This Smart Fitness-Tracker Comes In Form Of A Ring!

3 months ago
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Fitness-Trackers: They measure some of your vital functions, let you know how much you have moved during the day (or remind you to move more) and have many other features.
Weather it's running, cycling, or any other kind of activity - many professional and amateur athletes like to track their physical activity with fitness wearables, and review the data later on to make improvements.
One thing most of them have in common is that they're a wearable in form of a bracelet or a smart watch - something to wear around your wrist.


But this has changed now: Motiv presents the first fitness-tracker in form of a ring!


Founded in Palo Alto, a legendary small town in California where Apple-founder steve Jobs lived and Facebook once had its HQ, this start-up has been presented at CES 2017 and revealed a big potential to rough up the industry of fitness wearables.
Motiv is short for Motivation, and the company claims that this ring will have all the features of a traditional fitness bracelet, while being a lot smaller and less obvious.
The creators have specifically claimed that they wanted to create a fitness wearable that wouldn't look like a piece of technology right away.


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Functions

The Motiv Fitness ring tracks your fitness activity - daily statistics of your steps, distance and calories burnt.
It even manages to track your sleep!
Additionally, it has an optical heart rate sensor and a 3-axis accelerometer.
All this data is then being transferred to your phone via Bluetooth, where users will be able to review their fitness activities statistics and activities, compare them to previous days, etc.

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The Motiv App lets you keep track of your goals and statistics.


Details / Features

The Motiv Ring is made from Titanium and comes in 7 different sizes and 2 colors - matte grey and rosegold.
The battery life is surprising: After a full 90-minute charge, the creators claim that the ring's battery would last for 5 days. (And it comes with a handy keychain charger.)
It's also waterproof for up to 50 meters!
The ring doesn't have a display obviously, but a small LED light can still send notifications to the user.
The price is set for $199, shipping starts around spring 2017 .


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What do you think? Would you prefer a fitness-tracking ring compared to a bracelet or smart watch?




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  ·  3 months ago

I dunno about 'fitness tracking'...I could use a real time BP, Blood Sugar, Blood Oxy Level, Heart rate, etc monitor though.

maybe some more functions would be nice.....enough to spot a trend.

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74
  ·  3 months ago

True, it's quite limited only collecting data from your finger.
But it's a good start, maybe we'll see more function for fitness wearables in the future!

48
  ·  3 months ago

Very interesting that it even tracks your sleep. And I have to say, the rose gold one is just beautiful! really looks like actual jewellery.

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74
  ·  3 months ago

I thought so too, but I wonder how accurate the sleep tracking actually is (for example, compared to regular sleep tracking apps on your phone)

70
  ·  3 months ago

waterproof is good. i guess it has to be wireless charging for it to be water proof then.

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74
  ·  3 months ago

Yes, there is a small connector on the inside of the ring which you lay on top of them keyring charger

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70
  ·  3 months ago

Thanks for your reply. Means still require connection for charging.

65
  ·  3 months ago

I would much rather have a ring than a bracelet or watch. Those are just too much of an annoyance for me to wear, but a ring would probably be okay :)

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74
  ·  3 months ago

I think so too. A ring is much more unobtrusive than a bracelet. It might just be a little annoying for people who wear a wedding ring constantly, and who maybe don't want to wear 2 rings in different colors on 2 hands. Maybe they should come out with a gold and silver version as well

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  ·  3 months ago

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