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Basis Peak

Basis Peak
alaScore 88

295 reviews

Jun, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 reviews of Basis Peak. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Basis Peak is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

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

 

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...

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

Despite its relatively high price (and a few imperfections), the Basis Peak is still one of the best fitness trackers you can buy right now. That's mostly because of how automated it is, with the ability to track your sleep and workouts without you...

Nov, 2014

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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 : 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 : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Basis Peak review: Life with an automatic fitness watch isn't always fun

 

The new Basis Peak smartwatch aims to take care of everything and encourage you to better sleep and fitness, but the overall equation isn't perfect yet.

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 (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 : Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Basis Peak Review - This Tracker Overheats

 

Update 8/5/16) We initially praised the Basis Peak for its sleek hardware, smartphone notifications, and ability to track and convey a lot of information in an intuitive interface. However, in light of the Peak's overheating issues, and the fact that...

Comfortable ; attractive design ; Tracks sleep ; Comprehensive data ; Built-in heart rate monitor

Not all features available at launch ; Doesn't track distance

The Basis Peak is being recalled due to overheating; do not purchase it.

Aug, 2016

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 : Caitlyn (coolest-gadgets.com)

The Basis Peak fitness and sleep tracker can help you form better habits

 

We're in a brand new year! It's time to start in on those resolutions we've promised ourselves. We want to form better habits, get things accomplished, and feel better about our lives. So many people choose to lose weight, but everyone goes about how...

If your goal is to shape your body into a lean mean machine, then an activity tracker can help you understand your changes and automatically correct things if need be. Of course, there are a million choices out there, so you want to pick something that...

Jan, 2015

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