On the show floor of IFA in Berlin, Kevin Faro, the co-founder of Mota explained that the secret to good wearable technology is making it extremely simple.
The idea of a the smart ring is delivering important notifications to the finger discreetly, in case of emergency situations. For example, if your wife is about to give birth, but if you are in a meeting, you will definitely want to know the status immediately but at the same time not want to annoy the boss.
The ring, the work of which is in progress would vibrate before displaying small snippets and icons of text on a display on one side of the ring. It connects to iPhones and Android through Bluetooth. It also has a function wherein it allows email, call and text notifications only from people important to you.
As of now, basic notifications are provided, but the software is adaptable and notifications for other applications like Twitter or Uber can be added easily. 3 generations of smartwatches are being built by Mota for creating something waterproof and small with decent battery life. The ring can be charged wirelessly and would have inserts for fitting the ring to the finger of the wearer.
A prototype ring is on sale for $60 on Indiegogo with availability of the ‘alpha’ version by a projected date of March 2016 for $150. Shipping of alpha version to testers will be seen in 6 months and shipping of first production models to buyers would be seen in 9 months.
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