Wearable tech - 6 Smart Rings
Ring on it
Check out this smart ring. This wearable device connects to your iOS or Android phone to provide uniquely convenient functionality. It has the same capabilities as most smartwatches - but what makes this device different is the fact that it has built-in integration to many home entertainment and automation devices. With a wave of your finger you can cue up your Apple Tv or other digital media players. Additionally, it can connect to popular smart devices such as Nest. Forget the Jetsons. The actual future is way cooler.
This fashionable ring takes things a step further. The user can write text in thin air by simply spelling out words with their finger. Custom gestures can be configured to assign certain tasks to simple motions. Draw a circle - the camera launches. Draw an "M" - e-mail application opens. This device embodies a possible contender in the direction of touchless interfaces of the future.
Oh, and there is also an app store for users to find new software and for developers to create innovative apps to accompany this innovative device.
Pulse is a health tracking device focused on monitoring the user's heart rate. It syncs up to a smartphone app, exposing a plethora of health-related features. A user can utilize Pulse to track their heart rate during intense workouts, stressful moments, or even to keep tabs on a heart problem like palpitations or arrhythmias. An LED indicator on the ring will glow red white or blue to indicate if your heart rate is too low or too high. When you know your heart rate, you can burn more calories and stay healthy.
This inconspicuous cocktail ring is the perfect statement for a night out and a perfect safety net for your walk home. If you ever feel in danger, just twist the top of this ring and a high-pitched 110 dB siren will blare from within, providing a distraction, and unwanted attention toward the attacker. The alert can be heard as far as 50 feet away. It’s a little accessory that could make a big difference.
This device helps to employ more then just a finger making your palm into an entire gesture interface. Just put the ring on your thumb and with set gestures like sliding your thumb from the top of your pointer finger to the bottom, you can adjust your car stereo or turn on the TV. It only connects with Bluetooth devices, so older TVs, cars and gadgets need not apply.
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By connecting with your smartphone, SmartRing pushes those push notifications right to your finger. That means when you feel your phone vibrate at the bottom of your bag you know whether it’s a text, call, email or calendar notification without having to dig for it. It even displays a snippet of the message! If you want to put the ring on for priority purposes, you can set it up to only alert you when you get a call from certain contacts. While it may not be the most fashionable choice, it is the only one with a screen.
Mood Metric detects changes in your skin conductors to record fluctuations in your mood. By measuring your emotional energy you can better track and understand what calms you down and makes you stressed, which means you run your emotions rather than your emotions running you. It’ll even send you prompts to relax you when it finds you getting stressed.
This project was hosted originally on Crowded Rocket which soon after launching the site couldn't handle traffic. While the platform is currently working to bring its site back up, Moodmetric has also been addressing the issue to potential backers through their social media websites.