Gone are the days when wearable devices could easily be described as masculine and unattractive. We now have a choice, and I am not talking about what colour rubber band you should choose. This is thanks to fashion tech startups like Blinq wearables and Bellabeat. They have come up with the kind of seamless tech devices that are not only offering convenience, but they are also designed to style up your look this summer.
BLINQ WEARABLE RINGS
Blinq is a Montreal based startup launched its ring collection in September 2017. With design at the forefront, Blinq brags three core smart ring technology features. The first is notifications. The ring is designed to alert the wearer through vibration or LED Gem-Glow technology. The second is the fitness and activity tracking ability and the third is the SOS distress function, which adds a layer of security and safety for the wearer.
With plans to release 2-4 collections a year, Blinq rings Mamane shared their future plans with us, “We will also be expanding with five bracelet styles that are at the moment in prototype phase”. The collection is priced at $149.00.
The new version of Spectacles incorporates some of Snap Inc’s community’s most requested features — water resistance and photo mode — as well as design updates and technical improvements. Designed to be fun and seamless Snap Inc has admitted to putting a lot of effort into improving the end-to-end Spectacles experience by focusing on three essential things; water resistance, improving image and audio quality, and increasing transfer speed.
Available in 3 new colours, besides the classic look making a comeback, Snap Inc has introduced three new approachable colours: onyx, ruby, and sapphire. You can also now choose between two Lens shades for each colour. Additionally, they have further miniaturised the electronics, so they’re sleeker and more lightweight. The temple area of the frame, which houses the bulk of the electronics, is about ⅓ smaller. This means that the charging case is smaller too by over 20%.
Totwoo smart jewellery has several functions which include automatically calculating your daily walk and consumed calories, UV monitoring, a reminder if you have been inactive for a specified period, a “shining” mode that makes your jewellery bling and the ability to pair up your Totwoo with that someone so messages can be sent by merely tapping the jewellery.
The newest collection is the Smart Clover. Featuring a gold and silver pendant, the high-end jewellery has been designed on the concept of “memory”. This means that the wearer can store precious memories like photos, audio and video clip into the jewellery using the Totwoo app. Also, Totwoo comes in its very own jewellery box with a mirror that doubles as a charger. Place your pendant in its box and plug into a USB outlet to start charging. Your Totwoo will blink red while charging. And it should take 1 hour to charge with the light off fully. The box does have its battery that should last in a month without needing to plug it in. A fully charged box can charge the jewellery about 20 times, and it can even provide around 15% emergency charging for a mobile phone.
Swarg Tech has come up with a smart jewellery product called Sakhī. Pronounced ‘Suhkhee’, the state-of-the-art jewellery for women has been built on offering useful, intelligent features while preserving the fundamental essence of wearing a stylish accessory.
Giving women the freedom of design, one of the great things about Sakhī is that you can customise your bracelet with beads and charms from other brands like Pandora, Chamilia, Baigi and Brighton. Their most significant selling point has to be the smart bracelet’s ability to safeguard women with a designated guardian network.
KATE SPADE TOUCHSCREEN SMARTWATCH
Looking to up their game with new types of wearable devices for 2018, kate spade has launched an all-new touchscreen smartwatch for iPhone and Android. Built upon the existing kate spade new york wearables collection, the touchscreen smartwatch is compatible with both iOS and Android phones and is housed in a rose gold-tone case with a soft vachetta leather strap. A delicate scallop-patterned case surrounds the full-round 1.19-inch AMOLED display that features 390×390 pixel resolution and an ambient light sensor to enhance battery life.
Available in three styles: a rose gold-tone case and bracelet; a rose gold-tone case with a soft vachetta leather strap; and a yellow gold-tone case with a smooth black leather strap, the watch includes the “choose your look” watch app. It works by asking you a few simple prompts about the look you are wearing – including time of day, the colour of the outfit, the tone of jewellery, and the colour of the handbag. This the watch dial can be customised to perfectly complement your outfit.
The makers at ŌURA have designed the new smart ring to be all about you. Bragging features that scientifically validate sleep tracking and personalised guidance based on data from over a million nights and days, the ring is also capable of measuring the physiological signals of your body, understanding your lifestyle, and guiding you when it comes to making your own optimal daily choices.
The new ŌURA ring has been wrought out of titanium and has seamless medical-grade inner moulding that is non-allergenic for maximum wearing comfort. It is available in three designs, Heritage (available in four colours: silver, black, and premium rose and stealth), Balance ( available in 3 colours: silver, black, and premium rose )and Balance Diamond (with five 0.005 ct diamonds). With prices starting at $239.00, you can preorder the smart ring now in eight sizes, US 6–13.
Committed to setting an example, Opter is all about mindfulness, privacy and transparency. The device can sense sunlight, and it will tell you if you’ve been exposed too long and also how it can give you personalised tips on getting quality rest, like recommended sleep times and bright light warnings at night. Besides that, Opter will also keep you moving and help you stand straighter over time.
The device is made sustainably from all-natural bamboo and is designed to monitor your daily moderate and vigorous exercise in addition to steps and calories, On this, they add, “Steps and heart rate are great, but health is more complicated that. Health takes pretty much everything about your life into account. Mental health, sedentary time, and even room light play huge roles in your overall wellbeing. That’s why we made Opter. Nothing out there was good enough, and we wanted more. The Pose is our first step to capturing more of your life than ever before. Wait until you see what we have planned next.”