Basis vs Fitbit Surge
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.
Train smarter with Surge—a fitness super watch with built-in GPS, continuous heart rate, activity tracking, text and call notifications, music control and more. See distance, pace and elevation climbed & review routes and split times. Get continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate & simplified heart rate zones. Track steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed & active minutes. Record running, cross training and cardio workouts & view workout summaries. See call and text notifications on the touchscreen display. Sync stats wirelessly & automatically to leading smartphones and computers
Latest news about Basis and Fitbit Surge:
10.12.16. Fitbit acquired and shut down fitness watch maker Pebble. It's tough time for fitness smartwatch makers. After a period of incredible buzz in 2014, when Google launched Android Wear, and 2015, when Apple launched the first Watch, the hype around smartwatches has subsided considerably. Even Microsoft recently killed its fitness tracker Microsoft Band and Intel abandoned the release of the new model of Basis fitness watch. But Fitbit believes it can still compete with heavyweights Apple and Samsung/Google. The fitness wearables maker has acquired the competitor - fitness smartwatch maker Pebble. Fitbit is buying Pebble for its technology (to enhance its own smartwatch Surge). Pebble devices will be phased out post-acquisition.
28.10.14. Fitbit unveiled fitness wristbands Charge, Charge HR and fitness watch Surge. Fitbit unveiled three new devices: the Fitbit Charge (a reboot of the Fitbit Force), the Fitbit Charge HR (which comes with heart-rate monitoring) and the Fitbit Surge, a device specialized for runners (with some smartwatch capabilities). The Fitbit Charge ($129.95, launching in mid-November) is the replacement to the Fitbit Force, but it also added a feature to track sleeping without needing to put it in sleep mode. The Fitbit Charge HR is nearly the same as standard Fitbit Charge but it comes with continuous heart rate tracker, that adds $20 to the price. And Fitbit Surge is a fitness smartwatch, which comes with continuous heart-rate monitoring, built-in GPS, sleep analysis activity tracking and promises up to 7 days of battery life on a charge. The Fitbit Surge will launch in early 2015 for $249.95.
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.
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.