How to Choose the Right Fitness Tracker in 2017

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How to Choose the Right Fitness Tracker in 2017

Would it be a good idea for you to Use A Fitness Tracker? It is safe to say that they are Effective and worth your cash? On the off chance that Yes, Which One Is The Best One?

We Have Answers For All Your Queries in Our Complete Buying Guide for the fitness trackers.

It’s safe to say that fitness trackers, one of the hottest segments in “wearables” in 2017, have risen to the forefront of the market over the past year and continue to grow in popularity. And for good reason – personal health awareness has grown across the country, and people are starting to take more accountability for their wellness. However, just like any hot product, there soon become lots of options to choose from, which can make your decision difficult. Consider your options… you’ve got the Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Jawbone UP24, Withings Pulse, BodyMedia FIT, Nike+ FuelBand, Alpha Mio and finally, Basis.


Overwhelmed? Yes, that is quite the list to choose from. Basis hears you and that’s why we want to help you make the buying decision easier by giving you all the information upfront. Basis makes the world’s most advanced health tracker. We don’t call it a “fitness” tracker, because it does so much more. We’re confident we can help you maximize your health, whether your goals are related to fitness, sleep, stress reduction, or a combination of the above. The first question you have to ask yourself is, “What am I looking for in a tracker?”.

Some variables to consider are:

    One sensor or multiple sensors?

    Tracking Heart Rate (for stress or fitness)


    Calorie detection

    Sleep monitor

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How to Choose the Right Fitness Tracker in 2017

Your tracker is only going to be as good as the data its sensors collect. Most trackers will have one, sometimes two sensors to collect data about your body. They use these sensors to estimate metrics like calories burned or steps walked. They also shape the types of things your tracker can tell you. Does it detect things automatically versus forcing you to punch in data? Does it give you access to unique insights and metrics such as sleep and stress?

The most common sensor within fitness trackers is an accelerometer which tracks motion along the x-y-z axes. Most trackers have just this sensor which does a good job of estimating simple, motion-based metrics like Steps Walked. Unfortunately, these trackers are also limited in terms of what they can tell you about your body because they rely purely on motion, instead of looking at motion and actual physiological signs from your body, such

as heart rate. Because they just have one sensor, these trackers can’t give you added the added insight into your

health that you really expect from a health tracker. For example, stress indication through continuous heart rate measurement, or advanced sleep detection and analysis.

And because they rely on just one sensor, Accelerometer-based trackers get easily confused. Many such trackers continue calculating steps walked and calories burned even if you’re completely still.

How to Choose the Right Fitness Tracker in 2017

Unlike single-sensor fitness trackers, Basis paints a more comprehensive picture of your health using multiple sensors that track heart rate, temperature, perspiration, motion, and more. These sensors provide a solid foundation for knowing how, and what, your body is really doing. Our proprietary Body IQ™ technology turns rich data into simple, relevant insights that take the hassle out of tracking, are deeper than single-sensor trackers, and are personalized just for you. Body IQ™ automatically recognizes and displays your favorite activities, like walking, running, and biking, as well as sleep. It ensures you get credit for those activities in real-time, including your caloric burn, with no need to push buttons, switch modes, or tag activities. Even better, Basis gets Body IQ™ upgrades regularly which means you you’ll always have the latest and greatest. And you’ll continue to see new,

market-leading features - only with Basis.

Heart Rate Monitor?

How to Choose the Right Fitness Tracker in 2017

                     If you’re looking to monitor your heart rate for activity, you really only have two, maybe three, options. You’ve got the traditional, chest-strap based heart rate monitors, you’ve got the Withings Pulse, and you’ve got the Basis band.

Chest strap-based, heart rate monitors for sports and workouts have been around for a while, and they are a pretty reliable, one-trick pony. These typically read the time of day, monitor your heart rate during exercise, and track your calorie burn. However, heart rate monitors only work when you tell them to – you have to turn on the “heart rate mode” for monitoring to begin, and they require you to wear a strap around your chest. Clearly,

traditional heart rate monitors were designed to be a workout-based accessory, not a continuous monitor of your heart that fits into your life, at least not comfortably. Who wants to go to bed wearing a chest strap?

But monitoring heart rate is a really important part of understanding your health, not only during formal exercise, but also throughout your daily life, and Basis understands that. Your heart rate can tell you when you are stressed, excited, or overly tired… it can give you clues about how your body reacts to different medicines and foods… and you can use this information to better understand when you’re at peak performance in your life. The Basis band offers a continuous heart rate sensor

– something no other fitness tracker with a 3-4 day battery life can provide – no chest strap necessary. The Withings Pulse is a small device with heart rate measuring capabilities, but in order to get a heart rate reading,

you have to manually press your finger to the back of the device. This means you can only get punctuated measurements in time, not continuous monitoring.

With the Basis band, for the first time you can easily and comfortably monitor what your heart is doing when you’re not exercising – like when you’re eating, sleeping,
and just living – which can tell you a great deal more about your stress levels, sleep quality, and overall health. As for your 1-hour of daily exercise, we do recommend that you still use your traditional heart rate monitor alongside your Basis band. The Basis band is designed to be a lifestyle health tracker, and is most accurate at monitoring heart rate during the 23 hours you aren’t working out. If nothing else, the continuous heart rate monitor technology makes the Basis band soar above its peers, but keep reading, because there is so much more that Basis can do.

Calorie Burn Credit?

How to Choose the Right Fitness Tracker in 2017

Caloric burn detection is another feature that most fitness trackers offer – after all, isn’t this what most people care about? Other trackers just use accelerometer technology alone to estimate calorie burn, usually through simple approximations. Most don’t differentiate between calories burned during between activities, e.g. calories burned when you take steps to run are very different from calories burned when you take steps to walk or bike.

Basis does more than that: Basis uses multiple sensors     
and Body IQ™ technology to automatically detect your favorite fitness activities like running, biking and walking. This gives you the most accurate caloric burn possible.

You worked hard to burn those calories so don’t miss out by picking a single-sensor tracker that shortchanges you. Get the calorie burn credit you deserve with Basis.

Sleep Monitor?

How to Choose the Right Fitness Tracker in 2017

Sleep is very important for your overall health, and monitoring your sleep quality is definitely something you should expect from your fitness tracker if you’re looking to become the healthiest version of yourself. But before committing to a product, understand that as of yet, fitness trackers have only guessed at your sleep quality based on motion. That is, until Basis stepped in.

Basis approaches sleep tracking like we approach all other parts of your wellness: with the most advanced technology and the highest level of intelligence. Because Basis has multiple sensors that have a true picture of your health, its analysis is built on data that other trackers simply don’t have.       

Our Advanced Sleep Analysis covers all bases:

•Monitors movement during sleep, such as REM, Light Sleep, Deep Sleep, Toss and Turn, as well as giving you a personalized Sleep Score

•Tracks your sleep automatically. You don’t have to do a thing, except sleep.

No other tracker or phone app can offer this level of sleep assessment. Not to mention that the Basis band is doing this on top of everything else it offers.

In Summary

We hope we’ve helped you think about some of the variables in picking the right health tracker for you. Basis is not a replacement for a chest strap-based workout monitor or an entry-level pedometer / tracker. It is designed to be the most advanced health tracker in the world to help you get fit, sleep better and stress less.

The best part? You don’t have to sit around waiting for the “next best and latest” product to come out – because it’s already here. Basis offers everything you can expect from
a health tracker, and as Basis improves and advances, you’ll upload the free upgrades right from your computer to your band… so you’ll never miss out. And don’t worry – Basis is incredibly simple to use (intelligent does not equal complex), so all you’ll need to do is charge it up and wear it. Basis takes care of the rest. Plus, once you sync it to your smartphone or computer, you’ll get perspective from your data, and Basis will work with you to form healthy habits to see your results improve.

                       In the next few chapters, we will explore how Basis helps with:

•Fitness Tracking

•Advanced Sleep Analysis

•Stress detection through Continuous Heart Rate

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