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Basis Health Tracker for Fitness, Sleep & Stress (2014 Ed.)

by Basis
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Black and polished chrome
  • The only Complete Health Tracker. Tracks Heart Rate, Perspiration, Skin Temperature, Steps, and Calories. The Carbon Steel Ed. is upgraded with a more comfortable strap for a luxurious fit/finish and is water resistant.
  • Automatically tracks Running, Walking, Biking and Sleep without pressing any buttons. Advanced Sleep Tracking shows periods of REM, Deep, and Light Sleep.
  • Create Healthy Habits with the Healthy Habits System - makes Habit formation fun!
  • Syncs via Bluetooth with iOS, Android.
  • May not track heart rate while moving. The Basis is intended as complement and not as a replacement for workout-centric, chest strap-based heart rate monitors.
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Product Information

Color: Black and polished chrome
Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 ounces
Product Dimensions10.7 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches
Item model number900-00001-03
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Display Size30 millimeters
Auxiliary Inputbuilt-in_bluetooth
Battery Life96 hours
  
Additional Information
ASINB00GJG5ZEA
Best Sellers Rank #12,887 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11.2 ounces
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 3, 2014
  
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Technical Details

Color: Black and polished chrome
  • Track heart rate
  • Syncs via Bluetooth with iOS
  • Advanced sleep Track

Product Description

Color: Black and polished chrome

Basis 2014 Carbon Steel Ed.
World's Most Advanced Health Tracker

Basis helps you Get Fit, Sleep Better, and Stress Less with the most advanced health tracker in the world. Basis paints a more comprehensive picture of your health than other single-sensor fitness trackers by using multiple sensors that track heart rate, temperature, perspiration, motion, and more. Our Body IQ technology takes the hassle out of tracking and turns all that rich data into simple, relevant insights like REM/Deep Sleep and Resting Heart Rate that are personalized just for you. But all of the data in the world does you no good if you can’t act on it, so Basis goes beyond just data capture. It helps you incorporate small changes in your daily routine that have a powerful impact on your health. Armed with these healthy habits, you’ll easily get to the next level with your fitness, sleep, and stress goals. Find the Superhuman in you, with Basis.

Intelligent & Future-Proof

Waiting for the next-generation activity tracker or smartwatch? It’s already here with Basis. Not only does Basis have more sensors than other health trackers, giving it a better understanding of how your body is really doing, it's also more intelligent through our proprietary Body IQ technology. Body IQ automatically recognizes and displays your favorite activities, like walking, running, and biking, as well as sleep. It ensures you get credit for those activities in real-time, including your caloric burn, with no need to push buttons, switch modes, or tag activities. No other device provides this level of intelligence. Even better, Basis gets many free Body IQ upgrades regularly which means you never have to worry about your purchase losing value. And you’ll continue to see new, market-leading features.

Fits Seamlessly Into Your Life

Intelligent doesn't mean complicated. Just charge it up and wear it. Basis does the rest. From the very beginning, our team of software and hardware product designers crafted Basis to fit seamlessly into your life and play well with other things you love. Each device includes wireless syncing with select iOS and Android phones, as well as with your PC or Mac. Basis is water resistant so it can go everywhere you want to go, rain or shine. Designed as a lifestyle health tracker to complement exercise-focused heart rate monitors, the Basis band's rechargeable battery lasts over four days and comes with a quick-charge USB Connector. Finally, we know that looking good goes hand-in-hand with feeling good. So, we designed a range of accessories to personalize your Basis band for work, rest, or play.


Multiple sensors (incl. heart rate) + Body IQ
Better Data About Your Health

With 4+ sensors compared to most single-sensor devices, Basis paints a more scientific picture of your health, tracking heart rate, motion, temperature & more. Our regularly-upgraded Body IQ technology simplifies all that data so all you have to do is wear Basis. It does all the work.

What Users Are Saying

Users compliment the ultimate fitness tracking provided by Basis and praise how it creates a better, healthier routine.

Dynamic goal-setting and auto-tracking
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Get Fit

Body IQ automatically detects your favorite activities like walking, running and outdoor biking in real-time on your wrist. It also gives you the right caloric burn credit for those activities. Basis is designed as a lifestyle fitness tracker and complements your exercise-focused heart rate monitor.

Automatic sleep tracking
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Sleep Better

Body IQ delivers real sleep analysis so you can truly understand your Deep / REM / Light Sleep, Toss-and-turn, Sleep Score, and Interruptions. Basis automatically figures out when you go to bed and wake up with no buttons to push and ‘modes’ to set. No other tracker enables this level of analysis

Continuous heart rate on your wrist
Stress Less

Elevated heart rate can be an indicator of stress. With real-time heart rate on your wrist, Basis helps you uncover stressful moments that you may not even have previously noticed. With some simple breathing exercises, Basis helps you stay cool under pressure.

Carbon Steel strap
Personalize Your Band

Attractive, comfortable, customizable, our selection of designer bands and accessories will complement your tracksuit, your business suit, your bathing suit, even your birthday suit. Find the perfect accessory, for your diverse lifestyle.

Customer Reviews

Very uncomfortable to wear (band/thickness of watch).
Roelof Zeijpveld
Given that it has zero, yes, zero functionality without the support of the Basis servers, you should really think long and hard before you spend money on this product.
J. Tant
I have correlated the heart rate/steps and sleep monitoring with other means and it is very accurate.
Michael

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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269 of 290 people found the following review helpful By J. R. M. on February 2, 2014
Color Name: Black and polished chrome
Recently got rid of a fitbit force because of the "rash" and went with this instead. Had this for about a week and definitely like it better then the fitbit.

Pros:
-looks good and is very comfortable. May be too large for many women however.
-the habits with daily/weekly goals and earning points to unlock more habits is definitely more motivational than the fitbit goals/software
-sleep tracking is the best I've seen. Shows details about sleep quality and type. Automatically senses when you are asleep and awake. No buttons to push
-watch feature is always on. You don't have to push a button every time you want to see the time
-website shows a lot of useful ways to view your data
-very accurate. Seems like more accurate then the force was for counting steps
-able to tell if I'm simply taking steps, waking at an intensity to qualify for cardiovascular activity, running, or biking (real biking only-cant sense stationary biking) automatically. It then automatically records my activities that were greater than 10 minutes for record keeping as well as providing detailed data for review
-hr monitor is very accurate compared to manual pulse taking and with a pulse oximeter.

Cons
-hr monitor looses the ability to pick up hr with vigorous activity. The same thing happens with a pulse oximeter (uses similar optical technology). If you are moving to much it can't consistently get the heart rate. It will pick up various points during your exercise which you can view on the website later. If you want continuous feedback on hr during exercise you will need to wear a chest strap type monitor. In general with non vigorous activity it does well but does loose contact occasional with other arm movements and walking as well.
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Basis says
February 3, 2014
Thank you for your review of the Basis Carbon Steel Edition. We're glad you are enjoying it!

We are glad that you are finding our Healthy Habits system motivating - it's designed to help people set small goals that add up to big improvements in their health. This is an aspect of our system that we are very proud of because it delivers on our mission of keeping people engaged in their health.

Your feedback about our HR tracking is appreciated and we have passed your suggestion about distance traveled along to our product team. We are planning to make our data available to sync with other applications sometime this year, but haven't published a specific timeline for this.

Glad you like your Basis band over your most recent tracker. We always appreciate your feedback!
90 of 97 people found the following review helpful By A. Dent #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 8, 2014
Color Name: Black and polished chrome
The Basis is watching you :)

Basis is not perfect and it doesn't monitor 'everything, everywhere' - won't be swimming with it - but it's good enough and comfortable enough for me to actually keep it on my wrist and it's likely to stay this way until something 'better' comes about.

DISLIKES

Let me begin with what I dislike about the Basis, just to get it out of the way, then I am going to describe my experience of wearing it for the past two weeks, very much 24 by 7. So, here it is what I don't like about the Basis:

- Has to be charged every 3-4 days and you MUST use the very proprietary Basis charger. I understand why the charger must be proprietary: can't have it both waterproof and still have a standard USB port but I'd be so much happier if I could get away with once per week charging sessions.
- There is no quick way to speak to a support person. You will have to email them and they will respond as soon as they can. In my case (see below), they got back to me in about 12-16 hours but they warn you that they can't guarantee a 'same day' or even 'next day' response.
- Doesn't automatically sync with all Android devices. They do have a list of supported models and I'm not going to do the Android-sync anyway (will explain below) but anyone with a smart phone, you should know that Android auto-sync may or may not work for you.

THE WATCH

Almost everything else about the Basis, I like, very much.
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354 of 433 people found the following review helpful By D. Graves TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 2, 2014
Color Name: Black and polished chrome
I had big expectations for the new Basis tracker. The B1, the previous model, was very good in some aspects, seriously lacking in others. The hope that the Carbon Steel (aka 2014 or B2) would address those flaws and be the gold standard of trackers is, sadly, an unfulfilled one. A much better band than the B1, but that - and the better looks of the carbon steel bezel - are about it. Better paint job and a deluxe Italian leather steering wheel cover - same car.

I have been sort of at the forefront of tracker development for the past year or so, being one of the first to acquire the Fitbit Flex (at CES 2013), and have the highest-rated review for the Flex: Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black. I very much like the way Basis is developing their tracker watches. Far superior to the bands from Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike, et al. Their focus on total integration (watch, pedometer/accelerometer, heart-rate monitor, calorie-burn count, etc.) is what sets them apart from their competitors.

But here's the "however": However, the Carbon Steel is simply not a success in that integration of sensors and data generation, for reasons set forth below. My bottom line advice is to wait for the next iteration of the Basis, or a more successful try from one of their competitors. If you can live with the flaws and shortcomings I point out and $200 is nothing to you, it's certainly not a terrible product and may be worth a try. Personally, I would wait. The technology is evolving quickly in this area.
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Basis says
February 3, 2014
Thanks for your detailed review, we've gotten a lot of great feedback from tracker enthusiasts like you. We're glad that you like the way we're developing our product and appreciate that you consider us superior to Fitbit, Jawbone and Nike.

Integrating distance traveled and a chest strap accessory are great feature suggestions. We're always looking for ways to improve our feature set and we've passed along your suggestions to our product team.

Regarding our Advanced Sleep Analysis feature, while other sleep trackers might be solely motion based, Basis integrates other data captured from our sensors including heart rate data to provide a more detailed profile of the wearer's sleep, including REM Sleep, Deep Sleep, Light Sleep, Toss & Turn, Interruptions and Duration (these are detected automatically without the need to push a button). We've partnered with leading research institutions: UCSF, San Francisco VA Medical Center and NCIRE to develop our algorithms and we will continue to refine those algorithms to ensure our users are getting the most accurate picture of their sleep.

While other devices might provide users with distance and heart rate tracking during exercise, we focus on data concerning other aspects of your health such as automatic sleep and activity tracking, and our Healthy Habits system was developed to encourage users to continually make small changes that improve their health over time.

As a minor point of clarification, there is no "B2" model. The 2014 Carbon Steel Edition is the culmination of incremental improvements made to the B1 band to improve the look, feel and fit.

Basis is always evolving and striving to provide our users with the most advanced health tracker. Thanks for your feedback - it's an invaluable part of our development.

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