One of the important factors when selecting the right Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker for you is exploring battery life options that fit your lifestyle- Do you go Rechargeable or Battery?
Matrix Industries is releasing a new Smartwatch wearable through Indiegogo called PowerWatch this week, pre-orders are available at an introductory price of $129 + shipping with estimated delivery July 2017. Next year the MSRP is projected for $170 when released into retail stores with future models expected to be specifically designed for the female market.
How does it work?
The Matrix PowerWatch utilizes thermoelectric technology to power and recharge the smartwatch. This is the first wearable utilizing this technology to hit the market. This manufacturer states the smartwatch “runs off your body heat and when you take it off, your data is stored in memory and it goes to sleep; put it back on and the watch turns back on right where you left it”.
Electron particles are heated by the exposed watch face next to your skin which creates a voltage difference generating power. The more active you are, the warmer your body gets which results in increased power production. This Nasa based tech utilizes a low thermal conductivity and high electrical conductivity for extremely efficient functionality.
The PowerWatch has a power meter that tells you how much electricity your body heat is producing which is a cool feature techies will appreciate. This enables this smartwatch to accurately measure calories burned based on the heat produced by the body during calorie consumption.
This smartwatch, like most wearables in the market, measures activity level, number of calories burned, and sleep levels. Powerwatch syncs with your smartphone (Matrix has both IOS and android apps) and supports Apple Healthkit and Google Fit.
What do you get?
The Matrix PowerWatch is made of aircraft-grade aluminum with a military grade Nylon Strap. In addition to supporting both IOS and Android smartphones, you are also able to easily change the look on the watch face to suit your mood and activity.
Wearable Reviews for Snow Skiing?
The applications using this technology are endless and the benefits are obvious for active lifestyle users. Using thermoelectric power to warm your jacket, socks, ski pants would be awesome in high wind, freezing mountain conditions.
Part of the I Wear the Tech team is looking to hit the slopes for opening day of Keystone Resort in Colorado tomorrow and would appreciate the benefits of having a rechargeable device using body heat. This technology would be great when skiing down the mountain never worrying about whether your fitness tracker has enough charge.
In the next few weeks, look out for upcoming reviews on some of the hottest Snow Skiing Wearables on the market. We will be rigorously testing fitness trackers, GPS smartwatches such as Garmin Fenix 3, GoPro action cams, and Goggles from Recon Instruments such as the Recon Snow2 Alpine HUD.
These smart tech dual-core ski goggles can track your ski buddies on the slopes using smartphone app, download almost every ski resort mountain map. Your heads-up visual display (HUD) on the ski goggles will show you what level each run is as you’re going down the mountain (Green, Blue, Black Diamond) so you can decide what level of slope you want to go down next.
The Recon range is both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled that can display calls, texts, and music info right to your smart tech goggles, so no more fiddling around your jacket to see who called or messaged you. This gives you the freedom to keep on skiing and get the most out of your run.