PowerWatch 2 is a curious example of wearable electronics, occupying an intermediate position between smart and fitness watches. They have sports tracking, notification, heart rate monitoring and GPS navigation functions.
The developer of the new gadget – the American startup Matrix Industries – positions it as an alternative to the high-end running clock Garmin Fenix 6, Suunto and others. In particular, they are suitable for both marathon races and diving dives up to 200 meters. The watch is packed in a 47 mm diameter metal case. PowerWatch 2 is equipped with a proprietary developer’s OS that differs from WatchOS and Wear OS.
The gadget is equipped with a thermoelectric cell and a solar panel as power sources. Thermal converter allows you to generate a small electrical charge, due to the difference in temperature between the two metals. A large capacitor is used to store energy instead of conventional batteries in the watch.
The Matrix PowerWatch 2 is available in three versions: the basic version in a black steel case with a silicone strap, Series 2 Premium in a silver case and a stainless steel bracelet, and Series 2 Luxe with a titanium coating and a steel bracelet in Milan weave. They are already available in the US and UK. They cost $499, $599 and $699, respectively.