While the Pebble smartwatch range may not compete with the more sophisticated Android Wear watches in terms of functionality or display quality, it can be a good option for those who want multi-day battery-life. Third-party company Powerstrap is now aiming to boost that life even further with a powered strap that claims to add a full week of power through a 250mAh battery, as well as an on-board GPS module.

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The strap is described as ‘sweatproof’ but only ‘water-resistant’ rather than waterproof, and is aimed at outdoor fitness fans who want accurate activity measurement without the need to carry a smartphone with them. It is not, it has to be said, pretty!

The originator of the Kickstarter project called Pal says that he has ‘worked very closely with Pebble’ on the project. Pricing starts at $79 now that the earlybird specials have gone.

The project is off to a good start, with $27k of the $80k goal raised on the first day of the campaign, though the usual cautions apply: some high-profile Kickstarter campaigns have failed to deliver.

Via The Verge

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