Intel came out with the Basis Peak, a wearable fitness band earlier this year. It is now finally available, and it is your typical fitness band that can do heart rate tracking during exercise as well as sleep tracking.
The Basis Peak can now support Bluetooth GATT, which is a protocol for third party apps to share streamed heart rate data. This new feature will give the Peak to track the heart rate and act as a wrist-worn heart rate monitor for other popular fitness apps. The Peak wasn’t able to work with any external apps before, but now the Basis Peak is able to work with Strava, RunKeeper, and Endomondo.
Just in case you are wondering if the fitness band will work as a smartwatch, that won’t happen until mid-December with a firmware upgrade. It will be able to do all kinds of features like calendar, texts, and phone calls.
If you want to get in on this Peak Fitness Band, you should be able to get it two designs: Matte Black with black and red-accented silicone straps or Brushed Metal with a white and grey-accented silicone straps. If you want it in more colors, you will have to again wait until December in red, blue, black, green and coral.