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The smartwatch that never needs charging

By Ninian Carter

January 11, 2019 - Matrix Industries has unveiled a new charge-free smartwatch that uses two methods to power itself – a thermoelectric generator which draws charge from your body heat and a hoop-shaped solar panel that surrounds the watch face.

The PowerWatch 2 uses a thermoelectric generator (which relies on the difference in temperature between your wrist and case to generate energy) and an additional solar cell below the dial.

The combination of the two power sources gives the PowerWatch 2 enough juice to include features not previously seen in the range, like a built-in heart-rate monitor, full-colour display and even an onboard GPS.

The watch is available for pre-order on Indiegogo now, priced at just $200 for early birds, and will ship in June, 2019, at the regular price of $499.

PUBLISHED: 11/01/2019; STORY: Graphic News
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