Smart rings – relatively new (the first smart ring of the British firm McLear appeared on sale in 2013) and not so common type of wearable electronics such as fitness bracelets. With a smart ring, you can control your equipment, store passwords, unlock smartphones, make contactless payments and perform many other activities.
The new “smart” Circular ring primarily functions as a fitness bracelet. It collects and analyzes information about the condition of the body during the day and makes recommendations to improve the health. In particular, the gadget will help to learn about the impact of sleep on the user’s vital functions and vice versa.
The tracking data is displayed through a special application on your smartphone. Setting up the gadget is very simple: all software updates are transmitted to it via a wireless network.
Circular collects information about the body using two sensors (infrared heart rate sensor and accelerometer). The ring has a built-in processor that process the data and sends it via Bluetooth to the mobile application for analysis. The application, in turn, uses machine learning to better understand user habits and offer personalized recommendations.
The elegant case of the Circular is made of a durable, scratch-resistant, waterproof material. Charging (for 2 days of use) is completed within an hour using a special device.
The Circular can be ordered with Kickstarter for 179€. Worldwide sales should start in August 2020.