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.


source: TechCrunch

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10 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

ihospital.

3. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

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.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

9. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 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

10. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 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 :)

8. KIANO

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

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

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2150; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

5. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

6. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

iMental

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