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Smartwatch that uses the human body to charge launched

/ 10:54 PM August 29, 2019

Switzerland-based company Sequent Ltd. announced on Monday, Aug. 26 that its automatically self-charging smartwatch, the SuperCharger2, has officially launched.

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The SuperCharger2, a smartwatch that uses human-produced kinetic energy to recharge. Image: Courtesy of Sequent Ltd. via AFP Relaxnews.

With over a month left to make pledges to their Kickstarter campaign, Sequent Ltd. raised over two times their financial goal for the SuperCharger2, a smartwatch that charges using the kinetic energy created by humans as a result of physical movement.

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This smartwatch is the follow-up to the original SuperCharger, whose Kickstarter campaign launched back in 2015. Similar to the previous generation model, the SuperCharger2 creates electrical power from “100% clean kinetic energy” produced by physical activity — all of which can be tracked and monitored thanks to built-in sensors.

In addition to the autonomous charging system having the potential to save up to millions of batteries per year, the watchband is made from recycled ocean plastic.

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The SuperCharger2 is available through Kickstarter starting at $179 (about P9,000). First deliveries are expected to take place in January 2020. RGA/JB

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TOPICS: batteries, Clean energy, kinetic energy, smartwatches, Switzerland
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