Never Charge Your Smartwatch again! Matrix PowerWatch X Review
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A smartwatch that you never have to charge! The Powerwatch x is the latest joining this line.
No other way … we have to start with the essence – which is indeed the battery life. And this is perhaps the main reason to get this watch – basically the battery life is close to infinity. It uses a thermoelectric generator to produce electricity, and store it onto a very small battery – which capacity is of course not disclosed. Every process in this watch is optimized for consuming a minor amount of electricity, and as long as you wear it on your hand, it will run. The energy is being produced by the difference of the temperature between your skin and the top of the watch case. The generated power quantity is extremely low, but enough to keep a smartwatch up and running, and even for this single fact it is totally worth supporting this kind of tech.
My second favorite part – the display. Monochromic display, feels like this is the right way to go for watches at this very moment. Especially those of them that are good to be used outdoors! You know that visibility is the main issue with AMOLED and LED-based display. This monochromic transflective solution is visible in day time, and the degree of visibility doesn’t depend on the weather conditions. Well – at least if it is not complete darkness. Even if that’s the case – Matrix have you covered – there is back-light on the watch by long pressing the mode key.
They say it should be safe to swim with the watch even at 200-meters pressure. This means that the build quality is outstanding, and you can indeed feel this by just touching the watch – metal body, which looks… big, and durable, and somewhat aggressive. By the way – if the whole thing looks like a small heatsink
Let’s check the Software side: this is where the first big disadvantage kicks in – Getting a device “named smartwatch” usually raises the expectations – and we somehow take it for granted these devices to measure heartrate, analyze the training efficiency, run some reminders and alarms and show us our messages. Powerwatch X is smart, but … not that smart. It is fair to say that this is where the X model is different to the original Powerwatch – it supports notifications, although not in a great way yet.
We don’t actually get any sports modes, and the only fitness values measured are the calories and approximation of the taken distance. This distance measurement is very random though and is based on the accelerometer, because – yes – it can count the steps too. There is no GPS and maybe the lack of GPS and heart rate sensor will be my main reasons to sometimes choosing another one over the Powerwatch X. The whole software both inside the watch and outside it – I mean the smartphone app – they seem to be too poor on features. Maybe too conservative, because most likely the lack of some functions is clearly a consequence of the desire to guarantee flawless battery operation.
To buy it or not? If that’s the question – then do so! Sure – this watch probably doesn’t deserve to be called smart, but the whole technology used, the idea of our own body producing and supplying the energy needed for this device’s operation deserves to be appreciated! Because the scientists staying behind this tech are among the people that are changing the future and maintaining the progress of the human beings.
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just FYI for all prospective buyers, the powerwatch 2 is currently on indiegogo for $199 and addresses many of the flaws of this watch. currently in prototype stage, due for delivery june 2019.
Kripke what happen to your voice??
Ha,ha Matrix,I get it :))
There's hardly a temperature difference here in the tropics. This is the worst recommendation ever!!
Everything looks cheap with a breakable
It only works if its attached to your wrist. I usually take off my automatic watch and it still works the next morning. What about this watch do you have to take it off or leave it on so that it will work.
Great video! I can't find any other videos on this watch that are actual real reviews, so thank you! I've been debating about getting the PowerWatch 2, but I had my suspicions that the company wasn't focusing on the software enough, which I think is going to be an issue with the new one too. It's a great concept for sure, as the biggest problem with smartwatches is battery life, but I think they can do better by licensing the charging technology to other watch manufacturers instead.
I was foolish enough to buy this watch. It is such an overpriced piece of crap. It simply doesn't work. It takes an impossible amount of time to connext with the app which is totally inaccurate and very very basic. I would not trust this company despite their new offering on Indiegogo.
Extremely limited functions. Might be interesting to some people I guess.
if this watch takes too much of my electricity my heart will stop!!!!!
It is a bit dull to be honest. No disrespect to Matrix but I still like my power hungry Pro Trek
It is a garbage any casio watch better than this and it is not a smartphone at all !
Yes except that they never last more than 18 months.
I have a galaxy watch LTE version….I'm a very happy man ☝️?
I'll stick with my gear S3 thanks
OMFG pls stop saying ?? icks!
I have a Casio Pathfinder PAC-60 with ..”.. solar charging and rechargeable battery…”… for 15 years….. I had the battery replaced and still working…. !!!.
It is EXTREMELY ANNOYING AND IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE NEW WATCHES NEED TO BE RECHARGED EVERY DAY…—REALLY …???????….
YOU WANT TO TELL ME THAT THE OLD TECHNOLOGY IS SMARTER THAN THE NEWER ONE…???????…..OR MABE THE SMART TECHNOLOGY MAKERS GOT A GOOD GRIP ON THE….””……MONEY GRABB…””…OPPORTUNITY AND THEY KEEP THE CUSTOMERS S L A V E S TO THE TECH INDUSTRY MAFIA…..!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!….
Lay it on a stove and put an ice cube on top?
Too much talking poor visuals of the product.
FYI …It still has an inside battery.. a g shocks battery last longer and if you go solar it blows this watch out of the water.
i think ill stick to my Fenix 3
Pro: you don't need to charge. Cons: only 3 watch faces (1 ok, 1 sucks and one buggy), no usable functions (alarm only works via smartphone), sleep tracker sucks, step counter sucks. Overall: keep using your pebble.
I’d rather wear my mechanical watch rather than carry another cellphone on my wrist.
Producing a useful effect from a temperature difference: Stirling engine: triggered
wont disclose the battery size lol because its huge and they dont wanna tell you the charging thing is a gimic and dont work…. thermal couple devices that charge with heat you need a huge peltier cooler to do so lol fucking liars
Got one, its crap….don't bother..
Ive got the black ops, crap watch…..hard to see, lack of features and ugly watch faces ( it took them a year to bring out two new faces that are useless. Yeh it works but I would buy one again. Customer service is crap as well.
Take a standard Casio G-shock watch and add some weakly functioning advantages – then trade that against some huge disadvantages. Thanks – but at present time; no thanks.
Here you go ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4OeOQtiW0w
I HOPE CASIO is watching this and implement the technology along with their already awesome solar charging and their expertise and designs to come out with the best electronic smartwatch ever!
On Powerwatch web site the Powerwatch 2 appears to be more attractive (with solar cells technology and GPS). The price of this new watch is not indicated neither the availability date (june 2019 ?). With a price of 200 USD I think that they will be able to sell the watch especially if it is very well built. Thank you Micheal for the good quality of your video.
For what its worth your pronunciation of "X" sounds like "ix" which is kinda strange for native speakers. When we say ex we pronounce it like "ex". Matrix-ix sounds like a sutter 😛
Overall the PW2 won't be any different, you have to totally ruin performance to survive on 5mA. Just like electric airplanse, they work but nobody currently wants one.
This would probably be more effective with solar charging like Eco Drive. At least it could be charged efficiently in all climate conditions and the user would not have to wear the device all the time.
Or just buy an automatic watch that doesn't depend on temperature difference
This has got to be a Dutch accent.
So… it's "Like Smart" but not actually THAT smart… does that make this the Trump of smart watches?
Try, Try, Try, and Try again. I care LE$$ about the other stuff. I'm looking for a STAND ALONE SMARTWATCH! It's that too much to ask for?! I should be able to put a sim card in, and keep it movin'! Why is it that we're in the century of tech, yet they brung out a product that was below mediocre at best. I give them some credit. At least they got the battery life correct.
I'll stick to my G-SHOCK.
Still happy with the watch? How is it holding up? P
owerwatch 2 is coming. Does the Battery really last?
the watch does not charge from the body heat, you need to use the provided charger
It is not too thick, i evev want it a little bit bigger and thicker… dont need notifications i have phone that i use becouse it is more convinient
You kidding me! The company is called "Matrix". Machines using human body heat for power??? Omg. Fellow Humans this is the start of Cybertron 🙁
If only pebble still alive and they acquire this technology…. My life will be complete
Great video! What lens are you using with your camera to create this video?
I've played this video in 1.25 speed . I think you know the reason why