Coros Live takes on Pebble with 6 week battery life: Too good to be true?

Update: E-paper smartwatch's Kickstarter campaign has been suspended
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Coros Live came out all guns blazing with its Kickstarter launch, not only making big claims about its battery life, but naming and shaming smartwatch rivals it thinks it has one-upped.

The Chinese-funded startup's crowdfunding page claimed its E-paper smartwatch has a battery life of up to 6 weeks and is keen to point out that the Apple Watch and Google Wear (sic) have only 1-3 day lifespans, and that the Pebble Steel has "max 10 days".

Read this: Pebble Time v Apple Watch

However, according to the Coros Live Kickstarter page, funding was sadly suspended for the campaign earlier this week. It had already reached almost $8,000 of its $20,000 goal. We've contacted the startup to find out if the budget e-paper smartwatch will live on and will update this story when we find out more.

Coros Live takes on Pebble with 6 week battery life: Too good to be true?

On the fitness front the Coros watch offered step counting, calorie burn and distance travelled estimates, as well as sleep tracking and silent alarms and, when it comes to notifications, the makers stated WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook support was all there, along with the usual text and calling alerts.

There's no app store though, so it didn't come close to rivalling Pebble in that respect.

Read this: Pebble Time specs, price and release date

Its long battery life is thanks to the 1.26-inch Memory LCD display and charging is via magnetic USB clip. It's 3ATM water resistant and Coros says it will survive a dunk in the pool.

We'll update this story as soon as we know more about why it was seemigly pulled.

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