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névo and Sunpartner Technologies announce a strategic partnership to create névo solar : the world’s first solar powered analog smartwatch
Aix-en-Provence, France, December 26, 2014. névo is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Sunpartner Technologies, a specialist in Wysips® invisible photovoltaic solutions, to create a solar powered version of the névo connected analog watch: névo solar.
Névo has created a connected watch combining a precision Swiss movement, activity sensors, and Bluetooth notification capacity in a minimalist and elegant design for those who want the benefits of a smartwatch without sacrificing style. In order to further increase the already impressive battery life of their connected watch, névo has launched a strategic partnership with Sunpartner Technologies, inventor of the invisible photovoltaic component Wysips® which can allow any surface to produce its own electricity through exposure to light.
The collaboration will develop, test, and commercialize a solar-powered version of the névo connected watch. The new watch, named névo solar, will use the energy production of the photovoltaic Wysips® component to offer nearly unlimited battery life without impacting the watch’s aesthetics, even with frequent use of névo’s integrated activity and health sensors.
“When we developed névo we made battery life a top priority. Our standard dual battery system and low-consumption technology freed users from the inconvenience of nightly charging and now we’re taking that concept to its ultimate conclusion – solar power. With névo solar we capture the unlimited power of light. Our users will never have to worry about charging or battery replacement “ said Sébastien Druvent, CEO and co-founder of névo.
Through this collaboration, Sunpartner Technologies once again proves its ability to integrate its Wysips® technologies into everyday products and hopes to strengthen its position as a leader in the promising market for connected devices. “We are very proud to launch this partnership with névo that will lead to a unique solar version of the contemporary névo watch. By seamlessly blending into the product’s design and powering applications made possible by built-in sensors, our technologies show their unique combination of aestheticism and energy production” added Ludovic Deblois, CEO and co-founder of Sunpartner Technologies.
This groundbreaking innovation utilizes Sunpartner Technologies’ invisible Wysips® solution, embedding the best photovoltaic materials available into the watch face and connecting them to an on-board rechargeable battery. The system will be optimized for indoor lighting to reduce the need for direct sunlight. The highly efficient Wysips® system powers standalone functions of the watch including activity tracking and smart notifications. This feature will be made available as a new model – névo solar, available in August 2015. The névo solar represents the first steps of a long-term collaboration between névo’s range of fitness/health products and Sunpartner Technologies’ Wysips® portfolio.
About Sunpartner Technologies
Founded in 2008, Sunpartner Technologies is an engineering company specialized in Solar NETs (New Energy Technologies). They develop renewable, independent energy solutions that are integrated into smart surfaces and are invisible. In particular, the company invented the transparent PV technology Wysips®, which transforms any surface into a solar panel that can generate its own electricity from light. Sunpartner Technologies has regularly received awards both for its innovation and from the business community, such as the Nobel Sustainability® Clean Tech Company award in 2013 and Technology Pioneer 2014 from the World Economic Forum. Sunpartner is based in Aix-en-Provence, France
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névo is a partner of MED Group with includes iMaze, a leading French design brand for fitness wearable devices, sports and health sensors. The névo system is an open tracking platform that includes a complete ecosystem of products, apps and online community services that can benefit everyone trying to live a healthy active lifestyle.
Headquartered in Lille, France with offices in Hong Kong and California, névo products will be available worldwide in early 2015.
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