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Habit and Points System

Habits and points are the tools that we use to help you track and accomplish your health goals.

Building habits successfully means that you set reasonable goals for a given habit. You do them repeatedly throughout the week, and you don't add too many too quickly.

Habits

Building life habits is easier when you add changes in small increments over time. Habits help with this by giving you defined goals that you can set yourself.

Available Habits

 Activity Habits:

  • Step It Up - Set a goal for taking a certain number of steps per day.
  • Morning Lap - Tracks steps between 4am and noon.
  • Afternoon Lap - Tracks steps between noon and 5pm.
  • Evening Lap - Tracks steps between 5pm and midnight.
  • Move It - Set a goal to get active for a certain number of minutes per day.
  • Don’t Be A Sitter - Set a goal to limit the amount of time you are inactive between 9 am and 5 pm.
  • Torch More Calories - Set a goal to burn a set number of calories per day.
  • Run Club - Set a goal for running a certain number of minutes per day.
  • Let’s Ride - Set a goal for biking a certain number of minutes per day.

  Wear It:

  • Your Basis Band can't help you track your goals if you don't wear it!
  • Set a goal for how many hours per day you’d like to wear your Basis Band.

  Sleep

  • Consistent Bedtime - A goal to help you get to sleep at the same time every night. Falling asleep witfhin 15 minutes before or after your Daily Target counts as a success.
  • Regular Rising - A goal to help you get up at the same time every morning. Waking up within 15 minutes before or after your Daily Target counts as a success.
  • Sleep More Hours - A goal to help you get more overall sleep. Set a goal for sleeping at least a certain number of hours per day.

 

For further information on each habit, please visit our Habit Description page.

Habit Targets

There are two different targets to meet for each habit: the Daily Target you personally set for the habit, and your Weekly Target, which is set by the system based on your performance the previous week.

Daily Target

  • You can select your Daily Target from the range of options available for the habit. To establish new habits that will stick over time, we recommend starting with small changes to your current lifestyle, and increasing the Daily Target over time once the habit becomes ingrained.
  • The Daily Target can be changed at any time, however changes will not be reflected until the start of the next week. Note: Basis considers a week to be Monday - Sunday. This means that changes to Daily Targets made during the week won't be reflected until 12am on Monday.
  • There are three kinds of Habit Daily Targets:

Exceed habits require you to exceed a certain value to meet the target (e.g. exceed 7,000 steps or 1,500 calories burned). The majority of Habit Daily Targets are of this kind.

Not to Exceed habits require you to avoid meeting a certain value to meet the target. (e.g. don't remain inactive for more than 120 minutes at a time). The only habit that has a Not to Exceed Daily Target is the Don’t Be A Sitter habit.

Range habits require you to perform the habit within a given range in order to meet the target (e.g. for a bedtime of 10:00, fall asleep between 9:45 and 10:15). The habits that have a Range Daily Target are Consistent Bedtime and Regular Rising.

Weekly Target

  • The Weekly Target defines how many times you have to successfully meet your Daily Target that week in order to earn momentum and bonus points.   
  • It is automatically set by the system based on your performance the previous week.
  • When you add a habit, your Weekly Target starts at 2, meaning you need to meet the Habit Daily Target twice that week.
  • Your Weekly Target is always 1 higher than the number of times you successfully completed the Habit Daily Target the previous week, but limited to a maximum of 4.
  • E.g.: If you successfully complete your Habit Daily Target twice in one week, the next week your Weekly Target will be 3.
  • If you successfully complete your Habit Daily Target every day in a week, the next week your Weekly Target will be the maximum of 4.
  • Weekly Targets help you to improve over time by raising the bar for you.
  • You can see your Weekly Target on the top right of the Habit Card (e.g. “2+ days this week”, “4+ days this week”).

Habit Slot

  • You start with one Habit Slot. This contains the Wear It habit, which cannot be replaced or paused.
  • Your second Habit Slot is free and can be unlocked right away. Later Habit Slots cost points to unlock.
  • Habit Slots can hold any habit (except for the first one).
  • The habit for a given Slot can always be exchanged for another (see Exchanging Habits section below).

Adding Habits

 Locked

  • The lock shows that your next Habit Slot is still out of reach.
  • To unlock your next Habit Slot, work on meeting your current habit targets and earning points!
  • We limit the number of habits you can add at once so you don't get overwhelmed with too many new changes.

 

  • Once you see this icon, a new habit is available to add!

Changing the Daily Target for a Habit

  • Go to “My Habits”
  • Click on the Habit Name. This will open up the Habit Details page.
  • Click on “Change target”.
  • Select your new target from the drop-down list and click “Save”.
  • Changes to the Daily Target only take effect at the end of the week, at midnight between Sunday / Monday, and will apply only to the next week.

Pausing a Habit

  • Go to “My Habits”
  • Click on the Habit Name. This will open up the Habit Details page.
  • Click on “Pause this Habit”.

Pausing a habit frees up a Habit Slot. You can resume a paused habit any time (provided you have a free Habit Slot) by clicking “Resume this Habit” on the Habit Details page for the habit.

Exchanging Habits

To exchange one habit for another:

  • Pause the habit (see section above)
  • Go back to “My Habits”
  • Click on your empty Habit Slot and select a new habit.

Points

Just as habits help you make your goals more approachable, the points system prevents taking on too many new challenges at once.

Points

  • The points you earn when you successfully meet a Habit Daily Target.

Bonus Points

  • The points you earn when you successfully meet a Weekly Target.

Momentum

  • Momentum is a modifier on a specific habit that is set based on how frequently you have managed to successfully meet the Habit Weekly Target in the past.
  • Momentum acts as a multiplier to the points you are earn when meeting your Daily and Weekly Target. The more Momentum you have with a habit, the more points you earn for meeting that habit's Daily and Weekly Target.

 

    Meeting your Target

  • When you meet your Daily Target for a Habit, you earn 25 points multiplied by your Momentum value. E.g. if you meet your Daily Target and your Momentum for the habit is 2, you earn 50 points.
  • When you meet your Weekly Target, you earn 100 bonus points multiplied by your Momentum value, and your Momentum value for next week will increase by 1. E.g. if you meet your Weekly Target and your current Momentum value is 2, you will earn 200 bonus points and your Momentum value for next week will be 3.

    Missing your Target

  • Points are NOT deducted for missing a Daily or Weekly Target.
  • Your Momentum DOES decrease however for missing your Weekly Target.
  • Tip: Missing a Habit Daily Target for one day does not automatically cause you to lose Momentum. You still have the opportunity to meet your Weekly Target!

   Gaining Momentum

  • Your starting Momentum for a habit is 1. Each week you successfully meet your Weekly Target for the habit, your Momentum increases by 1, up to a maximum of x5.
  • The new Momentum multiplier doesn't go into effect until next week, so whatever Momentum you had at the start of the week will continue for the whole week, regardless of when during the week your Weekly Target is met.
  • If a habit’s Momentum is higher than 1, it shows up in the middle of the habit icon (e.g. x2 or x5).

   Losing Momentum

  • If you fail to meet your Weekly Target for a week, you will lose 1 point of Momentum for that habit.

     Spending Points

  • Your first two Habit Slots (“Wear It” plus one additional habit) are free, after that they cost you points to unlock.
  • The amount of points it costs to unlock a new Habit Slot increases depending on how many you have already unlocked.

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