Apple Watch vs Basis
Apple Watch unites the capabilities of an all-day fitness tracker and a highly advanced sports watch in one device you can wear all the time. It can track a wider variety of activities because it’s able to collect more types of data. It uses an accelerometer to measure your total body movement. It has a custom sensor that can measure intensity by tracking your heart rate. And it uses the GPS and Wi‑Fi in your iPhone to track how far you’ve moved.
Basis is a device that tracks heartbeats and more to paint the most useful picture of your health. Stay motivated by accumulating points and praise for your progress. Basis automatically tracks and organizes your activities, and provides you with valuable feedback. Share your achievements with your friends so they can cheer you on as you progress.
Latest news about Apple Watch and Basis:
30.09.14. New Basis fitness tracker can measure REM sleep. Basis announced the new version of its fitness watch Basis Peak, which improves on the original in several ways. The touchscreen remains black and white to save battery life, but gets a big upgrade in terms of both size and resolution. The optical heart rate monitor that was the claim-to-fame of the Basis B1 is also improved, with a more powerful LED that should improve accuracy. Those sensors plug data into existing Basis apps for iOS and Android, which combine activity tracking with a light gamification layer that “encourages” good habits like going to bed at the right time or suggesting that office workers to stand up once an hour. The Basis app tracks sleep — which includes REM, deep and light sleep – as well as walking, biking and running.
10.09.14. Apple Watch wants to dominate the market for fitness trackers. Apple unveiled its new smartwatch Apple Watch today and one of its main features is comprehensive health and fitness tracker. The Apple Watch will track your heart rate and measure three separate categories of movement. The first is the "Move" ring, which measures the calories you've burned and tells you when you've hit your personal goal for the day. The "Exercise" ring captures more brisk movement, and closes when you've put in 30 minutes total each day. The "Stand" ring measures how often you break from the sedentary reality of parking your butt in an office chair all day, and closes when you've gotten up for at least one minute in twelve different hours during the day. It pairs with the barometer in the newest iPhones to track your climbs and claims it will be able to distinguish the intensity of your activity to better track the calories you're burning.
03.03.14. Intel acquired fitness watch maker Basis. Intel has acquired Basis at a price of around $100 million. Basis that makes wristwatch health trackers, is now capturing 7 percent of the market versus competitor Jawbone’s 21 percent. As Intel was all about the wearables this year at CES, we’re assuming that this buy is an attempt to further its foothold (wristhold?) in the space. Intel made a lot of noise with its own reference designs at the conference, including a Siri-like Bluetooth headset named Jarvis and a smart chip it dubbed Edison, which has myriad applied uses, including smart baby clothing and even smart mugs.