The Basis Fitness Tracker was recently rated four out of five stars by Digital Trends Magazine. It was also awarded Digital Trends’ Editor’s Choice award. In this review, you’ll see just why the Basis Fitness Tracker ranks so highly with them and with others.
The Basis Fitness Tracker is unique among fitness trackers in that it looks like a more like a regular watch than any of the others. Both the B1 and Carbon Steel models include a digital clock display to let you know both the date and time. With a tap of the finger, you can see various metrics such as steps taken, calories burned, andhow much you are sweating. The Basis Fitness Trackers also actively monitor your heart rate, so you can track your pulse throughout the day without having to stop what you are doing. You can even take your temperature as well as measureambient temperature. Basis’ newest tracker, the Carbon Steel, features Body IQ, perhaps its most unique function. Body IQ automatically knows when you switch activities, including when you go to sleep. No other fitness tracker has this capability.
Straight out of the box, you’ll notice that, with its polished chrome and stainless steel, the Basis Fitness Tracker has a bit of a dressier look to it than most arm band fitness trackers. What’s more is that the silicone strap is both stretchy and adjustable, able to comfortably fit just about any size wrist.The bands also come in various colors and designs. Lightweight and durable, the Basis Fitness Tracker measures just 10.7 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches and weighs a mere 1.4 ounces, only slightly more than a standard piece of US mail. The Basis Fitness Tracker also comes with a USB charger and takes about three hours to fully charge once battery is completed depleted.
The Basis Fitness Tracker comes with a free app that will analyze and graph the detailed data from your unit. Although the Basis Fitness Tracker Carbon Steel utilizes wireless Bluetooth technology, you can sync with your devices using the included USB cable as well. The B1 version must be synced with the included USB cable. The best thing about the Basis Fitness Tracker is that it is compatible not only with iOS as well as Android devices, but also with PCs and Macs, so you can view every easy-to-read graph on a larger screen if you wish.
The Basis Fitness Tracker Carbon Steel Edition utilizes Body IQ to analyze what you are doing and to switch modes between activities, including sleep. One downside is that, although it is water-resistant, it is not waterproof, so you can’t swim with it. The unit also only tracks walking, biking and running, so if you are in an aerobics class or lifting weights, you don’t really get accurate credit for those activities. Body IQ also captures and analyzes the different types of sleep and how much your sleep is interrupted. Basis claims that they are the only company whose fitness tracker can do this, but this simply is not true. At least one other fitness tracker captures and analyzes the same sleep information.