Following on from the acquisition by Intel of fitness tracker company Basis back in March of this year, the company has this week unveiled its latest creation since being purchased by Intel, in the form of the Basis Peak smartwatch.
Over the past twelve months Intel has been pushing wearable technology and partnering with companies such as Opening Ceremony and Fossil. The latest creation by Basis moves away from a pure fitness tracking device and more into the smartwatch marketplace.
The new Basis Peak wearable is priced at $199 and includes the same senses that the original B1 fitness tracker was equipped with. Providing users with the ability to continuously track skin temperature, activity, heart beat, perspiration and ambient temperature.
The new Basis Peak is equipped with a larger higher contrast screen that is protected by Gorilla Glass and offers users a touchscreen user interface together with a more rugged metal construction. Jef Holove, general manger of Basis explain in an interview :
“We’re still anchored in the health and fitness category, but we’re starting to stretch those boundaries a bit,”-”We will be able to do those essential smartwatch features, such as social media and app notifications. Users can decide they want to have a health and fitness experience but they don’t want to have to give up all smartwatch stuff. It doesn’t mean we’re trying to be a full on smartwatch, but we’ll do enough of it so users don’t feel like they’ve had to compromise with all of that stuff.”
For more information on the new Basis Peak smartwatch and fitness tracker jump over to the Basis website for details.
“Peak is the ultimate fitness and sleep tracker. With Peak, you get deep insights into how your body is performing, from workouts to sleep and everything in-between. Peak combines comprehensive fitness and sleep analysis – including heart rate during exercise – with smartphone notifications, making it the ultimate, all-in-one device.”
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