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From the very outset, we wanted Basis to go beyond being simply a motion-based, single-sensor device. And we wanted it to be well-designed—something familiar that fit perfectly into your lifestyle.

Basis B1 Band

Our Notes

Targeting the fitness and Well being. The only smart watch we have seen that can track your heart rate without a chest strap.

It also monitor perspiration level, skin temperature, and blood flow. Extremely impressive and readily available.

Pros

  • Heart Rate, perspiration and skin temperature

  • Comprehensive data analysis system, including sleep patterns analysis viewable on computer

  • Great for health tracking

  • Goal setting and reward system

Cons

  • Watch face design is rather plain

  • 4 day battery life with Bluetooth 2.1,

  • Price on the high side

  • No producitivy notification alerts (email, sms, facebook… etc)

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Info

  •  Price from
    $199
  •  Availability
    Now
  •  Splash Resistance
    Yes
  •  Shows Time
    Yes
  •  URL
  •  Music Control
    No
  •  Customisable Watch Face
    No
  •  Crowd Funded
    No
  •  Colors / Style

    Black as standard, A range of of watch strap designs

Smart Phone Support

  • iOS Android Windows

Notifications

  • Caller ID SMS E-mail Calendar Alarm Facebook Twitter

Health and Fitness

  •  Sport Focused
    Yes
  •  Accelerometer
    Yes
  •  Heart Rate Monitor
    Yes
  •  Skin Temperature Monitor
    Yes
  •  Food / Caloric intake Tracker
  •  Sleep Tracker
    Yes, automatic tracking

Technical Spec

  •  Battery Life up to
    4 days
  •  Connectivity
    USB and Bluetooth 2.1
  •  Display Type
    Black and White LCD with back light
  •  Open SDK for third part developers
    No
  •  Onboard Apps

Last updated09/13/2013

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