There’s nothing quite as satisfying as having all kinds of health and fitness data strapped to your wrist in a fancy, eye-catching smartwatch. These gadgets help athletes train smarter, link gear, and keep an eye on important metrics. But all that tech comes with big power demands, and every couple of days or so, they have to leave your wrist for a charge. Sequent’s Titanium Elektron Smartwatch wants to make the relationship between you and your watch more permanent.
Titanium Elektron Smartwatch: The Basics
The Titanium Elektron Smartwatch comprises an eight-part system for micro-energy harvesting that can keep it running for a very, very, long time. It employs an oscillating weight that starts moving when your body does. So essentially, as long as you regularly wear the watch, it will stay powered. That means runners and cyclists need not worry about spending hours hammering out miles, only to have their tracker die.
The Elektron Smartwatch can also sense resting time and cuts power to all but key functionalities for energy conservation, then automatically resumes when you get moving again.
If you don’t wear it, the watch’s dial-top hands stop moving completely, but the date and time reset automatically as soon as you pick it up again. So, even if it’s resting in a drawer or on a nightstand, the smartwatch can stay powered for up to 12 months in standby mode.
Form and Function:
The Elektron Smartwatch comes loaded with all the tech and tracking capabilities you would expect in a smartwatch: 24/7, always-on activity monitoring, real-time heart rate monitoring in the HR model, and sleep tracking, to name a few.
But many wouldn’t even clock this design as a smartwatch. It has a classic, 12-hour dial on its face and a narrow frame that completes its refined, timeless look.
You can sync the watch to the Oxygen app for more detailed views of fitness and health metrics.
The Elektron Smartwatch starts at MSRP $655 but can be snagged now for $410. Backers also will get the opportunity to customize their watches a bit closer to the time of production.
First shipments are expected to go out in December 2021, so the clock, or — in this case — watch, is ticking. Learn more at Indiegogo.com.