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Matrix Powerwatch vs Powerwatch 2 vs Powerwatch X Compared

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Matrix have announced the Powerwatch 2 which builds on the successes of the Powerwatch and Powerwatch X both of which were released last year. The new Powerwatch 2 improves on its predecessors in the design while also featuring additional features that bring it to par with other high-end smartwatches such as the Garmin Fenix 5X Plus.

Featured in this comparison, is the Powerwatch vs Powerwatch 2 vs Powerwatch X, we compare their specs and features head-to-head so you know what the differences are and which is the perfect choice for you.

Matrix Powerwatch vs Powerwatch 2 vs Powerwatch X Compared

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameMatrix PowerwatchMatrix Powerwatch 2Matrix Powerwatch X
Device typeFitness/Sporty smartwatchFitness/Sporty smartwatchFitness/Sporty smartwatch
PredessesorMatrix Powerwatch Black OPSMatrix Powerwatch--
Successor------
Released dateJuly, 2018Jan, 2019July, 2018
Ideal forMen (will look good too on women.)Men (will look good too on women.)Men (will look good too on women.)

DISPLAY

Display typeMonochrome LCDColored LCDMonochrome LCD
Display size1.2 inch1.2 inch1.2 inch
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Input type2 physical buttons plus 1 digital crown4 Physical buttons2 physical buttons plus 1 digital crown

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension47 x 47 x 16 mm47 x 47 x 16 mm51 x 51 x 17 mm
Weight60-70 grams60-70 grams70-80 grams
Casing materialAircraft-grade aluminum casingAircraft-grade aluminum casingAircraft-grade aluminum casing
Strap materialSiliconeSiliconeSilicone
Bezel Material------
Band size22 mm22 mm22 mm
Screen protectionSapphire glassSapphire glassSapphire glass
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, 20ATMYes, 20ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, silverBlackBlack

MEMORY

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Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYesYesYes
Wi-FiNoNoNo
NFCNoNoNo
GPSNoYesNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

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SIM slotNoNoNo
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NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertNoYesYes
SMS alertNoYesYes
Calls alertNoYesYes
Event reminderNoYesYes
Weather forecastNoYesYes
Facebook notifacationNoYesYes
Twitter notificationNoYesYes
Whatsapp notificationNoYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringNoYesNo
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes

MEDIA

AudioNoNoNo
Bluetooth musicNoNoNo
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)NoYesNo
PedometerYesYesYes
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Other sensorsNo

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSProprietary OSProprietary OS
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BATTERY

Type of batteryThermoelectric (body heat)Thermoelectric (body heat) and Solar powerThermoelectric (body heat)
Battery capacity ------
Battery lifeIndefiniteIndefiniteIndefinite
ChargingNo chargingNo chargingNo charging

MISC

Payment systemNoNoNo
Compatibility Android 5.0+/iPhoneAndroid 5.0+/iPhoneAndroid 5.0+/iPhone
Companion appPowerWatch AppPowerWatch AppPowerWatch App
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandNoNoNo

IN THE BOX CONTENTS

Matrix PowerwatchMatrix Powerwatch 2Matrix Powerwatch X
StrapStrapStrap
USB charging cableUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
User manualUser manualUser manual

PRICE COMPARED

Price (last checked)$200$400$300

What’s the Difference?

Matrix Powerwatch vs Powerwatch 2 vs Powerwatch X Features compared

  1. Matrix Powerwatch vs Powerwatch 2 vs Powerwatch X: Design and Display

  2. No doubt, the new Powerwatch 2 has the most outstanding design. It looks more premium and has all the nifty gritty of a high-end smartwatch. The slightly raised bezel seems to do the trick giving it a rugged appearance while the Powerwatch and the Powerwatch X both look stylish and elegant in their respective ways.

    From the sizes, the Powerwatch X is bigger, perhaps a bit bulky, but the 51mm case size suggests a watch that’s definitely not for smaller wrist, while the 47mm case sizes of the other two could be adjourned moderate and certainly will look great on more wrists compared to the 51mm case size.

    The display is slight different too, a more sunlight visible monochrome LCD powers the display on both the Powerwatch and Powerwatch X, while a more interactive and lively colored LCD powers the display of the Powerwatch 2 which is also easy to read outdoors.

  3. Matrix Powerwatch vs Powerwatch 2 vs Powerwatch X: Fitness Tracking

  4. Each of these three is fitness focused, but the fitness tracking features differs as the Powerwatch 2 now has a heart rate sensor that enables it to monitor your heart rate thereby giving you more accurate calories readings which helps you to know when to increase or reduce the intensity.

    The Powerwatch 2 also has GPS inbuilt which makes it a great choice for tracking your outdoor activities such as distance, routes and locations.
    Both the Powerwatch and Powerwatch X lack inbuilt GPS and as well a heart rate sensor.

    Although both can track your steps, calories and sleep which still makes these two great choices for tracking you daily activities.

  5. Matrix Powerwatch vs Powerwatch 2 vs Powerwatch X: Waterproof Rating

  6. Powerwatch series of smartwatches features some of the highest water resistant ratings on the market. While the Powerwatch is rated 5ATM which makes it water resistant up to 50 meters, the Powerwatch 2 and Powerwatch X are both rated 20ATM which makes these two water resistant up to 200 meters. That’s quite massive.

  7. Matrix Powerwatch vs Powerwatch 2 vs Powerwatch X: Notifications

  8. Keeping you connected to all that matters to you is a feature that is common with most smartwatches. However, the Powerwatch lacks this feature – it isn’t able to notify you when there’s a new notification on your phone.

    Although, the Powerwatch 2 and Powerwatch X both are capable of notifying you when there’s new notification on your phone. This makes these two far better choices than the Powerwatch.

  9. Matrix Powerwatch vs Powerwatch 2 vs Powerwatch X: Battery Life

Matrix Powerwatch smartwatches are quite exceptional for being thermoelectric powered. These watches use your body heat to remain active. Very exceptional, I must say.

However, while the Powerwatch and Powerwatch X are thermoelectric powered, the Powerwatch 2 takes it further, featuring the thermoelectric capabilities and as well is solar powered. Meaning if it’s not on your wrist, you can still charge it up by exposing it to sunlight.

Matrix Powerwatch vs Powerwatch 2 vs Powerwatch X: Which is Better?

Obviously, the Powerwatch 2 is the best choice. It has more features and as well a better design. Although a bit pricey, but it’s worth it and no doubt gives the best value for money.

On the other hand, the Powerwatch X is a nicer alternative than the Powerwatch. It features notification capabilities which the Powerwatch lacks and as well is somewhat more stylish.

Here is a summary;

MATRIX POWERWATCH 2 A more comprehensive choice. Has more features and looks more stylish while featuring a very interesting battery feature. It gives the best value for money.
MATRIX POWERWATCH XA nicer alternative to the Powerwatch 2 with a nice aesthetics and decent features.
MATRIX POWERWATCHAlso a great choice, qualifies as an entry level smartwatch.
Our Pick

Although more expensive, the Powerwatch 2 which has more features and a premium design is our preferred choice.

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