Basis vs Garmin Vivofit


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Basis
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.
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Garmin Vivofit
Say hello to the fitness band that knows your potential. No matter what you live for, make every step count with vívofit, the fitness band that moves at the pace of your life. One look at the easy-to-read display and you’ll know how many steps you’ve taken, distance traveled, calories burned and time of day. vívofit learns your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily goal.

Latest news about Basis and Garmin Vivofit:



08.01.15. Garmin updates the Vivofit with new features. Garmin introduced the second iteration of its fitness tracker,  is widely considered the best on the market — vívofit 2 ($129). It's reminiscent of the original in both look and functionality, but comes with a few new notable features that makes tracking easier, like a small bar on the display that shows activity progress. It's also possible to set up audible alerts that nudge you to get up and move. There's a backlight option now too so you can see the screen in the dark and like the previous model, the vívofit 2 gets about a year of battery life on one charge. The device works alongside other apps like RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal, as well as Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community that lets users track sleep patterns and trends, join online challenges, earn badges and so on. It doesn't have own heart-rate monitor, but works with compatible heart-rate monitors.



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.