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The Basis Peak wants to be the first heart-rate monitoring wristband that isn't a joke

Jon Phillips | Oct. 1, 2014
With a more elegant design, brighter display, and improved heart-rate sensor, the Basis Peak fitness and sleep tracker improves on the Basis B1 Band in pretty much every way.

All that's missing are smartwatch-like functions, like notifications for texts, emails and incoming phone calls. Well, it turns out those are coming too, care of an over-the-air update that Basis projects will arrive before the end of the year. Notifications will only live on the device for a maximum of five minutes, but maybe that's OK.

After all, you're supposed to be working out, and getting that heart rate pumping. That's the raison d'etre, and if Basis pulls it off as advertised, it could have something special, indeed. 

 

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