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Now, to address one of these problems, a company called Matrix Industries Inc. unveils their MATRIX PowerWatch X at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, which uses body heat as its power source for charging.
Like most of the smart watches out now, this measures its wearer’s burned calories, activity level. There’s also a step counter and sleep tracker present and it even measures the amount of electrical power being generated by your body.
Other features include 200-meter water resistance (didn’t know the IP certification), and a larger display and notification function.
How about when removed from the wearer’s body?
When not being worn, the smart watch goes into a kind of deep sleep mode to conserve battery.
But wait! There’s some catch, though.
However, the MATRIX PowerWatch X appears to have limited functionality compared with other smart watches in the market. The only distinctive feature we’ve seen so far is its ability to recharge via body heat – but it could be improved with their next releases, though.
As for that, there’s no accompanying app for smartphones but the company promised us that it would be made available soon for Android and iOS. The photo above, is from their website, btw.
The PowerWatch X is currently the top-of-the-line model from Matrix. Pre-orders are now available for $249 (~PhP12,500) and promises shipment on the end of January 2018.
What do you think of this wearable so far?