Smart bike helmet maker Coros has launched a GPS smartwatch called the PACE. The device comes with a range of modes for tracking sports and a whopping thirty days of battery life.
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Originally shown off at CES 2018 earlier this year, this is a device designed primarily with triathletes in mind. Data accuracy is a major focus for the Garmin lookalike. It has five sensors under the hood, including a heart rate monitor (that works in and out of water), barometric altimeter for measuring elevation, compass, accelerometer and gyroscope. PACE also has built-in GPS/GLONASS/BDS satellite compatibility and is water-rated for dives down to 50 meters (5 ATM).
In terms of design, the lightweight (43 grams) timepiece comes with a 1.2 inch color LCD screen for viewing your stats. The face of the watch can be customized using the Coros app. This app is also where to head off for additional insight into your stats, goals and milestones. With the addition of Bluetooth 4.2 BLE connections, the watch has ultra fast connection times and apparently cuts your average mobile app sync time in half.
Battery life is where the device really shines, though. Thanks to low powered technology and CPU system, the 310 mAh lithium ion battery will keep PACE going for up to 30 days in standard mode. This comes right down to 25 hours in GPS mode which is still pretty decent.
“After months of testing PACE with athletes worldwide and taking their feedback to our engineers, we are thrilled to finally bring our first athletic watch to market,” said Lewis Wu, CEO, Coros Wearables.
“As one of the best battery performance athletic watches in its class, PACE will support ultra-athletes in their most demanding races. Coros customers can look forward to regular software updates, as our hardworking team of developers and engineers continue to improve the software, to deliver the best value and experience to users.”
Apart from battery life there is nothing particularly unique about PACE. Nevertheless, it seems like a solid first offering from the smart helmet maker that comes at a competitive price (view on Amazon). The core unit comes in a choice between black-grey, blue-black and red-black. The silicone band is available in multiple colors, too.
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