Fitbit Charge is a wristband for active people, also acting as a smart watch. Through its many sensors, it analyzes your daily activity and notifies you regarding the achievement of its objectives. Thanks to the sensors, numerous applications and compatibility with multiple devices it is one of the most versatile devices. Its price is around $125. Read More
The company Basis being under the wings of Intel launched the SmartWatch basis peak. The watch consists of a disc and two-piece removable strap available in different colors. The device is available at a price below $200. Read More
Small 5.5” - 6.5”
Large 6.5” - 7.7”
Extra Large 7.7” - 8.9”
10.2 in (259.1mm)
wristband is made of flexible, durable elastomer material & surgical-grade stainless steel clasp
thermoplastic polymer and silicone
1.25 inches OLED High Contrast Touch Screen Made With Gorilla Glass 3™
up to 7 - 10 days
a depleted battery can be charged to 90% in 2 hours, 100% in 4 hours
-4° to 113°F
14° to 122°F
Maximum operating altitude:
It is sweat, rain and splash proof. However, the device is not swim proof.
Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities.
"Fitbit Charge comes with a clear monochrome OLED display where we can in addition to showing time and typical fitness function read the notifications of our smartphone.
The device comes only in four colors. Applied rechargeable battery allows for 7 to 10 days of work, which is a very good result in this class. Unfortunately, despite the basic water resistance, the device will not be wearable while swimming.
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Basis Peak features a 1.25-inch touch monochrome display which operated by moving a finger. Applied rechargeable battery lasts for four days of work, which is a good, but not the best result. The device is waterproof and allows the Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling, and similar activities. Read Full Specs
2a. Tracking Features
Activity & Inactivity
Fitbit charge sensor is equipped with a typical counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and shows the status of their implementation. Fitbit charge measures the quality of your sleep and has a mild vibrating alarm that wakes you without waking your partner.
Basis Peak notifies you of the duration of the activity, calories burned, and number of steps. With the sensor-to-date HR will get your heartrate during the workout. Basis Peak also measures the quality of your sleep.
2b. Other Features
Extra non standard
Galvanic Skin Response
Fitbit Charge also functions as watch. With the barcode scanner and extensive food database, the device quickly enters data that will help calculate calories consumed.
As Wristband-Watch Basis Peak show you the typical information about the time and date but when you get an email or text message, it will show you a notification with the ability to transition directly to them. Basis Peak through BodyIQ, unerringly detects your activity, whether you're running, walking, or driving bicycle. Then adjust the information on the screen to a given activity. But when I sit and write these words, the machine tells me that just does. Sitting on the couch and watching TV treats as a light sleeping.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iPhone 4S and later
iPad 3 and later
iOS 7 and later
Android 4.4.2, KitKat
Windows Phone Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 and up
Mac OS X Compatibility
Windows Vista and later
My Fitness Pal
Basis Peak app
You can watch progress in your training on your computer or smartphone. Charge is compatible with iOS, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Windows, and Android. Through numerous applications, you can share your results with friends, which certainly will further motivate you to continue the effort. Available trap allows you to keep a detailed record of your activity, of meals, quality of sleep and many others. Additionally, in collaboration with a compatible smart weight Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Scale you will have at your disposal a full picture of the state of your body and have achieved designated purposes.
The device synchronizes the data on the achieved activity and sends it via Bluetooth installed on your mobile device Basis Peak app. The device also works with other applications to the more famous are Endomondo, MapMyFitness, and Strava.
4. The Bottom Line
• Good support for users on the part of Fitbit
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• Monitor HR
• Touch screen
• A large number of additional features
• Compatible with many programs
• Too small display
• Inability to swim with the device
• No belt replacement.
• Short battery life
• Short battery life
• Inadequate recognition of certain activities