The Basis Peak fitness tracker is one that you may not be familiar with, but the company behind the wrist wearable has been purchased by Intel two years ago. The company's 1.25-inch touchscreen got an update yesterday, bringing music controls and activity editing for Basis Peak users.
The new music controls now allow users to control their music when exercising, whether on Android or iOS. Any media app within these two dominant platforms can be used alongside of the new Basis Peak update (in other words, all Google Play Store and App Store media apps can be used once you update the Basis Peak smartwatch). You can change music tracks and adjust the volume so as to not disturb those around you if you're in a gym or workout room. As Basis says that you should "make sure you're on v1.18.0 of the app and v.1.20.10 of the watch software" to take advantage of these new features.
The new update also brings activity editing, allowing users to input their workout type as well as the workout duration: "You've asked, we've delivered. With this update, you can get credit for every workout that you complete. From weight training to yoga to Zumba, you have the ability to manually enter the duration and type of workout. See calories burned and other key stats underlying those activities." The new update makes the Basis Peak able to predict the workout type, but it's a good addition for fitness-savvy users who want to keep track of their workouts or want to continue sticking with their New Year's resolutions.
The Basis Peak update is now available, so head on over to the update apps section on your device and proceed accordingly.