One of the most highly anticipated devices in the self-tracking community is this new super-watch from Basis, which detects heart rate from the wrist using near infrared spectroscopy, and tracks movement, skin and ambient temperature, and galvanic skin response, a measure of sweat on the skin that is linked to both physical activity and stress or excitement.
The device uses this data to figure out what people are doing, such as exercising or sleeping, and then combines the various measures to calculate the number of calories burned during the course of the day. Accompanying software helps users track and visualize how they are progressing over time.
Cost: To be announced.
Availability: To be announced.