Lauren Goode

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Basis Band, the Heart-Rate-Reading Wristwatch, Finally Has an iPhone App

Basis Band, the activity-tracking, heart-rate-reading wristwatch, now has a compatible iPhone app. Basis Band costs $199 and uses a variety of technologies — including a three-axis accelerometer, skin sensors and an optical heart-rate sensor — to track the wearer’s movements and vitals throughout the day. The band was recently covered as part of a wearables comparison on AllThingsD and, at the time, only synced data to Android devices.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik