Basis Peak: A Powerful Fitness Tracker With Smartwatch Envy

From the very beginning, the Basis Band wanted to do more than the Fitbit and Nike competition. With high-tech sensors designed to monitor your heart rate and sweat levels — not just your flailing arms — it was one of the first, best activity trackers on the market. It was also an ugly little cretin, but the… » 9/30/14 7:00am 9/30/14 7:00am

The New Basis Band Dives Deeper Into Your Sleep

The Basis B1 band was already one of the best activity trackers you could buy, with a few caveats. In the last few months, it's taken significant steps towards becoming even better; in November the B1 improved how it keeps track of your exercise habits, and starting this month, it will be able to tell the difference… » 1/03/14 9:00am 1/03/14 9:00am

The Smartest Fitness Tracker Just Got Smarter

​The Basis B1 band was already the brainiest fitness tracker out there. It would track your pulse, temperature, how much you sweat, and it was even smart enough to tell when you've gone to sleep and when you've woken up without you having to manually set anything. That's a feature we loved when we tested it, so we're… » 11/06/13 8:04am 11/06/13 8:04am

Basis B1 Review: The Best Activity Tracker Despite One Critical Flaw

After a couple years of gestation, Basis's B1—watch-like activity tracker—has finally arrived. But unlike the FuelBands and Fitbits and UPs of the world, Basis offers a unique look into one's health, however cursory as it might seem. Tracking steps and analyzing sleep isn't new, but the B1's analysis of both is… » 3/27/13 10:00am 3/27/13 10:00am