Total funding is now $32.25 million — not bad for a watch company. And where the Basis device used to be available only by invitation, you can now buy one from the company store.
What makes the $200 device different than the Fitbit’s and Fuelbands of the world is that the Basis B1 also monitors heart rate as well as perspiration and skin temperature. The claim is that it tracks health, not merely motion. There’s no API yet, and no way to export data, but the company says they’re figuring all that out.