Intel announces the Basis Peak fitness tracker

Basis Peak Fitness Tracker

Amid all the Apple Watch and Moto 360 hype, plenty of other wearables are in the works, and a new one was announced today. It’s not a fancy smartwatch, but the Basis Peak fitness tracker can help you stay in shape while you’re on the move.

Earlier in the year, Intel bought the Basis Science, makers of the Basis bands as a way to get into wearables. The first new gadget since the merger was announced today, and it’s called the Basis Peak fitness tracker. The watch has 5 different sensors that can keep tabs on your temperature, heart rate and even your perspiration. If features something called BodyIQ that can tell whether you’re walking around town or taking a run – it can even tell when you’re sleeping.

The Basis Peak fitness tracker isn’t the type of wearable you take off at the end of the day. The sleep monitoring functions give you the lowdown on your slumber so you’ll know if you slept like a rock or tossed and turned all night long. As Basis wanted to include everything, the Peak fitness tracker will also keep you notified on incoming calls or texts once it’s synced up to your smartphone. This feature won’t be available at launch, but will come soon after through a software update.

As you can see from the photos, the Basis Peak fitness tracker isn’t a bad looking wearable by any means, but it’s certainly not the G Watch R, Moto 360 or iWatch. It does look better than the Basis B1 though, and it shouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb. There has been no word on the Basis Peak fitness tracker specs, but it looks to have a metal/aluminum casing and we assume there will be some options with the straps.

The Basis Peak smartwatch looks to be a nice way to try out a new fitness tracker on the cheap. It can do about anything you’d want from a fitness tracker, and it’s not going to break the bank at $199. The Basis Peak fitness tracker is expected to arrive sometime in November if you’re interested in picking one up.

Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.