basis peakEarlier this year, Intel announced the Basis Peak wearable. This device is the successor to the Basis B1 from CES 2014 and if you liked what you saw and you wanted to get your hands on it, Intel has announced that the wearable is now available for purchase via retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy in the US, followed by Amazon UK in December. It is priced at $199.99.

Just in case you might have missed our coverage from a few months ago, here’s what you can expect from the wearable. For starters it will be a health tracking device which means that users can look forward to feature such as heart rate tracking during exercise along with sleep tracking which seems to be a pretty popular feature these days.

The information gathered from the wearable can be shared with third-party apps, so if there’s a particular fitness app you like to use, you will be able to send your biometrics over via Bluetooth. Users will also be able to view their smartphone notifications on the display of the Peak wearable, although this feature is slated to be released in December, so in the meantime you can go ahead and keep using it as a fitness tracker.

The company has also revealed that there will be sports-focused straps that will be made available mid-December. These straps are designed for those who perform a lot of fitness activities and need a more breathable strap. The default model will be available in two designs –  Matte Black with black and red-accented silicone straps and Brushed Metal with a white and grey-accented silicone straps. For more information, head on over to their website.

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