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Intel has picked up health tracker producer Basis Science, beating off competition from Apple and Google, according to a report. The acquisition, yet to be confirmed by either company, is said by multiple sources to be worth $100 million or $150 million, and extends Intel's wearables portfolio from the SD card-sized Edison computer and the combined headset and smartphone combination known as Jarvis.
Fitness tracker producer Basis Science could be acquired by a major technology company in the near future, according to rumors. A report claims the wearable device manufacturer behind the Basis B1 fitness tracker is in talks with Apple and Google, with a further claim of discussions with Microsoft and Samsung over a possible sale, though not necessarily for a high price.
Basis Science has launched an upgrade to its Basis B1 fitness tracker, by introducing a new model, at the same time as announcing a software update. The new Carbon Steel edition adds polished chrome details to the tracker hardware, while the new Advanced Sleep Analysis software will help users monitor and improve their sleep patterns.
Basis Science took the wraps off its first product, the Basis B1 fitness-tracking watch. While it is late, having previously been promised to arrive in the early half of the year, it can now be purchased for the same $199 price outlined from the start. The device is, however, sold out for the holidays, so interested buyers will need to place on order to get in on the next batch, though when that will be isn't specified.