The Basis Peak, a fitness and sleep tracker, seemed likely to land on this year’s best wearables list. Like many other fitness trackers, it measures heart rate, caloric burn, and even your skin temperature.
What made it special was that it could automatically detect when you were sleeping, running or bicycling, and its sensors were particularly accurate.
Engadget rated it 84 out of 100 and said, “The Peak's ability to automatically track exercise and sleep makes it one of the most sophisticated fitness trackers available.” PC Magazine called it one of the top-performing fitness trackers they’ve tested.
Why it’s the worst: Despite all of its great features, the Basis Peak has one major flaw. The watch has been known to overheat,causing discomfort, blisters, or even burns. The company recalled the watch in August, and all services for its devices and apps will be discontinued on Dec. 31. We loved the potential of this device, but we can’t overlook a Samsung-sized problem.