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Advanced Sleep Analysis is Here!

We’re excited to officially release Advanced Sleep Analysis today. Leveraging our Body IQ™ technology, Basis now captures every aspect of your sleep: REM Sleep, Deep Sleep, Light Sleep, Toss-and-Turn, Interruptions and Duration. To help you understand and improve your sleep quality, Basis also provides a personalized sleep dashboard with a summary of these metrics and an easy-to-understand Sleep Score, your benchmark for sleep quality.

For a product overview, check out our previous blog post or watch the video below. For more details on what to expect, read this new post by Tejash Unadkat, our Director of Product Management on Advanced Sleep Analysis.

One important note: We will be rolling out the benchmarking and weekly sleep report features in the next few weeks. Releasing these features separately will help ensure a smoother transition with the new web and mobile app.

Get Started Today

Both Carbon Steel Edition and B1 users can start using Advanced Sleep Analysis right away. For mobile, the latest version of the app for iOS 7 (1.7.8) and Android (1.7.9) should automatically update on your phone over the next few hours (Note: iOS7 users can also manually update it in the mean time). For your web dashboard, you can just log into your account and go to Sleep Details under the Data menu. There is no need to download new firmware. Also, we’ve retroactively analyzed your sleep over the last couple of days so be sure to sync your data before getting started!

Are you a current Basis user that hasn’t started using our mobile apps yet? You can get the iOS 7 App at the iTunes App Store and the Android App at the Google Play Store. Check our list of compatible phones for both apps as we’ve expanded support recently.

Not a Basis user? Get your Basis today at our online store.

Thanks,

The Basis Team

38 thoughts on “Advanced Sleep Analysis is Here!

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  3. Hi, I’m very keen to purchase this product and I’m really surprised that you’ve been unable to set up shipping to the UK in the last 2 years. What’s really holding you back?

    Kind regards

    Brian

  4. Bartek Filipowicz says:

    Yay! And now for the alarm clock in mobile app that wakes you up during the light sleep! :)

    • Hi Bartek – we’ll pass your feedback along to the team!

      • I second this idea! Also, if it’s already syncing with my phone, I don’t see why it couldn’t display emails and text messages and caller ID like most other smartwatches. These sorts of features would certainly take it more mainstream.

        Another idea would be to develop a feature of the phone app that would play binaural/brain entrainment beats through headphones that match/guide your sleep cycles. I use binaural beats and brain entrainment to help me meditate or sleep when I have insomnia and I have to say they’re life-changing.

        I’m sure you guys are already working on these features, I just wanted to add my voice to make sure you know there’s demand! :)

    • yeah, watch out for battery drain though!

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  6. Love it!!!!!!! You guys rock. This is great information. By far the best on the market.

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  8. PLEASE SET UP A LINK WITH MY FITNESS PAL AND DIGIFIT. I OWN BASIS AND MEDIA FIT AND TODAT MEDIA FIT IS MORE VERSATILE. BASIS WATCH IS GREAT AS A WRIST WATCH, ATTRACTIVE. I HAVE TO BELIEVE YOU GUYS ARE SMART ENOUGH TO LINK WITH OTHER FITNESS APPS TO ENSURE THE BEST USE OF THE FITNESS WATCH!!!

    TO DATE I CANNOT RECOMMEND BASIS WATCH TO ANY OF MY FRIENDS OR CLIENTS. I AM IN THE MEDICAL FIELD AND WEIGHT REDUCTION, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHANGES ARE IMPORTANT TO IMPROVE HEALTH. I HAVE RECOMMENDED MY FITNESS PAL NUMEROUS TIME TO MY CLIENTS BUT CANNOT IN GOOD CONSCIOUS RECOMMEND THE BASIS AT THIS TIME.

    I KNOW YOU CAN GET IT DONE!

  9. I am impressed. It will be very interesting to see the information about the quality of sleep I am getting. I recently received my watch as a gift and now it looks as if you have a new one available. What is the difference besides the metal strap?

    • Hi Jack, thanks for your comment. Our 2014 Carbon Steel Edition is the culmination of improvements in both hardware and software, big and small, that we have made over the course of the last year. Major changes include a premium look, feel and fit, improved water resistance, improved metrics and an improved display, with many smaller changes at the tooling level, less visible. These improvements were made based on user feedback, improvements in technology/reliability and other learnings over the course of the past year.

      Major highlights for the 2014 Carbon Steel Edition:
      -Stretchable, silicone straps are more comfortable
      -The strap connection fits narrower and smaller wrists
      -The double “strap keep” does a better job of securing the strap so it doesn’t stick out
      -The polished chrome and stainless finish upgrades the user to a more premium look
      -Changes in the fabrication and production of the band improved water resistance, the product display, as well as the overall product performance

      Many of the hardware improvements crystallized in the 2014 Carbon Steel Edition are iterative and been slowly incorporated into the product over the course of the past year. Since you just received your B1 as a gift, never fear. All of the hardware and software improvements are included, with the exception of the premium look, fit and feel that is still only available with the 2014 Carbon Steel Edition.

      In addition, your B1 will continue to get the latest features and software upgrades including Advanced Sleep Analysis with the release of version 2.0 of our web and mobile apps.

  10. How can you effect rem and deep sleep patterns? What is a typical pattern? What is a good sleep score? i am running around 78. How many hours of each type of sleep is ideal.

    • Hi Mary, we will be rolling out a sleep newsletter as well as sleep tips in the near future. In terms of a good sleep score, it’s more important to compare your own sleep over time – we will be rolling out Personal Averages to help you interpret your data. In terms of hours sleep per night, the National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours per night.

  11. Trying to understand my sleep patterns. Score is funning high 70′s. How do you get more rem and deep sleep? How many hours of each type of sleep is ideal?

    • Hi Mary. Sleep is personal to everyone. Diet, habits, circadian rhythm and what happens during the day all feed into how well you can sleep. Some suggestions get get better sleep overall (which would include deep sleep) would be to exercise in the morning, maintain a regular sleep-wake schedule, relax at night, stop watching tv or using the phone before going to bed etc.

  12. Jonathan Evans says:

    Great feature but I’m kinda skeptical. What metrics do you use to determine if one is in light, deep or REM sleep? How accurate are these?

  13. What is the procedure Basis uses to give sleep information and much accurate is it? By measuring only heart rate and body movement, temperature how can you precisely give sleep benchmark. While to some extent that this information might be useful but the question is to what extent.
    What kind of suggestions can basis give to improve sleep? Are there any benchmark results?

    • Hi Zain, while we don’t disclose specifics, we use data captured from our sensor combined with the algorithms we have developed to determine sleep scores. You can find more information on how we validate sleep staging and Toss & Turns here: http://support.mybasis.com/entries/25540039-FAQ. We will continue to tweak our algorithms to ensure we provide data that is as accurate as possible. It is more important to compare your own sleep over time; we will be rolling out personal averages soon. We will also be rolling out a sleep newsletter and sleep tips to help you improve your sleep.

  14. A little explanation of the “easy-to-understand Sleep Score” might be helpful. I’m looking at two nights of data, identical duration, identical toss-and-turn, identical deep-sleep, but I actually got less REM for the night with a score of 94% vs 61%?!? Seriously? Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. If there is more going on with the metrics, you might want to explain.

    • Basis uses a sleep quality score to help users quickly understand how well they are sleeping. Scored on a scale of 0 to 100, sleep quality is determined by taking several factors into account: the duration of your sleep, the times awoken and the restfulness of your sleep overall. We have based our algorithms on cutting edge medical research, as we make more improvements our algorithms will become more accurate.

  15. Been using the sleep analysis. Some nights there will be 1 “report” that shows various states. Others, I’ll get 3 different reports for the same period of time. The algorithm should assume that when sleep starts near a project bed time, the next 8-10 hours might be the same sleep event.

  16. Where is my data stored? Is it on your website on can I run this strictly locally from my computer w/o an internet connection?

  17. Alarm clock in mobile app that wakes you up during the light sleep! – This is great idea, you can just pass this information to iPhone/Android Alarm Clock, this will be good addition to this magnidicent tracker

  18. You state that the indiv.data are only stored at your server and that I Always will need a Int.connection&Log in account to be able to analyze my stored data from the Watch, this drawbacks really keeps me back from investing time and efforts collected by using a Health tracker that has no local feedback readout…

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  20. I’m noticing that I get very little deep sleep. This is interesting information, but I would love to dig deeper and try to figure out why- more information on sleep patterns, types of sleep and how to get more would be awesome!

    • Hi Lauren. Great suggestion! If you click on “REM Sleep,” “Deep Sleep” and “Light Sleep” on the website dashboard it should give you more information about each type. Sleep is different for each person so it’s hard to give out personalized advice but you might want to try going to bed at a regular time and limiting your time looking at screens right before sleeping. Hope this helps!

  21. thank you Basis team for making such great product. I am a sleep medicine physician, and I can attest to the accuracy of your product based on some validations I made myself.
    I have few suggestion for the watch to be more attractive and main stream:
    -can you add a caller ID, message and email notification, this will make B1 the best watch on the market yet.
    -add sync with digifit and other fitness apps to give continuous insight during exercise
    -I am sure you guys are planning on a second generation of this product, adding an Altimeter will be great
    -if you can make the toggle function keep the current metric (HR, Steps etc.. ) on display instead of disappearing after few seconds will also be great
    Thanks

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