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Old 01-18-2014, 11:26 PM   #1
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Basis b1 monitor/watch

Thinking about pulling the trigger on the new 2014 Basis B1 "health" monitor. Really interested in using it for my runs/hiking/downhill MTB. Seems to be a notch above the competition with the heart rate monitor. Anyone own or heard anything about them. Right now it is US only but considering bringing one back to Canada.

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Seems really cool. I have a client that was looking for something like this. I'll tell her about it.


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Old 01-19-2014, 12:43 AM   #3
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DylloS, from what I read in the forum your into crossfit/working out correct?

Do you or anyone you know use any of the bracelet types for example the jawbone 24 that monitors steps and calories burned ect.


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Old 01-19-2014, 08:37 AM   #4
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DylloS, from what I read in the forum your into crossfit/working out correct?

Do you or anyone you know use any of the bracelet types for example the jawbone 24 that monitors steps and calories burned ect.


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No one yet. Some asked about them but most people don't care enough.


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Old 01-19-2014, 09:30 AM   #5
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I had the Nike fit band, returned it after about a month.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:41 PM   #6
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Not sure how it compares, but can be had for about $60 at costco. Also has a heart rate monitor

http://lifetrakusa.com/products/zone-c410/
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:41 PM   #7
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Never heard of Basis, but I've trained with Heart rate Monitors for the last decade (running, MTB and even weightlifting) using Polar and Garmin products (the two best brands on the market IMO...just ask any endurance athlete)

Knowing what I know about the nuances of heart rate training, I'm pretty skeptical about their claims. There are just way too many variances in individual HR data for software to accurately analyze

Before buying anything, I'd suggest doing some research on Heart rate based training itself, so you don't end up with yet another expensive paperweight in a few months. (This is a great book that won't take you more than a few days to read)

Once you've gotten a grasp on the concept, you'll understand my skepticism

I also don't trust any HRM that doesn't utilize a proper chest strap (don't see one on their page).
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:38 AM   #8
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^The key with the new heart rate and activity monitors is that they're form fitting and can be worn on your wrist. A typical HR monitor and a cheapo pedometer are probably more accurate.
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