RING: The Bluetooth gadget that turns your finger into a ‘MAGIC WAND’ to answer your phone, open emails, activate Apps, update SocialMedia, etc. via simple hand gestures.
* Ring lets wearers control household items and apps using gestures
* It can also recognize text transmission when letters are drawn in mid air
* Payments can be made by programming the Ring to work with iBeacon
* Wearers receive notifications and alerts through built-in LEDs
* Each application has its own unique gesture, but these can be customised
* Ring’s battery will last for up to 1,000 gestures but is not rechargeable
* Early versions of the device are being sold for $145
We’ve already seen smart rings that tell the time, and rings that show notifications from a smartphone but the latest wave features rings that control just about anything you can think of.
Ring by Logbar is the latest wearable tech worn on the forefinger that can be used to control smart household items, apps, and even make payments with the swipe of a finger.
For example, drawing an envelope shape in mid-air opens an email, drawing a camera opens the camera app on a connected phone, or drawing a musical note will start playing songs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
– The battery-powered Ring is fitted with motion sensors, a touch sensor, a Bluetooth chip, LEDs and vibration pad.
– To activate the Ring, wearers press a button on the side.
– Wearers can choose to receive alerts and notifications, such as new emails or Facebook posts, using either vibrations or flashing lights.
– The Ring comes with a number of gestures pre-installed, but these can be customised via an Android or iOS app.
– Logbar’s Ring can be connected directly to a smart device, or any compatible device within a network including smart lights and TVs.
– Logbar claims Ring can perform up to 1,000 gestures before its battery needs to be replaced.
Ring also comes with Text Transmission that lets people write messages by drawing letters with their finger in mid-air.
It was created by Californian-based firm Logbar’s CEO Takuro Yoshida and went on sale in July after being overly-funded on Kickstarter.