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Habit Descriptions

Below you will find all the information you need in order to achieve all of your habit goals. Some habits have duration or intensity requirements that may not be obvious, so be sure to read through the descriptions for the habits you are working on.

Wear It



The Wear It habit is added to your account upon creation and is the only habit that cannot be paused.

The reason for this is that you cannot benefit from all of the information being collected by your Basis band if you aren’t wearing it. This makes getting in the habit of having your Basis band on wrist the most important habit of all!

Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Wear It daily target value between 8 hours and 20 hours. 12 hours is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Wear It’ habit, you need to meet or exceed the daily target during a calendar day (12am - 11:59pm).

Activity Habits

Activity habits are habits that are focused on getting you up and moving. 

Step It Up



Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Step It Up daily target value between 5,000 and 15,000 steps. 10,000 steps is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Step It Up’ habit, you need to meet or exceed the daily target during a calendar day (12am - 11:59pm).

Morning Lap



Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Morning Lap daily target value between 1,000 and 5,000 steps. 2,000 steps is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Morning Lap’ habit, you need to meet or exceed your morning step target for that particular day. Only steps taken between the hours of 4am - 12pm are counted towards this habit.

Afternoon Lap



Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose an Afternoon Lap daily target value between 1,000 and 5,000 steps. 2,000 steps is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Afternoon Lap’ habit, you need to meet or exceed your afternoon step target for that particular day. Only steps taken between the hours of 12pm - 5pm are counted towards this habit.

Evening Lap



Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose an Evening Lap daily target value between 1,000 and 5,000 steps. 2,000 steps is the default. 

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Evening Lap’ habit, you need to meet or exceed your evening step target for that particular day. Only steps taken between the hours of 5pm - 12am are counted towards this habit.

Run Club



Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Run Club daily target value between 10 minutes and 1 hour of running. 20 minutes is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Run Club’ habit, you need to meet or exceed the daily target during a calendar day (12am - 11:59pm).

Note: The run time displayed on your Basis Band is generally the total time from the start of run to the finish, but the habit only credits you for time you were actually running, so any pauses or walk breaks would be subtracted from that.

Let’s Ride



Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Let’s Ride daily target value between 10 minutes and 1 hour of biking. 20 minutes is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Let’s Ride’ habit, you need to meet or exceed the daily target during a calendar day (12am - 11:59pm).

Note: BodyIQ, the technology that we use to determine that you are riding a bike, does not currently register stationary cycling. While time you spend on a stationary bike may be successfully tracked as a generic activity, it will not be recognized as a biking event, and, likewise, will not count towards the ‘Let’s Ride’ habit.

Move It



Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Move It daily target value between 30 minutes and 5 hours of moderate activity. 30 minutes is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Move It’ habit, you need to meet or exceed the daily target during a calendar day (12am - 11:59pm).

This can be accomplished all at one time, or, alternatively you can split it up throughout the day. Each activity must be at least 10 minutes long to be counted towards the ‘Move It’ habit.

In addition, the activity must be considered a ‘Moderate Activity’ by your Basis band. Basis measures activity using a MET score. To be considered ‘Moderate Activity’, the activity must have produced a MET score of at least 3.3 METs.

Things such as walking, biking, running, etc. should meet this requirement. However you should know that the BodyIQ threshold for walking is lower than 3.3 METs. This means that walking will need to be at a brisk pace (at least 3 miles per hour) to meet this habit.

For more information on METs, please visit the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_equivalent

Don’t Be A Sitter



Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Don’t Be A Sitter daily target value between 30 minutes and 3 hours of sitting/idle time. 1 hour is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Don’t Be A Sitter’ habit, you need to avoid exceeding your daily target of sitting/idle time in between moments of activity during the hours of 9am and 5pm.

The activity must be considered by your Basis band to be ‘Light Activity’, which is achieved when your MET score is greater than 2.3 METs. An example of light activity would be walking at approximately 1.7 mph, but to keep it simple, if you can see steps counted on your Basis band, you have achieved ‘Light Activity’.

There is no duration requirement, so any amount of time that you spend involved in ‘Light Activity’ will break your idle time and be counted towards achieving this habit.

For more information on METs, please visit the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_equivalent

In addition, the band cannot be ‘off-wrist’ during the 9am-5pm window, as if you aren’t wearing your band, the Basis cannot track your activity.

Torch More Calories



Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Torch More Calories daily target value between 1,500 calories and 6,000 calories. 2,500 calories is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Torch More Calories’ habit, you need to meet or exceed the daily target during a calendar day (12am - 11:59pm).

Note: The daily target does not just include calories that you burn through exercise, but it also includes the calories that you burn during rest. Basis uses your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) to determine the calories that you burn at rest.

For further information on BMR, visit the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basal_metabolic_rate

Sleep Habits

Sleep habits are designed to create good sleep hygeine.

Regular Rising

 

Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Regular Rising daily target for any hour of the night or day, however the minutes must be set as either 00, 15, 30 or 45. 7:30am is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Regular Rising’ habit you must wake up from sleep within 15 minutes of your daily target.

Ex: If your daily target is 7am, you will get credit for waking anywhere between 6:45am and 7:15am.

Consistent Bedtime



Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Consistent Bedtime daily target for any hour of the night or day, however the minutes must be set as either 00, 15, 30 or 45. 10:30pm is the default.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Consistent Bedtime’ habit, you must fall asleep within 15 minutes of your daily target.

Ex. If your daily target is 11pm, you will get credit for falling asleep anywhere between 10:45pm and 11:15pm.

Get More Sleep




Setting a Daily Target:

 

You may choose a Get More Sleep daily target for a sleep duration between 6 hours to 10 hours. The default is 8 hours.

How success is measured: To earn credit for the ‘Get More Sleep’ habit, you must meet or exceed your daily target.

Ex. If your daily target is 8 hours of sleep, you will get credit for 10 hours of sleep, but you will not get credit for 7 hours and 45 minutes of sleep.

Note on Sleep Window:

Basis uses a sleep window of 5am to 5am to determine which day a sleep event is credited to. This means that any sleep event that begins before 5am will be credited to the previous night, and anything after 5am will be credited to the current day.

This is something to keep in mind when working to achieve sleep habit targets.

Examples:

Mary goes to bed at 7:49 pm on Monday night and wakes up at 12:45am Tuesday morning. The sleep event is credited to Monday.

John goes to bed at 2:30am on Tuesday morning and wakes up at 10am Tuesday morning. The sleep event is credited to Monday.

Dylan goes to bed at 4:59am on Tuesday morning and wakes up at 1:56pm Tuesday afternoon. The sleep event is credited to Monday.

Tom goes to bed at 5:23am on Tuesday morning and wakes up at 11:45am Tuesday morning. The sleep event is credited to Tuesday.

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