I've written before that fitness trackers have serious problems--your standard Fitbit, Fuelband, or Jawbone Up is little more than a pedometer with bonus charts. But that's not a knock on the idea of fitness trackers, just the execution: these gadgets could be amazing! All they have to do is start thinking for themselves. The Basis Band, a wristwatch-like tracker, could be the first to really understand that, so we found Basis's booth at CES and asked them about it.
Video by Benny Migliorino.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.