Days of the ordinary power cords and even wireless power banks for recharging batteries are over. It’s about time when these tech industries bring something unique in the market; PowerWatch, a smartwatch that can recharge its batteries using the body heat of its wearer. It’s an entirely unique feature that can dominate in this sector.
The makers involved:
Menlo Park is a California-based industry that came up with the concept of PowerWatch, after five long years of research. The team members are Ph.D. graduates from Caltech, MIT, University of California and Harvard who are currently collaborating ideas and their resources for further development.
How does PowerWatch function?
As per Indiegogo’s page, PowerWatch adopted their technology from NASA, which has also used the same concept for powering its Voyager spacecraft and Curiosity, the rover of Mars. It mainly uses thermoelectric energy for converting heat into electricity.
The next question that popped into my mind after reading it was, “what happens when I stop wearing the watch for a few days, and will I be able to swim with it?”
The answers to my questions were provided by Indiegogo. The watch goes to sleep surviving on tiny amounts of power from the battery, the watch switches on showing you the right time every time.
Similar to other smartwatches available in the market, the PowerWatch can also show notification and time. Furthermore, it can also calculate the level of burnt calories, sleeping pattern and its cycle, including various physical activities like numbers of steps taken.
The company has managed to raise its capital to $45,000. Its goal is to reach $100,000 with two more months left in hand.
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