Basis Unveils Advanced Sleep Analysis, Carbon Edition Band

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2014-01-07

Health and wellness specialist Basis Science unveiled Advanced Sleep Analysis, the company’s most in-depth sleep analytics tool to date, as well as the Basis 2014 Carbon Steel Edition band.

The band features a new look, fit and feel with polished chrome details and stretchable, silicone black straps that allow for improved flexibility and breathability for all-day wear.

The Carbon Steel Edition is available currently for $199 on the Basis Website, will soon be available on Amazon and will be for sale at top Best Buy stores starting Feb. 2, the company said.

Advanced Sleep Analysis, which will be available on Jan. 21 with the release of version 2.0 of the Basis app for Apple iOS and Google Android devices, as well as the Web, identifies users' sleep phases, including REM Sleep, Deep Sleep and Light Sleep, as well as Toss-and-Turn, Interruptions and Duration, through the company’s Body IQ technology.

Basis charts each phase over the course of a sleep cycle and provides a breakdown of whether users achieve the proper ratio of each phase nightly.

The technology also calibrates a personal sleep score, where users can compare daily scores to an ongoing average to track progress. Basis' healthy habits, such as Consistent Bedtime, provide small actions to improve sleep habits over time.

The information is displayed in the user’s Web and mobile dashboards, along with activity tracking and physiological metrics like continuous heart rate to track stress, to provide users with a more comprehensive picture of their health.

"Proper sleep is just as important as exercise and good nutrition for a healthy lifestyle," Jef Holove, CEO of Basis, said in a statement. "With Advanced Sleep Analysis, we are striving to provide users with the most comprehensive sleep metrics that can empower real habit change and improve overall health. No other tracker is able to provide this level of insight."

The Basis team partnered with researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the Northern California Institute of Research and Education (NCIRE) in the testing and validation of analysis tool, a company statement explained.

The 2013 Basis B1 band is still available for purchase, priced at $179, at the Basis store and on Amazon. Basis B1 users will also have access to Advanced Sleep Analysis upon its release.

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