“Eternal” smart watch Sequent do not require charging

Swiss engineers have developed “smart” hours Sequent, working through movements of the wrist. The gadget with an “infinite” battery life has already raised more than $740 000 on Kickstarter is almost 9 times more than the required amount, and to complete the campaign just a week left.

Swiss engineers have developed “smart” hours Sequent, working through movements of the wrist. The gadget with an “infinite” battery life has already raised more than $740 000 on Kickstarter is almost 9 times more than the required amount, and to complete the campaign just a week left.
How it works


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

System recharging the internal battery Sequent resembles the winding mechanism in a traditional watch, but instead of spring here is a miniature generator that converts vibrations of the load in electricity. To reduce the energy consumption, the developers have chosen analog dial with separate arrow charge level. To display the notifications use the led, this step is the heart rate monitor and GPS module. Using Bluetooth, the device synchronizes with the mobile app on your smartphone.

Smart watches can withstand immersion to a depth of 50 meters, the thickness of the body of hypoallergenic plastic (in most available versions) or stainless steel is about 15 mm. there are several options the standard 22 mm straps from leather, nylon and elastic material. Razladilis, Sequent enter a power saving mode and turn off all additional functions as long as the embedded generator does not make up for the energy.
Price and competitors

At the start of the Sequent could be bought for just $150 (Black Edition) and $200 (Steel Edition), now available from $200 and $250, respectively, and for $300 you can buy a limited edition with a transparent dial. The retail price of the smart watch will start from $440. Delivery expected in December 2017.

The founders of PowerWatch ($140) promises to free users from the necessity of charging hours. Among competitor worth mentioning, and Nokia Steel HR ($200) — their battery life is limited to 25 days, but in the upper part of the dial there is a small display for notifications and activity indicators.
 

Source: Kickstarter