Basis

  • Basis Launches A Limited Edition Titanium Peak, Updates Bands And App

    Basis Launches A Limited Edition Titanium Peak, Updates Bands And App

    Basis, the Intel subsidiary that builds watches for tracking your health and sleep habits, is today dropping a lighter, classier version of its Peak tracker made from titanium. It’s also launching a new series of leather bands for people who already have the aluminum Peak models, and it’s updating its app and firmware. Read More

  • Basis Unveils The Peak, A Smarter Fitness Tracker

    Basis Unveils The Peak, A Smarter Fitness Tracker

    Today Basis is taking the lid off of the Peak, its followup to its Basis B1 fitness tracker. Like its predecessor, it’s a device focused on tracking your health, fitness, and sleep, but with this time the company has spent some time on their watch’s looks, packing its motion and heart rate sensors into a thinner body made of aluminum and glass. Read More

  • Intel’s CEO Envisions A Future Where Wearables Don’t Look Like Wearables — And It’s Not That Far Away

    Intel’s CEO Envisions A Future Where Wearables Don’t Look Like Wearables — And It’s Not That Far Away

    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich foresees a day when a wearable is no longer seen a one-size-fits-all device that you put on your wrist. That day could be coming sooner rather than later, as Intel-based wearable products will likely be shown off in the coming weeks at NY Fashion Week. Read More

  • Samsung’s Health Event Was All Hype, No Substance

    Samsung’s Health Event Was All Hype, No Substance

    Samsung’s “Voice of the Body” event held earlier today had seemingly everything Samsung could squeeze out the door before Apple’s Healthbook’s big WWDC reveal. A cool-looking watch that can collect multiple data points on your health? Check. Software for storing that data? Check. Promises that partners will do all kinds of innovative stuff with said hardware/software? Read More

  • Hands-On With The New Basis Sleep Tracker

    Hands-On With The New Basis Sleep Tracker

    One of the most popular wrist health trackers, the Basis B1 smartwatch, has added sleep cycles to variables it automatically tracks. I got my hands on an early beta version (which is now publicly available) and have been comparing it for the last week to other popular sleep trackers on the market. The upshot: of all the consumer-grade sleep trackers, the Basis is easily the most sophisticated. Read More

  • Basis Refreshes Its Fitness Tracker, Adds Improved Sleep Analytics

    Basis Refreshes Its Fitness Tracker, Adds Improved Sleep Analytics

    The quantified self movement has grown to the point where you could easily bedeck your limbs with thousands of dollars of tracking gadgets, and the race to measure your movement isn’t going to end any time soon. That’s why Basis — makers of an awfully accurate, wrist-worn health gadget — has rolled out a new version of the device just in time for the nerd hordes at CES… Read More

  • Basis Fitness Watchmaker Raises $11.75M To Build A Cross-Device Health Data Hub

    Basis Fitness Watchmaker Raises $11.75M To Build A Cross-Device Health Data Hub

    Fitbits, FuelBands, and Jawbones don’t matter and neither does their data unless they make us healthier. That’s why Basis wants to build a platform that unites our fragmented quantified self data and mines it for healthy ways to improve our behaviors. So today Basis announced an $11.75 million extension of its Series B and the hire of Ethan Fassett, former head of platform at… Read More

  • A Week With The Sync Burn, A Battery-Powered Fitness Band

    A Week With The Sync Burn, A Battery-Powered Fitness Band

    Fitness bands are a dime a dozen these days. Everyone has one, it seems, from audio manufacturers like Jawbone to upstarts like Fitbit and Basis. Now the EB Sports Group, a company that makes fitness devices under a number of brands including Everlast and Men’s Health. I’ve historically been wary of “no name” bands like this one – bands that are created to cash in… Read More

  • CE Week 2013 Showstoppers Roundup

    Hands-On With CE Week’s Hottest Wearable Tech

    Wearable technology is all the rage right now, and I’m not just talking about Google Glass or Apple’s forthcoming iWatch. Companies large and small are getting in on the trend, and that was made all the more obvious as we roamed through CE Week’s ShowStoppers showroom. As you’ll see in the video above, we venture from smart watches to bone-conduction musical hats… Read More