I’m sure many of you may not be aware of this but one of the most basic yet useful smart wearable devices is a smart ring. This is a perfect little device for you if you’re someone who spends a lot of time in work meetings or in class and doesn’t want to look at your phone every time you get a notification.
"You can use a smart ring for contactless payments and even to open or lock your car doors"
You can use a smart ring for contactless payments and even to open or lock your car doors. You can also receive alerts without drawing attention to yourself. Since these smart rings come with long battery life, you don’t have to worry about constantly charging your smart ring.
NFC RING come in a few models but they all have the same features and functions as stated below.
Unlock Your Smart Phone or Tablet
Take your NFC enabled phone out of your pocket, slide your hand on the back and the NFC Ring can unlock it*. It couldn’t be easier. The NFC Ring comes with two special NFC tag inlays inside the ring, one for public information and one for more sensitive stuff. The OPN model comes with one NFC inlay inside, but has an enhanced operating range and compatibility.
Lock and Unlock Your Door
Want to be able to use your ring to open your house? No problem. Just grab yourself an NFC enabled door lock, install it and your NFC Ring can interact with it.
The NFC Ring is water resistant and has been tested to a depth of 50m.
* Currently Android devices only, using third party app
Share & Transfer Information
You can use your NFC Ring to share Wifi information, links to websites, links to pictures, contact information or whatever you think is suitable to be passed securely to your friends smartphone’s and tablets.
You can also use your NFC Ring to start apps with custom settings (parameters) which makes it even easier to use your device. How about turning wifi or bluetooth on for example, at the swipe of a hand?
No Charging Required
The NFC Ring never needs charging, ever.
Oura Ring is a smart ring with a fancy design. It comes with real-time heart rate monitoring, temperature sensors, sleep detection, and activity analysis. It is compatible with Apple Health and Google Fit so if you can ditch your smartwatch for something lighter and more stylish. Since Oura Ring is a premium smart ring, it’s not as cheap as the other alternatives.
Below are just to name a few of Oura Ring’s features:
- Lighter than a conventional ring (4 to 6 grams)
- 4 to 7 days of battery life
- App available on iOS and Android
- Water resistant up to 100m (more than 328 ft.)
- Lightweight titanium: durable and wearable
- Uses research-grade sensors that take temperature and measure deeper
- Offers a 360 view of your health based on your personal baseline
- Helps you balance activity and recovery better
- Gets smarter with always-on software improvements and research
Activity and Fitness Tracking
Oura translates your body signals and daily habits into actionable insights you can use to stay active and improve your overall health
Measuring heart rate isn’t easy. It’s why doctors and researchers try to get as close to your arteries as possible to get the most accurate and unfiltered reading.
While other “wristables” tend to measure from the top of your wrist (further away from arteries) Oura measures your signals from your fingers (right next to your arteries) where it can get the most accurate read.