At the London Excel Wearables 2015 show earlier this month the Basis Peak was on show for anyone who dropped by the impressive-looking Intel stand (they own Basis).
It’s available now of course (comparison links, below).
I’ve included some more info on the PEAK below before I take a more detailed look later.
|Black Friday 2015||Amazon Price|
|Epson Pulsense PS100||£42.99||Link|
|Epson Pulsense PS500||£79.99||Link|
|Fitbit Charge HR||£74.99||Link|
|Fitbit Surge Ultimate||£142.49||Link|
|Garmin Forerunner 15||£79.99||Link|
|Samsung Gear Fit||£63.99||Link|
|sony Mobile SWR10||£29.89||Link|
|Timex Move x20||£50.55||Link|
———- Press Release Follows Verbatim —————-
BASIS UNVEILS PEAK™, THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND SLEEP TRACKER
Next Generation Product Improves Accuracy in Heart Rate Monitoring in a Sleek Touchscreen Form Factor; First Product Introduction Since Intel Acquisition
San Francisco – September 30, 2014 – Basis (www.mybasis.com), an Intel company and leader in wearable device technologies for fitness, sleep and wellness applications, announced today the next generation Basis Peak™ fitness and sleep tracker. Featuring a sleek new touchscreen design and improved sensor technology, Peak provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring, including during exercise, without the need for a chest strap. With Peak, Basis carries through its unique combination of automatic activity tracking, advanced sleep analysis and a healthy habits user experience designed to enable real behavior change, delivering the most comprehensive picture of fitness and sleep of any product in the category.
Available in November, Basis Peak will retail for $199.99 and builds upon previous Basis models to provide better performance, increased functionality and an improved physical design. In developing Peak, Basis has reengineered its optical heart rate engine with more powerful sensor design for improved accuracy and consistency. Peak also continuously monitors movement, perspiration and skin temperature. This multi–sensor approach, combined with Basis’ BodyIQ technology, enables Peak to automatically detect walking, running, biking, sleep phases, sleep quality and more. Even with these sensors working 24/7, Peak maintains a battery life of up to four days, a challenge for many other wearable devices on the market today. Peak boasts water resistance to 5ATM, enough to withstand swimming, and is capable of displaying smartwatch notifications, like incoming calls and texts, from an iOS or Android phone, a feature that will be introduced in the future.
“Since our first product, Basis has continued to set a high standard of rich data and insights for both fitness and sleep,” said Jef Holove, general manager of Basis. “Now with Peak, we’ve achieved an even higher level of performance and extended functionality, delivering an all–in–one device to help people live healthier day and night, at work or working out.”
“As we drive innovation in wearable technology, Intel is confident that the technology improvements in the next generation Basis product help deliver on that promise,” said Michael Bell, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel’s New Devices Group. “With the introduction of Peak, Basis has expanded the boundaries of what a fitness and sleep tracker can do by delivering truly actionable information and data to its users that changes and improves their daily habits.”
Integrating Advanced Technology in a Sleek Design
Peak incorporates extensive technology and engineering improvements while leveraging the best of Basis’ advanced fitness and sleep tracking capabilities. Features include:
For more information about Basis Peak, accessories, free web, iOS and Android apps, and the latest product updates, please visit: www.mybasis.com.