So, the buzz nowadays is all about smart watches. But, what about smart rings? What if you had a ring around your finger that told you the time and alerted you of incoming email, text messages, and new updates on your favorite social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)? Well, that’s exactly what Smarty Ring offers and more. The Smarty Ring is a rather elegant and stylish looking smart ring that also allows you to reject and accept incoming calls, make outgoing calls to preset phone numbers (speed dial), activate the camera, and control your music. It does all of this via Bluetooth 4.0. It’ll even help prevent you from losing your precious smart phone, by beeping when you are more than 30 meters away from it.
When in clock mode, the Smarty Ring can check the time in up to five different time zones. The ring itself is made from “surgical” stainless steel and is waterproof. On top of all of that, the Smarty Ring also supports wireless charging. In fact, if you pre-order one, it’ll come with a wireless charging base, that’ll allow you to charge your phone (assuming that it supports inductive charging) and two Smarty Rings at the same time. The battery supposedly lasts up to 24 hours before requiring a recharge. But, how do you customize the speed dial and adjust the brightness of the Smarty Ring’s display? There’s an app for that. The Smarty Ring app allows you to setup multiple profiles, set the desired time zone, adjust the clock, adjust the LED brightness, set the volume of the beeper, and assign buttons to control the speed dials.
Here’s the problem though: will people find the Smarty Ring’s display a bit too small to be functional? What happens when you lose weight and the Smarty Ring no longer fits properly (which causes the ring to easily rotate around the finger)? With a smart watch, its display has more screen real estate to output more information and it has an adjustable band to fit different wrist sizes.
In any case, after successfully raising $300,000 on Indiegogo, the company is ready to take pre-orders. For $175, you can choose the LED color of green or blue. If you want to buy 2 Smarty Rings, the price drops to $150. If you buy 4 or more, it gets discounted to $140. Oh yeah, before you preorder, you’ll need to know your ring size. You can try out this online ring sizer to determine the right size to order.