MATRIX Industries' pioneering no-charge GNSS smartwatch has u-blox and TransSiP PI technology under the lid
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:20 AM
Powered by sunlight and body heat, the PowerWatch 2 is the first location tracking smartwatch you never need to charge
THALWIL, SWITZERLAND / ACCESSWIRE / February 12, 2019 / U-blox (SWX: UBXN), a global provider of wireless positioning and positioning, TransSiP inc, world leader in Power Integrity, and MATRIX Industries , leaders in thermoelectric innovation, are announcing the PowerWatch 2 , the world's first GPS smartwatch that you never need to recharge. The smartwatch features the ultra-small, ultra-low power u-blox ZOE-M8B GNSS receiver to track position, in addition to burn calories, activity level, and sleep, making it an ideal companion for runners, hikers, and swimmers. All this is enabled by TransSiP PI technology Which Ensures energy harvested at maximum efficiency and Provides crystal clear power.
The PowerWatch 2 is the first GPS smartwatch to offer a 100% charge-free experience. It does away with its batteries and continues to charge its batteries using thermal energy generated from heat. The watch also features smartphones, connecting to your phone and displaying your wristwatch and visualizing them using iOS and Android apps, as well as popular third party health and fitness platforms.
The ZOE-M8B and TransSiP PI: a winning combination
The PowerWatch 2 provides location tracking using the low-power u-blox ZOE-M8B GNSS receiver module that consumes as low as 12 mW. Packaged as a (system-in-package), the 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.0 mm module helps achieve the watch's comparatively low 16-millimeter thickness. GNSS constellations means that it delivers high-accuracy positioning in challenging situations as urban or dense forest environments and when swimming.
Satellite based positioning is typically the most power-hungry process on a sports watch. ZOE-M8B GNSS receiver module incorporating u-blox Super-E technology, to strike an ideal balance between power and performance. Working on a tight power budget, the watch supports GNSS tracking by day, with unused time accumulating in the watch's battery pack, eg, powering two hours of location tracking every four days.
ZOE-M8B's potential for wearables than the PowerWatch 2, says Florian Bousquet. "We have not had anything to do with the ZOE-M8B." , Principal Product Manager at Standard Precision GNSS at u-blox. blox.
Douglas Tham, CTO of MATRIX Industries added: "The TransSiP PI makes it possible to deliver high performance and high efficiency at the same time by reducing noise, eliminating time spent re-acquiring data, and minimizing the need for additional processing and enables applications which can be solely powered by energy harvesting. "
Akram Boukai, CEO and co-founder of MATRIX Industries, said, "Not only were size, cost and power constrained in developing the PowerWatch 2, so we had to make sure that it met the high performance demands that athletes expect. " of TransSiP PI and the ZOE-M8B has solved all the pain points for us, making it easy to lock in on even weak signal environments. "
Backers of the project on Indiegogo are expected to receive their orders in June, 2019. June, 2019.
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u-blox (SIX: UBXN) is a global provider of positioning and wireless communications technologies for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Their solutions let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. U-blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.blox (SIX: UBXN) is a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Their solutions let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. U-blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.
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