Basis, the fitness tracking company that Intel purchased in 2014, has today issued a recall on its Peak wearable due to a risk of overheating and potential injury to the wearer. The Peak, which was launched in September, 2014, is the only product currently in Basis’ lineup.
Basis had sent a notice to Peak customers on June 13th telling them to no longer wear the device because of the burn risk. The company had hoped to resolve the issue with a software fix, but it now says that is not possible. The Peak services will remain running until December 31st so that customers can download their data. After that, all Peak services will be shut down and the device will no longer sync its data.
The Peak stood out from the crowded field of fitness wearables with its ability to automatically track specific exercises and when the wearer was sleeping, thanks to advanced heart rate and perspiration sensors.
Customers are being asked to return their Peak and accessories for a full refund of the purchase price. Basis did not say if it has plans to release a new product to replace the Peak.