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2016/02/19

A joint study of SunPartner Technologies with Vector Watch shows technology that would greatly extend the current 30-day battery life of Vector’s smart watches.

At Mobile World Congress 2016, Vector Watch, the smart watch which revolutionized the wearable industry with its 30-days battery life, and Sunpartner Technologies, creator of Wysips® invisible solar power for connected devices, announce the conclusion of a joint study that would greatly extend the battery life of Vector’s smart watches.

The study showed by integrating Wysips® Reflect, a transparent photovoltaic module, into the screens of Vector’s Smart Watches, would lead to a battery life to unprecedented performance in the smart watch market, with no impact on Vector’s design.
“We are committed to extending battery life even further to offer our customers an unparalleled experience. The study between Vector Watch and Sunpartner Technologies will generate a powerful impact on the way people use and relate to wearable technology. We are at a border of a new understanding of wearable devices as customers are becoming much more confident with their use. This is a step towards our vision of a smart watch that does not need charging.”, says Ron Spencer of Vector Watch.

“In the fast-growing market for smartwatches, aesthetics and longer battery life are crucial. Wysips® Reflect component, ultra-thin and invisible, adapted to Vector Watch display extends the battery life while preserving the watch design. Sunpartner’s harvesting solution is completely in agreement with Vector’s vision, so that this collaboration will significantly enhance user experience”, says Grégory Winter of Sunpartner Technologies.

Vector, the London-based company made headlines with its smart watches that offer 30-days battery life on a single charge without compromising design or features. This patented technology is a significant competitive advantage in the wearable sector.

Wysips® Reflect, seamlessly integrated in the watch dial, uses the most appropriate photovoltaic materials to produce electricity by harnessing ambient light (natural or artificial). The energy is then stored in a rechargeable battery. It substantially extends the battery life of Vector’s Smart Watch and independently powers watch features with zero impact on the design.

KEY POINTS:
Wysips®Reflect
Wysips® Reflect is unique because its design is adaptable: it comes in multiple forms and can be laminated on a variety of surfaces (reflective screens, watch casings and watch dials). It is optimized depending on the object and the client’s needs. Ultra-thin (≤ 0.5 mm), transparent (up to 85%, preserving visual and functional qualities), adaptable to screens and surfaces up to 6 inches and powerful (up to 3 milliwatts peak per cm2), Wysips® Reflect enables smart watches to preserve their aesthetic identity and have a battery life approaching that of traditional watches.

Vector Watch
Available in two collections, the flagship round Luna design and Meridian with a rectangular case, the Vector watch collection has all the characteristics of fine watchmaking: battery life with refinement and technology. These smartwatches, which are compatible with Android, iOS and Windows phones, works with all notifications, monitors physical activity (number of steps, calories, sleep), are water resistant (to 50 meters) and have an always-on, monochrome screen that displays the time without pressing a button. New updates include Music, Evernote and Nest apps, doubled by streams for Facebook and Twitter. The new app launch and social stream development coincides with Vector’s progression towards creating an open community for third party app developers using the Vector SDK and API.

Discover the Vector Luna Smart Watch at Sunpartner Technologies’ stand Mobile World Congress 2016 France Pavilion – Hall 5 – stand 5B21

About Sunpartner Technologies
Sunpartner Technologies is an engineering company specializing in Solar NETs (New Energy Technologies). They develop invisible, transparent solar energy solutions that are completely design neutral and seamlessly integrate into target products. In particular, the company invented Wysips® (What You See Is Photovoltaic Surface), which has 5 mature technologies: Wysips® Crystal for screens, Wysips® Glass integrated into glazing, Wysips® Cameleon for signs and billboards, Wysips® Reflect for reflective screens, and Wysips® Graphics for connected devices. Sunpartner Technologies regularly receives 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. The company was also named one of the Top 100 Global Cleantech companies in 2014. Based in Aix-en-Provence (France), the company has a team of 53 employees. www.sunpartnertechnologies.com

About Vector Watch
Vector Watch designs and develops wearable technology to simplify lifestyles. Committed to delivering the highest quality of craftsmanship, we combine impeccable design and exceptional materials with cutting edge software and a unique user experience to enrich the lives of our customers. Our intelligent technology provides discreet and relevant information to help streamline the complexities of day to day life, whilst retaining the aesthetic & elegance of a premium timepiece.

Media contact Sunpartner Technologies
Marion CHANSON
+33 (0)6 15 71 16 76
mchanson@sunpartner.fr

Media contact Vector Watch
Elisabeth ROLLIN
+(44) 7533 063563
Elisabeth.rollin@vectorwatch.com