Basis Science B1 Data & Connectivity

The B1 starts out reasonably enough in this category, after all, unlike other products it actually has a display and has both an iOS app and an Adroid app. Unfortunately it receives a one point penalty for a proprietary charging adapter. The adapter plugs into a USB port and then connects via ~two foot cable to a sort of cradle the B1 snaps into. Here’s how the B1 compares to the Withings Pulse and the Nike+ FuelBand in Data & Connectivity:

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Like most of these products, the B1 syncs via Bluetooth. A distinguishing factor is just how easy and reliable the process is. Battery life comes in at a respectable five days or so. And that’s about it – you can’t download your own data, Basis Science has only one product so there’s no portfolio to integrate with, so the B1 ends up with a relatively low score in this category.

As might be expected, the B1 does better in Functions.