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CES 2013: The Basis Band is a fitness tracker
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CES 2013: The Basis Band is a fitness tracker

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The Basis Band from Basis Science is much more than a watch. It's a fitness tracker that ,among other things, monitors your heart rate and helps you establish healthy habits.

Hey, guys. This is Brian Bennett for CNET.com and we are at CES 2013. And we're taking a look at this new device. It's called The Basis Band from Basis Science. Now, a lot of the news of the show has been about wearable technology and this device, The Basis Band is a perfect example of this trend. You may think it looks like a ordinary watch but actually, it is a fitness tracker, it tracks your steps and also will track your sleep patterns and additionally, on top of that, it even will monitor your heart rate as well as your sweat perspiration and also the temperature of your skin during your workouts. And another thing that's really nice about this device is that it will connect to Android smartphones using a companion app and as well as iOS in the future for iPhones, and lets you establish healthy habits to increase your health just essentially that your quality of life to create a better way of living. So, one of the unique things about The Basis Band, that separates it from other fitness trackers is that it records your sleep automatically and you don't have to actually kick the device into sleep mode before you go to bed or turn it off when you wake up. Now, The Basis Band has been shown here first at CES 2012 but it just starts shipping, so you probably won't be able to get your hands on it for the next few weeks but it will cost you 199. So, that's a little bit more expensive than a typical watch but for all the features it has, it certainly worth looking out. I'm Brian Bennett and this has been a first look at The Basis Band from Basis Science. Check back at CNET.com for a full review.

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