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Apple looking to buy Basis Science?

Apple looking to buy Basis Science?
With speculation swirling around Apple and the Apple iWatch, the Cupertino based firm is one of the names rumored to be interested in purchasing Basis Science. This is the company behind the Basis Health Tracker watch. Other big name companies rumored to be sniffing around Basis Science are Google, Microsoft and Samsung.

Basis has apparently been seeking a buyer for some time and is asking for a price below $100 million. The company's Basis Health Tracker Watch performs many of the health-related functions that Apple is rumored to be adding to the capabilities of the iWatch, including the monitoring of sleep cycles, heart rate and calories spent. The Basis Health Tracker uses an app to analyze the information that the watch receives.

This is similar to the speculation involving the iWatch. The latter is expected to use sensors to monitor health related functions. Apple is planning on offering an app inside iOS 8 called Healthbook, that will keep track of readings provided by the iWatch, and monitor the health of the user.

Apple and Google are considered the front runners to buy Basis. Like Apple, Google is rumored to be considering the production of a smartwatch, but also has Google Glass expected to be made available to consumers later this year. While the Basis Health Tracker is considered one of the most accurate in terms of data collection, it is considered to have the least user friendly design.

The Basis Health Tracker watch

The Basis Health Tracker watch

source: TechCrunch

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posted on 17 Feb 2014, 12:29 1

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


posted on 17 Feb 2014, 13:46

3. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Don't invent it, BUY it, then tell the world you invented it! you go Apple, you go girl

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 14:08 1

4. Sauce (unregistered)

Apple never says they invent something they buy, just a butthurt fanboy stirfry created and kept around as an insult for envious haters to use.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 15:06 2

7. nctx77 (Posts: 2411; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

Google buys companies and have no clue what to do with them. Then they strip them of there patents and sell them .....

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 17:59 1

9. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

weak sauce, apple is the king of pretending they invented everything and you are being a fanboy for saying otherwise. My post was a joke, you are sadly butt hurt for real

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 00:39

10. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

in fact, a apple iWatch that can predict heart attacks or improve life expectancy through science i am all for it, lets be real, basis watch is cool but UGO... apple's version wont be ugo, i am ok with buying it! ya i am a fan boy? not, first company to actually produce a a wearable with continuous heart rate, activity level and more, gets my money even YOU EVIL APPLE! even you :)

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:59

11. lyndon420 (Posts: 5020; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

How about a rectangle with rounded corners? They invented that right?

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 16:11

12. Sauce (unregistered)

Still butthurt over that lmao? No they didn't. They sure as hell made it look 9001x better though

El o el

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 15:33

8. KIANO (Posts: 82; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)

More likely iHealth. But 'iWatch' stands out most.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 13:00 2

2. CreeDiddy (Posts: 961; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

This is a game changer right here! Samsung's Galaxy Gear is just a smartwatch. A possible iWatch could be a game changing wearable.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 14:20

5. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Hand it to Apple, take any means necessary for success.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 14:27

6. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


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