Basis Health-Tracking Watch Sports Serious Sensors, New Android App

While there's certainly no shortage of wearable health gadgets these days, the $200 Basis watch packs enough fancy sensors that you'd probably look like the hypochondriac version of Robocop if you wore them all separately.

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While there’s certainly no shortage of wearable health gadgets these days, the $200 Basis watch packs enough fancy sensors that you’d probably look like the hypochondriac version of Robocop if you wore them all separately. That all the data the watch compiles is synchronized to a straightforward website and new companion Android app helps as well.

As for the watch itself, there’s an optical blood flow sensor that captures your heart rate, a three-axis accelerometer that acts like a suped-up pedometer and pulls double-duty to analyze your sleep quality, a perspiration monitor that gauges the intensity of your workouts, and a  sensor that measures how much you’re exerting yourself by comparing your skin temperature against the ambient temperature around you.

Oh, and it tells time, too.

I first met with Basis CEO Jef Holove way back in October of 2011 as his company was preparing to launch the watch, but it ended up getting delayed until late November 2012. Here’s a look at the finally-finished product, along with the companion Android app the company announced here at CES:

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1 comments
PhilipWChao
PhilipWChao

I believe that more devices which allow you to track healthy behavior will be available.  I am a radiologist I want android APPS which allow you to take your DICOM images into your phone.  I hope we can simply beam them right into your phone when you come for your MRI.