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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Peak's ability to automatically track exercise and sleep makes it one of the most sophisticated fitness trackers available. Still, you'll get more value for your money once Basis adds smartphone notifications, which will turn this fitness band into more of a smartwatch.

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Pros
  • Can automatically detect when you're exercising or sleeping
  • Continuous heart rate monitoring
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Interchangeable band
Cons
  • Expensive for a fitness tracker
  • Not as attractive as rival devices
  • Doesn't track distance
  • Smartwatch-like notifications not available at launch
  • The app still doesn't offer much insight into what your data means
84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

50
MARILYNCC
A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - Engadget
90
devbadger
I have been looking for something that could give me the accuracy of the GoWearFit...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
77
Average Critic Score
 
80
PC World
The real-time heart-rate tracking isn't perfect, but it comes close. And with automatic sleep and exercise tracking, and an improved industrial design, the Basis Peak is much better than its predecessor.
 
70
Tom's Guide
A large display, attractive design and some smartwatch functionality make the Basis Peak an excellent activity tracker.
 
90
PC Mag
The Basis Peak impresses with its ability to automatically track runs, walks, bicycle rides, and sleep, without you having to do a thing. The built-in heart rate monitor works well, and overall, it's the best activity tracker you can buy right now.
 
80
Engadget
The Peak's ability to automatically track exercise and sleep makes it one of the most sophisticated fitness trackers available. Still, you'll get more value for your money once Basis adds smartphone notifications, which will turn this fitness band into more of a smartwatch.
 
70
CNET
Despite some smart features, the Basis Peak is a fitness watch that's impressively automatic but too limited and unfinished to feel like a truly great product.
 
70
Gizmodo
At $200, it's coming in on the higher end, but it's simply more capable and more accurate than any of the other activity trackers I've used to date.