Basis Wristband Tracks and Corrects Your Health Habits
Thanks to wearable technology, it's now easier than ever for health-conscious individuals to keep track of their fitness, vital statistics and daily habits.
The Basis wristband is one such piece of wearable tech. Looking a bit like an oversized digital watch, Basis comes equipped with four sensors that help users keep track of their health.
Basis's optical blood flow sensor continuously monitors the wearer's heart rate, while the motion sensor works in conjunction with the band's skin temperature and perspiration sensors to paint a detailed picture of the wearer's activity levels throughout the day.
Information collected by the device can be viewed via an online dashboard, which is also available as a mobile app for Android. Through the dashboard, Basis users can view all of their statistics in a streamlined, intuitive format.
The dashboard organizes data into categories known as "healthy habits." So if a Basis user wants to see an overview of this week's sleeping habits — including how many hours of shut-eye she got and what time she woke up every morning — she simply clicks on the sleep icon.
The perspiration and skin temperature sensors also allow Basis users to track the intensity of their workout routines, something that may come in handy for gym rats and others looking to reach their personal fitness goals.
Basis even makes recommendations on how users can improve their daily habits, suggesting the addition of an exercise activity (like an afternoon walk) or proposing an earlier bedtime.
This helpful bit of wearable tech is available online for $199, which includes free access to the online dashboard and Basis's mobile app.