In the fast-paced world of wearable technology, after smart watches smart rings are securing their place in the market, with advanced analytics, longer life, and 50+ tracking metrics without compromising the beauty. With their sleek design people are loving them on their fingers. These tiny data-generating machines have transformed the way we interact with the digital world and monitor our health. Join us on a fascinating journey as we delve into the history, uses, workings, leading brands, and the exciting future of smart rings.
The idea of smart jewelry(a subcategory of wearables tech) was conceived in 2012, in a technology company’s innovation workshop, where different applications for the company’s display technologies were created. For example, a reminder necklace: “The necklace reminds a person when to take the medicine.” Just one year later, in 2013 the concept of a smart ring made history by releasing the first-ever smart ring for sale by English firm McLear. This groundbreaking discovery marked the beginning of a revolutionary era in wearable technology, reshaping how we gather information and take charge of our daily lives.
Smart rings are wearable electronic devices equipped with sensors that measure fitness data like heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and running steps and it also keep track of stress, sleep, and even menstrual cycle just like smartwatches. Some new models provide NFC(Near Field Communication) support for making payments. The data collected can then be synced with a smartphone or tablet for further analysis. Their compact design and unobtrusive nature make them ideal for seamlessly integrating into our daily lives. Battery life of smart rings expands up to 7 days in 1 hour of charging, 2 days more compared to smartwatches. These tiny admirable tech can perform a wide range of functions, from tracking health metrics to controlling smart devices in our surroundings.
Smart rings utilize cutting-edge sensors and advanced mobile components to gather data about our bodies and environments. A smart ring utilizes built-in sensors to collect data on various health metrics like heart rate, activity levels, and sleep patterns. Through Bluetooth connectivity they synced with a companion app on a smartphone, providing valuable insights and notifications. Some smart rings offer gesture control and standalone functionality for added convenience. As wearable technology continues to evolve, smart rings hold promise for revolutionizing health tracking and enhancing daily interactions.
As of 2023, many companies have jumped into the pool of making smart Rings, but some are still leading the game. Let’s know them a little.
Oura is a health technology Company. In the beginning, the company’s smart ring — which tracks biometric data much like a smartwatch — focused on users’ sleep. Oura launched many new models with new features, the newest model Oura Ring 3 includes the features of Gen 2. Moreover, Gen 3 has Daytime heart rate, live heart rate, and workout heart rate measurements. This model needs a subscription of $5.99/month.
Founding company of Smart Rings. British technology start-up that designs and manufactures electronic smart rings and security systems. The next biggest fintech revolution is soon to be launched by McLear, The Ring Pay. Ring Pay allows us to pay for any purchases we make. There is a limit of $45. The ring can be topped up with money by simply adding your chosen debit or credit card to the RingPay app. No charging is required for RingPay.
Circular Ring is known for its precise data. It mainly focuses on Health Tracking like Sleep, Heart rate, Blood pressure, spO2, HRV, Temperature, Haptics, and more. The advanced feature sends you notifications of any irregular activity in your body. Their rings come with an interchangeable shell.
Smart rings have undoubtedly captured our imagination, offering a glimpse into the future of wearable technology. As they continue to revolutionize the way we monitor our health, interact with the digital world, and adorn ourselves with stylish accessories, smart rings are set to become an integral part of our daily lives. So, gear up to unleash the power of smart rings and embark on a tech-savvy journey that promises convenience, style, and improved well-being at your fingertips!