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Basis Peak

Basis Peak
alaScore 90

291 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 reviews of Basis Peak. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the Basis Peak is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Basis Peak

 

The Basis Peak impresses with its ability to automatically track runs, walks, bicycle rides, and sleep, without you having to do a thing. The built-in heart rate monitor works well, and overall, it's the best activity tracker you can buy right now.

Fully automated activity detection. Excellent Web app. Includes heart rate and skin temperature readings. Supports some smartwatch functionality. Waterproof. Good display. Comfortable. Swappable band. Waterproof to 50 meters.

A little chunky for petite people. No buttons; touch-screen only. Doesn't measure distance. Mobile-only wireless syncing, which means an iOS or Android device is required. No stopwatch. No calorie-counting system.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Basis Peak review: a good fitness tracker, with room to be a good smartwatch

 

Jawbone. Fitbit. Microsoft. And now... Basis. If you don't know much about the brand, you really should get up to speed: The company quietly put out one

Can automatically detect when you're exercising or sleeping ; Continuous heart rate monitoring ; Long battery life ; Comfortable to wear ; Interchangeable band

Expensive for a fitness tracker ; Not as attractive as rival devices ; Doesn't track distance ; Smartwatch-like notifications not available at launch ; The app still doesn't offer much insight into what your data means

The Peak's ability to automatically track exercise and sleep makes it one of the most sophisticated fitness trackers available. Still, you'll get more value for your money once Basis adds smartphone notifications, which will turn this fitness band into...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Jon Phillips (pcworld.com)

Jon Phillips

 

The real-time heart-rate tracking isn't perfect, but it comes close. And with automatic sleep tracking and an improved industrial design, the Basis Peak is much better than its predecessor.

Seriously good heart-rate tracking—on a wristband, no less ; Industry-best sleep tracking for a wrist wearable ; Slick industrial design, good battery life, and it's comfortable ; Automatically tracks exercise sessions and sleep; no button presses...

Smartwatch-style notifications can't come soon enough ; Infrequent but still very real heart-rate dropouts are annoying

The real-time heart-rate tracking isn't perfect, but it comes close. And with automatic sleep and exercise tracking, and an improved industrial design, the Basis Peak is much better than its predecessor.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Basis Peak brushed metal/white

 

But, how do I adjust the time, which is stuck in Daylight Savings?

The Basis Peak is a fitness-focused waterproof smartwatch that runs for days on a single battery charge. It passively measures heart-rate and steps, with little need for intervention from the user.

Its swipe-based interface is almost too smart for its own good. Many promised features won't be available until future firmware updates. The watch isn't very attractive or stylish, and its mobile app design is far behind competitors like Jawbone.

Despite some smart features, the Basis Peak is a fitness watch that's impressively automatic but too limited and unfinished to feel like a truly great product.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Basis Peak Review

 

San Francisco based Basis, which is now owned by Intel, has brought to market its ‘ultimate' fitness and sleep tracker in the Basis Peak – a watch-like wearable that aims to compete against the likes of Fitbit, Microsoft, Jawbone, and much more...

Minimal interaction ; Indestructible design ; Real-time heart rate tracking ; Comfortable strap

Clunky looking design ; There’s no monthly view with the app ; Features set pale in comparison to the competition ; Finicky trying to activate the backlighting

Attached with an MSRP of $199.99, it’s in direct competition to notable fitness trackers like the Microsoft Band and Fitbit Surge. Compared to them, the Basis Peak is a simple, no-frills fitness wearable that tracks activity with minimal interaction....

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Simon Crisp (gizmag.com)

Review: Basis Peak fitness and sleep tracker

 

The Basis Peak is a wrist-worn fitness tracker which is jam-packed with sensors to monitor an array of information about your body and activity. It also automatically detects whether you're walking, running, cycling or sleeping, and can deliver...

In the box you'll find the waterproof Basis Peak along with a magnetic USB charging cradle. While promotional blurb states you should get four days of battery life out of a full charge, we found it was more like three days, and we actually preferred to...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Daniel Bader (mobilesyrup.com)

Basis Peak review

 

What makes a smartwatch these days? Is it the presence of notifications, or the ability to measure steps and track sleep quality? Is it the existence of a developer kit for apps?

Accurate, comprehensive data tracking ; Always-on heart rate monitoring ; Robust chassis, responsive touchscreen ; Long battery life ; Waterproof ; Comfortable strap ; Excellent iOS compatibility

Buggy software ; Bluetooth connection issues ; More utilitarian than fashionable ; Poor Android device compatibility ; Notifications are poorly implemented

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Ray Maker (dcrainmaker.com)

The Basis Peak In-Depth Review

 

When the Basis Peak was announced earlier this fall it was designed to fill in the gaps as well as build upon their previous product, the , that was released about 2 years ago. The Basis watch has always been a bit unique in the market in that it has...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Jon Phillips (macworld.com)

Basis Peak review: This is the band to buy if you obsess over heart-rate and sleep tracking

 

Update 11/20/14: Basis has announced that a free firmware update for smartwatch-style notifications will be released in mid-December. In addition to upcoming alerts for texts, calls and calendar events, the Peak now supports the GATT Bluetooth protocol...

Seriously good heart-rate tracking—on a wristband, no less ; Industry-best sleep tracking for a wrist wearable ; Slick industrial design, good battery life, and it's comfortable ; Automatically tracks exercise sessions and sleep; no button presses...

Smartwatch-style notifications can't come soon enough ; Infrequent but still very real heart-rate dropouts are annoying

Regardless, for now we have a very competent fit-tech device. The Peak costs more than trackers from Fitbit, Jawbone, Withings and others, but with its automatic activity logging, improved aesthetics, and good-but-not-perfect heart-rate monitoring,...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Brent Rose (gizmodo.com)

Basis Peak Review: The Best Activity Tracker Yet

 

The original Basis B1 Band was damn near the greatest activity tracker in the land, but it wasn't. It had all the sensors (and then some) it took to get there, but its performance was inconsistent, and perhaps more importantly, it was bulky and ugly....

Nov, 2014