The Samsung Gear S3 is a smart watch that packs a battery for its displays and is designed to use its powerful processor to do all the things a smart device should do, like stream videos or control your home entertainment.
Now, the company has announced that it has teamed up with battery maker, Powerwall, to make a smart battery pack.
The Powerwall smart battery is a rechargeable battery with a built-in lithium ion battery, designed to recharge a Samsung Galaxy Gear S4 smartphone, the new smartwatch from Samsung, which is expected to launch on September 9th.
Samsung says the Powerwall is powered by a battery that’s 20 percent bigger than a typical smartphone battery and can run for four hours on a single charge.
Powerwall says it is also able to power up to 50 smart devices and “can provide up to 4.5 hours of battery life for a full day of use.”
“As a global leader in the smart battery space, PowerWall has been working closely with Samsung to deliver a truly revolutionary smart battery,” said Matt Leinbach, CEO and co-founder of Powerwall.
“Samsung’s smartwatch has been an amazing platform for us to bring together the power of the Samsung Galaxy and Powerwall’s world-class batteries.”
The PowerWall smart battery packs an additional 40 hours of runtime when plugged into a Samsung device, and it can charge at a rate of 5,000 hours per day.
The battery can also charge through a standard USB cable, and when plugged in to a standard smartphone charger, it can be charged at a range of 3,000 to 10,000 volts, depending on the type of charger.
Powerwall says the battery pack can be used on a range from smart watches to smartphones, including the Samsung Gear VR, Samsung Gear Live, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Smart TV, Samsung Power Bank, Samsung TV Player, and the Samsung Smart Hub.
The Powerwall battery pack has a maximum charging time of 15 hours per charge, according to Powerwall.
“The Samsung Gear and Samsung Smart watches have the potential to be the world’s most affordable smartwatches, and with the introduction of the PowerWall battery, we’re confident that consumers can enjoy a much-needed upgrade,” said Michael K. Johnson, CEO of PowerWall.
“This partnership allows us to provide a much more robust solution for smartwatch consumers who want to have a more convenient and powerful battery for their devices.”
For more on the Samsung smartwatch, watch, and Samsung smart battery, watchOS, and battery, read up on our coverage from September, including a look at the Samsung wearable’s upcoming software, a review of Samsung’s smart speakers, and more.