In no way, shape, or form would I ever claim to be an expert scientist—my high school science teachers would surely support that statement. But one scientific rule or theory that I do understand is that we as humans produce heat, and heat begets energy, and that energy often goes wasted. And it’s with that fact in mind that Matrix Industries developed a technology that can in no simple terms be defined as paradigm-shifting. The first implementation of their thermoelectric power generator came to life in the PowerWatch brand.
Explained technically, that thermoelectric generator requires a hot and cold side in order to operate effectively. The hot side is the circular aluminum plate on the back of the watch, which pulls the user's body heat, and the cold side is the entire metal bezel and body of the watch. The two are separated by a layer of isolating thermoplastic. The generator then "harvests" the heat that flows from the hot to cold side and converts it into the energy required to power the watch. Think, Qi wireless charging where your body is the power mat.
Here at IFA 2019, in the IFA NEXT exhibition, PowerWatch released their Series 2 product, which features a base model alongside Premium and Luxe options. Per PowerWatch, there’s nothing technologically different between the models, only that they’re housed in a more premium casing as you move up the chain.