Sequent smartwatch

If there is one big problem with Smart devices nowadays including smartwatches and smartphones, its battery life. They don’t last long enough, and everyone ends up charging them all the time. In an attempt to fix this, a company called Sequent looked toward the automatic movements in traditional watches to create a smartwatch that can charge its self using a kinetic battery system.

The company’s eponymous smartwatch uses a self-charging battery system that charges as you move around, much like an automatic movement does in a standard watch (but through a much different process). It comes with your standard hybrid smartwatch features: a heart rate sensor, activity tracker, GPS, Bluetooth, and a notification system.

Wondering how long go with little or no movement before it’s dead? (And how long will it take to recharge at that point?) If kinetic energy sources were viable for smartwatches on a major scale you’d think a major company would’ve tried it by now. Either way, Sequent is giving it a shot. The more you use the watch while jogging for example, the more energy will be stored.

The watch is currently on Kickstarter starting at $189. The company says watches will start at $438 when it hits retail, so that’s a pretty hefty discount. As always, Kickstarters aren’t guaranteed, so keep that in mind before you back this, or any company.