If you have been unable to enjoy the sleek, ultralight Motiv ring because you are an Android user rather than an iOS then we have some good news for you. After releasing the update of the Motiv App which gave the wearer the ability to export data to the Apple Health app earlier last month, the shrunken fitness tracker has just announced an Open Beta program that will allow users with Android phones to purchase the Motiv Ring. Alongside some new Amazon Echo’s Alexa integration.
Smart Ring Wrappes 3 Day Battery Life Around Your Finger
The first company to fit an optical heart rate sensor in a ring this size, the Motiv ring is a patented flexible circuit board and battery wrap around your finger. Designed without the need to be tethered to your phone, the smart ring is capable of tracking activity, sleep and heart rate. Available in slate grey and rose gold, Motiv has two days of onboard memory storage without syncing, about three days of battery life, and the relatively fashionable wearable will automatically sync your data with your phone when you get home.
Durable and waterproof, it was also announced that not only is the Motiv ring now available for purchase on Amazon, it has also been integrated with Amazon Alexa. This means that users can now ask Alexa about their status and performance through Alexa-enabled devices. Motiv Ring users will also be able to say, “Alexa, Ask Motiv Ring”, followed by what you are asking for, such as ‘what is my heart rate’ or ‘when did my ring last sync’ to access their data from the Motiv App. The smart ring company will also be partnering with b8ta, a US retail chain that allows shoppers to see the latest and most excellent technology first hand. An actual Motiv Android release date is yet to be announced. The Motiv ring price is $200.
Founding editor-in-chief of FashNerd.com, Muchaneta is currently one of the leading influencers writing about the merger of fashion with technology and wearable technology. She has also given talks at Premiere Vision, Munich Fabric Start and Pure London, to name a few. Besides working as a fashion innovation consultant for various fashion companies like LVMH Atelier, Muchaneta has also contributed to Vogue Business, is a senior contributor at The Interline and an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion, UAL.