an intriguing thermoelectric design that uses body heat to power itself. While it is dubbed ‘a watch you’ll never take off’, your data is stored to internal memory when removed and saved for your next use.
Powerwatch can track your activity levels, including calories burned and steps taken. The aircraft-grade aluminum casing is capable of withstanding 50 meters of water while swimming and the like. There are interchangeable watch faces that display different data points depending on your needs. Smartphone connectivity relays notifications and more. Matrix Powerwatch is available on Indiegogo today for $99 with an estimated ship date of July 2017, if everything goes to plan.
After five years and numerous prototypes, the Matrix team is close to the finish line. Your funds will go to the production tooling necessary to manufacture the watch. We have already completed the design for manufacturing and all that remains is the production runs necessary to get the watch into your hands. To reduce risk, we are working with a Hong Kong-based product development and manufacturing partner who has an excellent track record shipping millions of units of products, including some of the most successful wearable products on the market.