It has been a while since our last update, but we have been working feverishly to test and tune our final design so we can bring Basis out of the lab and into the world. We thought it best to wait until we had real news and today I’m thrilled to report that we’ve passed a major milestone and are now prepping for launch. So, here I’m going to share with you a glimpse of the work we’ve done to satisfy ourselves that our device is ready.
As we shared previously, developing hardware like Basis’ is complex – multiple advanced sensors in a compact wrist-worn form factor not only has to be comfortable and stylish, but practical for 24/7 use. We’ve been putting the Basis band through its paces in our labs here in San Francisco, our manufacturing facilities, and with our beta users throughout the U.S.
Testing with Machines
In designing a lifestyle device, we need to anticipate and test (and then test again) for what your day is going to throw at you and your Basis – water, static shock, vibration, physical impact and exposure to the elements. We also need to make sure it works well for the way you live, like adequate battery life. Here are some examples:
Testing With People
Probably the most important test is how the band works with actual humans (earnest as our machines may be), so, we bring people into the lab and send Basis bands into the real world. We have beta users living with the band day in and day out, from sleeping to working, and outdoor activities to household chores.
Our Science team will be sharing more on our approach to testing and our methodologies in an upcoming post.
Critical Milestone Toward Launch
So where does all this testing leave us? The good news is that based on these results, we are now in the final stages of production and launch preparations. Pretty soon we will give you all the specifics about the final product, the date it will be available and reveal an approach to lasting health that we believe is groundbreaking.
We know many thousands of you have been waiting patiently while we complete our vision of how to help people fit health into their busy lives. All of us here at Basis are as excited as you are to finally see our vision come to life. Thank you again for your support and enthusiasm!