PowerWatch 2 smartwatch powered by human body heat

PowerWatch 2 is a curious example of wearable electronics, which occupies an intermediate position between smart and fitness watches. They are endowed with the functions of tracking sports, receiving notifications, monitoring heart rate and GPS navigation.

The developer of the new gadget - the American startup Matrix Industries - positions it as an alternative to the high-end running watches Garmin Fenix ​​6, Suunto and others. In particular, they are suitable for marathon races and for diving dives up to 200 meters. The watch is packed in a metal case with a diameter of 47 mm. PowerWatch 2 are equipped with a proprietary developer OS, different from WatchOS and Wear OS.

A thermoelectric element and a solar panel are installed as power sources in the gadget. The thermal converter allows you to generate a small electric charge, due to the temperature difference between the two metals. A large capacitor is used to store energy instead of conventional batteries in a watch.

Matrix PowerWatch 2 is made in three versions - the base one in a black steel case with a silicone strap, the Series 2 Premium in a silver case and a stainless steel bracelet, and the Series 2 Luxe with a titanium coating and a Milanese weave steel bracelet. They can already be purchased in the United States and Great Britain. They cost respectively 499, 599 and 699 dollars.

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