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Basis Health Tracker for Fitness, Sleep & Stress (2014 Ed.)
Report Date: 09/25/2015
Based on 509 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.1
Returned or considering to return: 17.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Weight4.6   above average
Track4.4   average
Running4.2   above average
Sleep4.2   average
Software4.1   above average
Pulse4.0   average
Fitness3.8   below average
Tracking3.8   below average
Accurate3.6   below average
Bluetooth3.6   average
Sensor3.6   average
Monitoring3.5   below average
Website3.5   average
Fit3.4   below average
Button3.2   average
Charging3.2   below average
Wearing3.2   below average
Battery3.1   average
Apps3.0   mediocre
Exercise2.9   mediocre
Experience2.9   average
Support2.9   average
Sync2.4   below average
Computer2.3   mediocre
Workout2.3   mediocre
Connection2.1   below average
Strap2.1   below average
Display1.8   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Accurate

Accurate:
"Hard to use and the data is not very accurate."
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"In truth, it is rarely accurate, and is not even a good watch."
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"Many are disappointed that it doesn't work well for real fitness activities showing accurate heart rate."
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"One - big - problem: tracker is not accurate (at all) when reading hear rate during more demanding cardio."
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"Just now after riding my bike home from work the reading is pegged at 54 BPM which is DEFINITELY WRONG (I'm guessing 140-160 is more accurate).On top of everything."
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"The user website is clear and uncluttered and easy to read and provides some interesting metrics (although I don't know how accurate those numbers are given the glaring problems with the HR monitoring)."
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"It wears comfortably, and the stats are fairly accurate."
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"Great product and very accurate to my needs."
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"The tracker seems to log a good amount of data and is mostly accurate compared to my outside tests, (Garmin HR, Myfitnesspal."
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"The calorie counter seems pretty accurate as to how much activity i am doing + my basal metabolic rate based on weight and height."
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"I recommend it over any other device because it is thorough and accurate while still looking more stylish than having an upper-arm band."
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Apps

Apps:
"I was exited about this right after purchase one year ago, it had some unique features, but I gradually got disappointed:1) Biggest source of disappointment - Usability of web and Android apps is poor and did not improve since one year ago - for the new model they created completely new Android app instead of enhancing the old one for all users2) Limited options to track progress within day3) Habits system is cool at the beginning but in a long run, when you open all habits slots it gets almost useless4) The apps do not give easy way to analyse progress over long period and there is no integration with external apps like Google Fit5) Durability is poor6) Synchronization errorsSo now I do not recommend buying this and even new model (Peak) - devices are OK but the software is poor and not getting better."
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"3 of my friends have purchased the B1 because of my recommendation and within a month, 2 of them returned them because of not being able to sync with other apps and the third friend sold his on ebay."
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"doesn't play well with other apps such as My Fitness or Stravadoesn't play at all with any other apps."
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"The Basis would be a good product except for no integration with other apps what so ever!"
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"I have since bought a wahoo chest monitor that integrates quite well through bluetooth and my iPhone apps."
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"This all said, the platform could use more enhancements, like integration with other fitness (myfitnesspal) apps, or to create a more robust set of tools like the fitbit folk had for a premium price."
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"Overall I think its a good product, looking forward to updates and hoping one of those updates will be integration with other Apps as well as displaying walking distance in miles."
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"For the main stream user the app in the UP is fantastic, plus links up to other apps."
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Battery

Battery:
"- battery life of 4 days is stlil not as good as a fitbit, but better than an android smartwatch which doesn't do any of the above anyway."
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"Another criticism is the battery life I get about a good 7 days from a complete charge on my UP24 whereas I get about 3 days with my B1 and it always runs out at the most inopportune times!"
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"Basis battery life is unreliable and unpredictable (with any preciseness)."
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"Because this thing is really annoying me, I'll do the negative first.1) Battery life is awful."
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"The downside is that the battery does not last more than a few days so if you travel you now have to carry another charger with you."
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"Is good but its not excellent and the battery is weak too."
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"Battery runs out sooner than anticipated, great customer service."
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"Goods:It looks good, not bulky, design is ok, battery life is good (about 4 days), or let's say at this point I don't care much, giving the Basis a break."
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"The battery easily lasts days, and the syncing is seamless; it syncs when I charge it, it syncs via bluetooth on several mobile devices, and I sync it all of these ways without rhyme or reason and there have been no ill effects."
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"Longer battery life and waterproofing would also be nice additions."
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"Good battery life6."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"Only slight drawback was having to charge every 3 days and having to sync to get data - this should be bluetooth but these were minor drawbacks."
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"The Bluetooth connectivity is weak ( I have an iPhone 5.)"
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"I am VERY happy with it where I was unhappy with the Fitbit or even my Galaxy S4 that I bought a Bluetooth heart rate strap for and software (Runtastic) so feel free to ask any questions and I will try to answer them."
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"I got one successful sync with my iPhone the first day, then afterward every time I tried to sync over bluetooth I would get a bluetooth error."
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"Then I got a 'Bluetooth error' on the device."
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"So your device MUST be compatible with this special Bluetooth profile in order for it to work - which for me was unfortunate because the device isn't supported by iPad2, only Ipad3 and above."
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"Its not my phone because everything else works great with my bluetooth."
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"I have since bought a wahoo chest monitor that integrates quite well through bluetooth and my iPhone apps."
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"I recommend disabling Bluetooth when you are not syncing."
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"The battery easily lasts days, and the syncing is seamless; it syncs when I charge it, it syncs via bluetooth on several mobile devices, and I sync it all of these ways without rhyme or reason and there have been no ill effects."
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Button

Button:
"Heart rate tracking, while inconsistent, is very enjoyable to see at the touch of a button."
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"Negatives: After 5 months the buttons stopped working."
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"You aren't going to be able to hit a button the minute you ACTUALLY fall asleep so you are hitting a button when you lay down hoping to be asleep soon."
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"In terms of heart rate monitoring, I also preferred the capability of getting instantaneous results from the LifeTrak whereas this device reports what appears to be an average so although pressing a button on the less expensive LifeTrak is inconvenient, for real time monitoring during an exercise session the Basis is near to useless."
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"The buttons are convenient, setup isn't bad its the best you can get, for now."
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"It worked for another week without problem, but then started not registering my finger on the buttons yet again."
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"There is a nice huge dedicated button on the side whose only purpose seems to be syncing with new devices."
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"The sleep tracking is amazingly accurate without having to push buttons, it knows."
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"It worked great for 28 days and then the 4 buttons on top stopped working, sent it back."
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"Heart rate tracking, while inconsistent, is very enjoyable to see at the touch of a button."
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Charging

Charging:
"Step counter is not as accurate as Fitbit Charge HR which my wife uses, that counts steps accurately when you are pushing a baby stroller with both hands, for example."
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"As the purchaser my complaint is that your description did not state it came with a charger so, I purchased the Basis USB connector as well."
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"I did an earlier review with a lower rating because although I loved it, the the sync charging cradle on my unit broke, rendering it useless."
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"I had to constantly charge the watch which was highly annoying."
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"Only slight drawback was having to charge every 3 days and having to sync to get data - this should be bluetooth but these were minor drawbacks."
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"I also broke one of the straps while improperly removing it while it was charging."
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"It was the best out there when I bought it, but if I had to do it again I'd get the Fitbit charge."
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"It holds a decent charge too."
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"As the purchaser my complaint is that your description did not state it came with a charger so, I purchased the Basis USB connector as well."
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"The battery easily lasts days, and the syncing is seamless; it syncs when I charge it, it syncs via bluetooth on several mobile devices, and I sync it all of these ways without rhyme or reason and there have been no ill effects."
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"Con: No sound or vibration alerts feedback-it would be nice for wake-up like up24, charging cradle is cumbersome and may not have solid contact sometimes-need to look for LCD charge indication to verify charging."
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Computer

Computer:
"Unable to use any other charger than a USB on a Computer, need a Wall adapter to plug it in and charge it off the wall."
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"I tried my computer, having failed that I plugged it into the wall."
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"If you initiate an account and input an e-mail address and password, but do NOT complete the process (download the 'stuff') you are unable to come back to the system and proceed once you have a computer or device that you can download install software on."
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"My attempts to sync with the computer failed several times, then a successful sync completed but the watch was still unresponsive."
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"Very weird way to charge and sync to your computer."
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"Next, after 20 minutes of frustration, I went to my computer using the USB cable."
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"Great Easy results Via Computer."
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"I researched all of the current bands on the market along with ones that are on their way later this year; this band seems to have the most of what I want, is easy to read, communicates great with the phone application and or download to computer."
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"BASIS is the best tool of its kind SO FAR...What BASIS does WELL:-Small like a watch, relatively fashionable (I wear it turned inward on my wrist so it does not look like I am wearing two watches, just a personal preference)-Syncs well to computer (I don't use blue tooth and will not comment on that),you may have to jiggle it at times, but that's like any other things (GPS, etc) that I have."
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"I prefer to use a wall charger because it's much easier that way and you don't have to leave your computer on to charge it."
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"Works perfectly, and it can be worn while using a keyboard or computer (to avoid taking the watch off during regular charging).Syncing - another area where I have read many complaints and (at least for iOS device syncing), it has worked flawlessly every time I try it."
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Connection

Connection:
"My only complaints are that it did not connect with Windows Phone and it stops tracking your heart rate while working out, not sure why, it just kind of loses you."
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"It is hassle to have to remove it an connect it to download data from it."
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"The most common piece of information you can expect to get from the stupid device is connection failed every time you attempt to pair it with your phone after the connection has failed once again."
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"The first issue I ran into when I purchased this device was that my Motorola Moto G could connect to the Basis B1 but was unable to sync data to the App."
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"The Bluetooth connectivity is weak ( I have an iPhone 5.)"
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"Well, I don't know what it does, because it won't connect to my PC and won't setup."
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"I own a FitBit and a NIKE Connect +, and the Basis is superior to both of these, especially considering multi-functionality."
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"It would go the extra mile with two additions:- measuring indoor cycling correctly (at the moment is classified as training but not as cycling)- connecting with phone for best time of morning allarm based on sleep patternGreat buy! "
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"I installed the app but was barely able to discern let alone read the writing on the tracker and unable to connect with the website to follow the easy steps."
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"I suspect their database only allows so many connections at once - it does not seem to be a problem with the device."
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Display

Display:
"I switch it to the other hand every 24 hours-Seems to be scratch proof-Not extremely accurate counting steps but it's close enough-Seems to think I'm biking when mowing the lawn, I can understand why but I'm sure that throws off the calorie count-Some people complained the display is too dim."
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"So you'll have these annoying incidents where your basis will just turn on the display, like in the middle of the night, so it can annoy your partner.6) Tons of stuff is tracked."
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"In theoryCONS- inaccurate pedometer- no altimeter (no stairs)- inaccurate heart monitor- terrible app- display is very weak- expensive!"
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"The display is VERY, VERY low contrast and is hard to read in normal indoor lighting - I thought it was defective at first."
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"Dislikes:Display - It does not display the number of steps you've taken in miles."
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"The display is a wonderful feature to see real-time results."
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"Pros: The display is very easy to use and helpful."
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"Good:Great sleep and activity data that is gathered and the way they display it on the graph is very clean and easily digested."
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"The readout consists of unlit digits on a black background it would be nice to have an option to display the inverse, although I am happy with it as it is."
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"I wish the display was a little bigger and easier to read, but there is a backlight function, and I just discovered a few minutes ago, that it even activates automagically when you turn your wrist to look at it!"
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Exercise

Exercise:
"I really like this fitness tracker, it does however miss certain types of steps and also misses my exercise information when I walk inclines."
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"At first I was kinda disappointed it doesn't measure exercise heart rate calories very well, but the habit cards are really fun and I am definitely more active because of them."
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"The biggest problem is that during intense exercise (which is the time I expected the heart rate to work) the heart rate monitor would not work."
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"It did not record anything during heavy exercise and I found that disappointing."
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"Some of the other trackers I have had I have to take off to lift or do some exercises because they slide or are just uncomfortable."
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"In terms of heart rate monitoring, I also preferred the capability of getting instantaneous results from the LifeTrak whereas this device reports what appears to be an average so although pressing a button on the less expensive LifeTrak is inconvenient, for real time monitoring during an exercise session the Basis is near to useless."
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"Shows my heart rate well and seems to keep track of it as I exercise, nice when I don't want to go over certain beats per minutes."
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"At first I was kinda disappointed it doesn't measure exercise heart rate calories very well, but the habit cards are really fun and I am definitely more active because of them."
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"The only thing preventing a five-star rating is the bulk of the unit and the propensity of the backlighting to come on too easily, especially during bedtime exercise."
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"I wear it 24 7 for the purpose of continuous measurement feedback as to my meeting daily weekly objectives for Exercise: Biking n Walking as well as Sleep."
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"I bought mine as an early adopter a year ago under the misguided belief that it would do a really great job at tracking my heart-rate while I exercise."
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Experience

Experience:
"The basis sleep score was 89 out of 100 but that was one of the worst sleep experience."
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"Trying to get my Basis Peak working is one of the WORST on-boarding experiences I had in recent memory."
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"Activity monitoring and heart rate monitoring are flaky in my experience."
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"TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE."
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"-Pedometer is very accurate (says you are walking when you are, and VERY few ghost steps, no walking while on a plane or in a car, less than 1% error in my experience).-Sleep tracker is accurate for the most part, it counted all the times I got up in the middle of the night."
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"I just tried sharing my experience on the Basis forums but for some reason, I'm not able to log in."
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"We'll see - fingers crossed this replacement experience is not as disappointing as the original was."
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"It also has (in my experience) the best wrist pedometer on the market."
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"* If you are not overly concerned (some may say obsessively concerned) about accuracy, the auto detects of running and walking and starting the timer make it a no hassle experience."
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"The tracking design and user experience is basic at best."
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"-Pedometer is very accurate (says you are walking when you are, and VERY few ghost steps, no walking while on a plane or in a car, less than 1% error in my experience).-Sleep tracker is accurate for the most part, it counted all the times I got up in the middle of the night."
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Fit

Fit:
"- the extra white band doesn't fit as nicely as the original band - pops off on you during a workout and of course your watch falls down on the floor and gets scratched, it picks up any color from any clothing - very cheap quality plastic so I recommend to stick with its original band until they come up with a better product."
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"I have not been able to use it with my android- it doesn't fit my version."
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"This review is meant to tell users about the product, and further explain how BASIS fits into MY personal fitness in an attempt to help you see how it can be used."
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"Below, I'll go through fit, looks, function, data, insights, and drawbacks."
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"If you need it to disappear like a fitbit one, or don't think you'll be able to wear it most of the time, it's probably not the best fit for you."
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"The fit of it on the wrist is not comfortable at all, and although I don't have to worry (I hope) about the bands coming off, I'm somewhat dismayed at the lack of advanced sleep analysis."
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"The newer model, the peak, looks like a nice piece of tech, but it does not really fit my needs simply because it's so darn large."
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"Heart rate gets lost if fit is comfortable."
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"Great fit, great look."
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"If you're looking for a device that you can wear 24 7 to get a baseline on your body, then to develop better habits like becoming more active, getting more regular and higher-quality sleep, and developing lifestyle routines that are conducive to better health, then this thing fits the bill very well."
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"Disappointed I really liked the info it provided and was probably the most accurate I have tried so far as I sent my fit bit force back for the voluntary recall"
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Fitness

Fitness:
"Oh, and one more complaint--I wish it could sync up with My Fitness Pal."
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"Many are disappointed that it doesn't work well for real fitness activities showing accurate heart rate."
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"If you like statistics and pattern tracking (and my complains section below doesn't bother you), this is probably the fitness and sleep monitor for you."
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"It is not a traditional heart rate monitor...so stop your complaining...no fitness tracker on market does that except Mio...but Mio lack in a lot of other areas that Basis gets right."
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"doesn't play well with other apps such as My Fitness or Stravadoesn't play at all with any other apps."
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"Great fitness tool, easy to used, I was dissapointed to find out that after a few days I had purchase my unit, the manufacture was selling the same unit for $50.00 less, I contacted Basis and they advice me that amazon could refund me the difference or at least provided me with a store credit, lets see if they honor my request"
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"Basis stands behind their product, and I'd recommend their cutting edge watches and excellent customer service to anyone in the market for a fitness tracker."
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"I really enjoy being able to effortly check my HR which is why I chose this over other fitness trackers."
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"best fitness tracker."
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"If your goal is to wear it as a fitness tracker for running stay clear of this device."
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"There are so many avenues of approach to your fitness, I highly recommend this for the go between from the $65 to $100 fitness bands to the $250 range trackers."
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Monitoring

Monitoring:
"If you call it a monitor and not a tracker, you can be sued for not being accurate."
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"My last issue I had with it is that the heart rate monitor really doesn't work all that well while you are doing activities (although it did seem to work fine while I was sitting on the couch)."
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"EX i walked to the subway station and it reads 0 steps and I AM WEARING IT*.The heart rate monitor is very not accurate."
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"The reasons are:1) The screen is very difficult to read with day light2) The HR monitor does not work well and doesn't work at all if you are doing physical activity3) The watch is too big to sleep with and I could not use it to monitor my sleep patterns.4) If you have to use it just as a step counter there are better and cheaper alternatives...Overall a decent first attempt but needs major refinements."
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"The heart rate monitor isn't perfect, but it works during most of the day."
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"Although i do notice the heart monitor and the step count not being absolutely perfect on occassion, i do get the sense that it does manage to get things right on 90% occassions."
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"Nice to have real time heart rate monitoring."
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"The heart monitor and the sweat monitor is pretty cool."
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"I bought the basis primarily as a sleep analysis and activity monitor and it does work well but it has issues."
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"So I'm using it and loving again to monitor my activity, calories and best of all, sleep patterns."
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Pulse

Pulse:
"My only complaint is that the pulse reader is not very responsive."
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"I presume that, if I am supine and have no pulse, I must be dead."
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"Would love to send it back as it dose very little that the Pulse doesn't do."
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"For tracking steps, for getting some view of your pulse, for getting some good information about sleep, it's a good device."
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"It's not for the serious athlete as they would really need a chest strap to measure accurate pulse when extremely active."
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"Walking, biking, jogging it's great buta hard gym workout it would remain accurate for skin temp, perspiration, and steps but no wrist band does a great job at the pulse during strenuous exercising."
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"The ability to see the device or watch screen throughout the day and then see it on the computer screen, with regards to sleep, variable caloric burning scatter hourly, constant pulse readings, is helping me get a real good picture of where I am and what I need to improve."
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Running

Running:
"However, running is dead on when I am on my treadmill and when I use my Strava app on the road trail."
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"For example: when I ride a bike but it recorded as running.... ( not too accurate )Finally I sold it away...."
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"However, sometimes the web site doesn't acknowledge the achievement even when the watch has (this has happened twice regarding running and steps taken).The band is extremely uncomfortable for the first few weeks."
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"As a serious runner, this lack of control of timing my running is pretty annoying."
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"I have a goal on my Basis to run 45 minutes a day, and on Sunday, I finished my run at 44:56, so I tried to run for a bit and it was hard to even get it to acknowledge that I was running again."
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"I had great functionality in measuring steps, knowing when I was running, biking, or walking."
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"It doesn't count my steps very well (maybe I walk too softly), and even though it is supposed to be able to tell when you are biking vs running or walking, it rarely can tell (I bike a lot, but it counts it as walking, which doesn't give as big of a calorie burn)."
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"Apart from that tracks activity really well, switches between walking, running and biking."
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"If your goal is to wear it as a fitness tracker for running stay clear of this device."
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"Can't comment on running, but I'm sure it excels at differentiating that activity as well."
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Sensor

Sensor:
"No, they go on and on about their 4+ sensors and how accurate it is."
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"It is packed with a ridiculous number of sensors, which gives the built-in algorithms a lot of data to crunch."
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"But it is not perfect, and all extra sensors may not be worth for some people."
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"After testing the Basis side-by-side with the BodyMedia, I found the two to be pretty consistent; close enough to give the Basis credibility in my mind (most evaluators consider the BodyMedia to be the best tracker based on the sensors used)."
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"First the pros: This activity tracker has the best sensor array of any I've seen."
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"Great activity tracking (i. e. sensors and data)5."
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"I opted for body media for a long while because of it's so-called better accuracy over all other trackers due to it's multiple sensors and higher accuracy rate so you can better run a caloric deficit and lose weight, but it just got too ugly to bear."
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"I didn't think it could and this one seemed to be the best and most cost effective on the market that actually had sensors."
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Sleep

Sleep:
"The basis sleep score was 89 out of 100 but that was one of the worst sleep experience."
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"I guess the bottomline for me is I would not recommend it for seniors other then walking or measuinrg one's sleep."
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"The sleep and activity information was helpful, but overall I'm very dissatisfied with my purchase."
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"I felt the sleep data was broken down in a way that made me more mindful, so that was a definite good point for B1 and that data seemed more accurate than other wearables."
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"I did manage to find out that the Basis is not able to generate a sleep score of 0."
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"He loves that it tracks his sleep and activity."
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"I bought the basis primarily as a sleep analysis and activity monitor and it does work well but it has issues."
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"Sleep analysis seems to be fairly accurate in determining when you are asleep, light and deep sleep and rem sleep."
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"The sleep tracking ability is crucial and functions great! "
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Software

Software:
"Forums and blogs are chock-full of dissatisfied customers, complaints about buggy software, and problems with their devices."
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"Lastly, the one thing that is missing from the software that might be quite appealing to many users is the ability to track food intake."
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"I'm still hoping that a software update could help with this problem."
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"The software on their site has been terrific and very motivational."
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")I love the software that comes with it."
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"The one time it refused to charge, it told me to update the software and I did, and it charged with no problems."
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"The Basis is a good product -- good design with limitation, good software, good tracking."
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"Good software however watch is very limited."
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Strap

Strap:
"Arrived with a broken strap."
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"One and a half year later, the strap broke."
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"The strap broke after about 6 months and I've yet to fix it."
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"Strap broke within 2 month."
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"I had this watch for almost a year before the strap broke taking out chucks of plastic on the watch housing."
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"I did have two slight problems with the straps."
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"This is OK to take a shower with if (the second replacement had water intake issues) but you have to remember to take is off when you go swim- the straps are easily replaceable, but it brings a bad issue."
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"The sleep function is a little dodgy because one has to sleep with the strap clamped tight to ones wrist to be able to track much of value but for someone who is not used to wearing anything on the wrist while sleeping, its a problem."
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"Also, in every activity, you need a chest strap to measure an accurate heart rate - which they did disclose upfront."
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"* The strap is far superior to the Fitbit strap."
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Support

Support:
"Upon hearing of this problem, Basis support instructed me on how to do a hard reset."
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"Horrible support."
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"Luckily, tech support is great and I am confident the problems will be resolved."
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"Customer and technical support for this product is terrible."
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"Their original support forum turned into a threadnaught of rage as to broken promises and so they shut it down and created a new one to only have employees say they understand and blame the lack of direction on their recent acquisition by intel."
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"Returned for a refund after my brush with support didn't have confidence a replacement would be any better or last."
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"Fortunately the support was excellent and sent me a replacement."
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"I am still greatly pleased with the watch, but I wish the Customer Support had been more responsive at the beginning."
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"Luckily, tech support is great and I am confident the problems will be resolved."
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"Seems like it'd be an easy thing to do, but as far as I'm aware, the support is just not there yet."
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"Battery wouldn't hold a charge kept completly resetting was less than impressed with tech support who never read my problem twice sending me template responses."
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Sync

Sync:
"About a month and a half ago I started encountering severe syncing problems and I would just give up after 15 or 20 minutes of unsuccessfully trying to sync."
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"I have not been able to sync this device with either my LG pad or my iPhone for about a month now."
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"I did an earlier review with a lower rating because although I loved it, the the sync charging cradle on my unit broke, rendering it useless."
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"some minor syncing problems occasionally but a great deal"
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"Only slight drawback was having to charge every 3 days and having to sync to get data - this should be bluetooth but these were minor drawbacks."
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"This was never a problem with fitbit - they allowed for local sync to the phone."
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"This second one synced well, but would lock up several times each week in that it would not register heartbeat or count calories."
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"When I first got it about three months ago, I was able to sync it up with my LG pad and though there were some syncing issues at times, I would continue to play with it and it would finally sync up and I would get the information I wanted mainly about sleep quality."
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"I was mostly happy with it but I was surprised it didn't jump on the opportunity to sync with Apple Heath app when it was released with the iPhone 6."
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Track

Track:
"A heart rate monitor is not meant to track all day activity and is not accurate for all day tracking.5."
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"Horrible, the only things it does well is track your sleep."
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"Before BASIS, I was not able to accurately track all the calories that I burned when NOT in exercise."
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"It track your sleep which jawbone does it aswell it track your heartrate and temperature but I'm not sure how accurate."
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"It says it tracks biking time but I haven't been able to get it to work though it does track walking and running"
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"He loves that it tracks his sleep and activity."
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"Not the most stylish looking watch, but I love how much it tracks."
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"It's ability to automatically track when you are biking is nice too."
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"Apart from that tracks activity really well, switches between walking, running and biking."
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"I love that this band tracks my sleep and can tell what activities I am doing without my having to tell it like other bands I have tried."
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Tracking

Tracking:
"Downside is that it's still tracking based on arm movements (and other factors), so if I'm carrying something and walking around-- the data is not as accurate."
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"If you call it a monitor and not a tracker, you can be sued for not being accurate."
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"If your looking for a tracker to get data but not be able to integrate with anything else this is the product is for you, but most likely you will want to save your money."
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"I would still give this product 5 5 stars for helping me improve my activity level, encouraging consistent daily activity, and tracking my erratic sleep patterns."
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"Does a terrible job of tracking heart rate at anything above a moderate activity level."
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"In the interim, I will be without my tracker and I find that to be a rather annoying problem."
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"This is a very good tracker for the money you spend on it."
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"Thanks to their quick and satisfactory response, I can recommend the Health Tracker."
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"I really enjoy being able to effortly check my HR which is why I chose this over other fitness trackers."
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"Basis has released a new tracker called the Peak, and I would recommend it far above this model."
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"I researched these health tracking devices to death... and this was the best reviewed on the market when I bought it on March 30, 2014."
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Wearing

Wearing:
"EX i walked to the subway station and it reads 0 steps and I AM WEARING IT*.The heart rate monitor is very not accurate."
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"The sleep function is a little dodgy because one has to sleep with the strap clamped tight to ones wrist to be able to track much of value but for someone who is not used to wearing anything on the wrist while sleeping, its a problem."
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"I was worried about wearing it to bed and it being annoying, it wasn't."
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"The only issue wa that I got a nasty rash from wearing the watch."
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"- Wearing this at night while I'm sleeping isn't the easiest thing to do."
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"Wearing it in the shower is fine, but I hate how it feels wet underneath afterward - I can't stand wearing rings for the same reason, though."
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"I have been wearing the basis for about a month now and no problems with it's operation."
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"Bye the way it is not bad in terms of size or weight and I don't have problem wearing it continuously."
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"Well, I have had rashes from wearing the Basis."
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"After wearing for 3 weeks now I find that it's not uncomfortable, however many people will probably find it too big for their taste."
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"I wouldn't have a problem wearing it 24 7 based on how it looks."
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Website

Website:
"A good idea, but the execution wasn't great:The website habits are all pretty much just slight variations on the same habit."
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"The unit on my arm shows calories, steps HR but that data never makes it into the website, which is a fail."
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"Data disappears from the website after a week and no easy way to look at historical data."
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"I installed the app but was barely able to discern let alone read the writing on the tracker and unable to connect with the website to follow the easy steps."
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"Website was unavailable unless you want to buy."
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"The only other features missing are again, from the website, there isn't a nice way to share your daily badges and such, a facebook button would be nice."
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"I liked the UI of the website and its reward system is nice."
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"I really wish that they made a program so that you don't HAVE to use the website, even though it's a nice site."
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"Bluetooth syncing has been reliable although basis website having me to sync twice (to make sure I'm not snoozing) after waking up can be annoying."
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"Excellent device, easy to use, cool website, I love this activity tracker."
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":) I'm a sucker for data, and I love how easy the website makes it to upload and view that data (either over a USB cable or, even better, Bluetooth)."
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Weight

Weight:
"Granted...not a cute watch exactly, but I'd rather people think I have funny taste in watches than think I have a health problem or that I can't stop thinking about weight loss (obsessed fitness freak) when they look at me."
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"I suppose its good for weight loss: as long as you keep your calorie intake at or below what the basis indicates your calories burn was, you'll lose weight since its misinterprets your activities."
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"Bye the way it is not bad in terms of size or weight and I don't have problem wearing it continuously."
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"Putting in my 10,000 per day plus a good diet led to a pretty significant drop in weight."
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"Basis is giving me more motivation and so far I am losing weight steadily and feeling great."
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"No ability to track weight or calorie intake what I liked about the Fitbit product is the ability to set weight loss goals and the App would give you guidelines of how many calories you need to burn and how many you could take in."
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Workout

Workout:
"In theory, it syncs and works great, but after only two workouts the screen is already broken and won't toggle through menu options."
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"- the extra white band doesn't fit as nicely as the original band - pops off on you during a workout and of course your watch falls down on the floor and gets scratched, it picks up any color from any clothing - very cheap quality plastic so I recommend to stick with its original band until they come up with a better product."
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"There are some issues with it however:- It doesn't pick up heart rate very accurately; I believe this might be due to the perspiration on the skin reaches a certain point (means when you're sweating a lot) it doesnt read the rate - when I look at the graphs after my workout I see missing time periods."
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"I decided to get the Basis B1 Carbon Steel because I thought its ability to track heart rate, perspiration and other biometrics would compensate for my not being able to place it on my ankle when doing stationary workouts but was sorely disappointed."
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"Since most of my workout is done indoors it makes it hard to reach most of the goals or show very much progress and to really be able to tell how well the Basis works."
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"The reason I'm disappointed is because it rarely will read my elliptical workout."
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"In theory, it syncs and works great, but after only two workouts the screen is already broken and won't toggle through menu options."
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"For the past year, I've been tracking my workouts with a Garmin 620 and thought it would be nice to try a fitness tracker and get some 24 7 results instead of a few hours a week."
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"This item has been great at motivating my workouts the past 60 days."
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"Walking, biking, jogging it's great buta hard gym workout it would remain accurate for skin temp, perspiration, and steps but no wrist band does a great job at the pulse during strenuous exercising."
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"I've been able to determine my baseline calorie expenditure and been able to see the results of my workouts or simply being more active."
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