Basis - Fitness, Sleep and Stress Tracker
By BASIS Science, Inc.
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Get fit, sleep better and stress less with Basis B1/Carbon Edition watch, the most advanced health tracker in the world! Purchase a device at mybasis.com and use the free companion app to sync wirelessly, track heart rate, calories, steps and more. Get the most out of your iPhone with a Basis band!
* SEPARATE DEVICE PURCHASE REQUIRED TO USE APP*
SERIOUS HARDWARE: ADVANCED SENSORS AT YOUR WRIST
The Basis band (get one at mybasis.com) has the most advanced sensors on the market, continuously capturing heart rate patterns, motion, perspiration and skin temperature throughout the day and night. It's the perfect companion to your iPhone.
Powered by Body IQ technology, Basis automatically recognizes and displays your favorite activities - walking, running and outdoor cycling. Your duration and calorie count for each activity is displayed on your Basis band and on your iPhone.
Basis automatically detects every phase of sleep - no button pushing or mode changing like other devices. Based on cutting-edge sleep science, your sleep chart on your app shows each phase of your sleep – REM Sleep, Deep Sleep and Light Sleep – as well as Toss-and-Turn, Interruptions and Duration.
With real-time heart rate on your wrist, Basis helps you uncover stressful moments that you may not even be aware of. With some simple breathing exercises, Basis can help you stay cool under pressure.
ADOPT SMALL BUT POWERFUL HEALTHY HABITS
Find opportunities in your daily routine to make small changes that have a big impact on your health. Like getting more activity and regular sleep. Simply choose the area you want to focus on and Basis does the rest.
QUICK CHECKS ON THE GO
Use the Basis app to automatically track your Healthy Habits for activity (e.g. steps taken, calories burned), sleep (e.g. duration, wake times) and even Resting Heart Rate! Check your progress easily on your iPhone, manage your Habits and go deep on the data on your web-based dashboard.
HASSLE-FREE WIRELESS SYNCING
Sync data wirelessly from your Basis Band via Bluetooth to keep the most current data in your hands at all times. *Internet connection required*
- Requires a Basis band and Basis account. Go to get.mybasis.com to order.
- Internet connection required to view current data on application.
- Not compatible with the Basis Peak watch
- Visit mybasis.com/support for current list of supported phones.
What's New in Version 1.8.6
This app is fairly good, I really would like to access all my metric data either through the app or have their website support a mobile browser. The website has great breakdowns of all the metrics that are recorded, it would be wonderful if they could add those features to mobile. It's nifty now, but will be amazing when they do that. Also they should add a way to force the watch to read a HR, sometimes it'll go 5 mins without reading a HR, it's annoying to see the graph have 50 data points in 50mins when your heart rate barely varies, then when you're active and heart rate is varying and rising, the watch seems to suddenly not take a reading for an inordinate amount of time. It's not even that it is having trouble, it is that it is not even trying. I've gotten good readings above 100bpm, but when my rate is over that, the interval reading is 5-10mins apart vs when I'm resting and the interval is as little as a few seconds for a real time reading. Love the watch, the app is getting there, the firmware would be nicer if customers were allowed more control of the metrics displayed and allowing for a forced reading of the HR or at least an error message stating it is having trouble rather than showing data that is obviously not true like when I ran a mile and the watch was stuck saying my bpm was only 55. Great potential so close to being unleashed.
I'm an original adopter of the Basis B1 and used to love the band and this app; however, the performance of both has been going downhill over the last couple of months. The app seems to take steadily longer and longer to sync data (my last try took three failed attempts and over 30 minutes....at home....with good high-speed wifi.) If your iOS device goes to sleep, the sync fails nearly all of the time. Thanks to the failed attempts and the need to keep the iOS device "awake", syncing has become a monitored activity instead of something that can be started and walked away from....not ideal and not where this app started at.
I agree with the other recent reviewers; the lack of access to historical data is frustrating as well.
With the limited attention that seems to be paid to this app, I'm beginning to look at new options.
We want data!
I love the idea of the basis watch, and am so excited for the new basis peak watch!
However, this app is lacking a key feature- full access to heart rate, calorie, steps, and other data that the watch collects. You can go to the website and see the minute by minute breakdown of these metrics, but the mobile app does not have this. The insights section tells you your daily totals, but you can't go in and see how you got there.
The app works well for seeing how you slept and for following the basis habits, but I mainly bought the watch to track my heart rate throughout the day and look at the results. Would be great to do this in the app.
The bluetooth sync is finicky and, as others have said, the watch itself has trouble picking up heart rate consistently. But from what I've read these issues will be fixed with the new Peak hardware, which should be quite awesome! Keep it up basis, implement these changes and the Apple watch will have nothing on you!
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Mar 31, 2014
- Version: 1.8.6
- Size: 6.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: BASIS Science, Inc.
- Copyright © 2013 BASIS Science, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.