Ma­trix Pow­erWatch X

This fu­ture-gaz­ing model uses heat-pow­ered tech

T3 - - Matrix Powerwatch X -

Imag­ine never hav­ing to plug in and charge your gadgets ever again. That’s the think­ing be­hind this fu­tur­is­tic smart­watch, which boasts an in­fi­nite bat­tery life be­cause it runs off your body heat. The watch uses the dif­fer­ence be­tween your skin tem­per­a­ture and the am­bi­ent air tem­per­a­ture to gen­er­ate a cur­rent that charges the watch. That means no more run­ning out of power.

This watch is truly in­no­va­tive, and we reckon you’ll be see­ing more of this type of tech in the fu­ture, which is why we wanted to show it to you. Un­for­tu­nately, we don’t think its per­for­mance lives up to its po­ten­tial yet.

The Ma­trix Pow­erWatch X is a sim­ple smart­watch with an al­ways-on LCD dis­play and a screen that you con­trol via but­tons on the side of the watch. There’s no bright touch­screen here, so you’re out of luck on that score.

You can use the watch to tell the time, to track steps and do ba­sic fit­ness and sleep track­ing. It also prompts you if you re­ceive a no­ti­fi­ca­tion to your phone, but you won’t be able to read it on your screen like you would with oth­ers.

De­sign-wise it looks durable, and with a 50mm di­am­e­ter and 13.5mm thick­ness it’s very chunky. That style might ap­peal to some, but will be off-putting for many. The Ma­trix bodes well for body-pow­ered tech, but right now it’s only a de­cent op­tion for those who are ac­cept­ing of a ba­sic smart­watch ex­pe­ri­ence. From $279 / £212, pow­erwatch.com

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