About smart rings I have spoken many times, from proposals and easy to open doors via NFC, passing through a device capable of displaying notifications, to Nod, that can control other devices from gestures. Our protagonist today is called Ōura, and would like to register our activities.
We are possibly facing the functionality more easily see within a small device, since all mobiles, personal quantifiers, clocks or watches, have helped to develop the sensors of movement in space, but from there to put it in a ring, you always have to value it as an interesting development.
Ōura offers a device capable of recording physical activities, also monitor how is our dream, without using a bracelet, which is the most common place that we found so far. Depending on the user, you might find it more comfortable to sleep with a ring than with other types of wearable.
There is no screen or buttons, everything you need to view or control is done through a mobile, available for iOS and Android application
While some try to fix it, like Intel, designs are usually quite “technological”, even sports, so in Ōura decided to design something that passed unnoticed in this direction, creating a ring of clean lines. Are responsible for its forms the Finnish industrial designer Harri Koskinen and Kari Kivelä.
The chassis of the ring is built in ceramic -from zirconium – well-closed to be water resistant, and as hard as steel. Inside there are sensors to register movements, a sensor of heart rhythm, and space for a battery that gives a range of three days, and it loads in half an hour. Display box acts as a charger.
Ōura is put on sale in October – booking from July-, at a price of $250 in the United States. There will be a fairly wide range of sizes and two colors to choose: black with glossy or matte white.