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Fashionable and smart – A fitness tracking ring

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Yes, you read that right! Fitness tracking devices, undoubtedly, have multiplied in magnitude over the past few years. But Motiv has taken this to an entirely new height at the CES, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ring even won the Best of Innovation for Wearable Technologies at the CES, 2017.

Motiv has released a sleek and smart wearable designed to help monitor your activities and keep track of your health. The titanium plated ring, that comes in either slate-grey or rose-gold, contains everything that you need in a compact, discrete wearable fitness tracker- minus a display, of course.It’s 8mm wide and 2.5mm thick, comes in seven standard ring sizes The ring is waterproof and has three sensors – an optical heart rate sensor, a 3-axis accelerometer, and a smart LED sensor.

The 3-axis accelerometer to monitor when you’re moving, and then activates the heart-rate monitor automatically.The heart- rate monitor sits at the bottom of the ring. And there is a small band that houses a tri-colour light that activates when the device is syncing to your phone or charging.

The ring uses the wearer’s pulse rate to keep track of his/her activity and health.The ring automatically logs things like active minutes, heart rate, distance, calories burned and activity type to be synced to your phone later. The ring is said to hold up to three days’ worth of activity data on the device. And thus, you don’t need to open the app every day to sync the record. It will also measure when you go to sleep and your resting heart-rate.

The device has 3-5 days spanning battery life and thus is hassle free when it comes to charging. The ring’s boxed package also contains two minuscule chargers that plug into a USB port or charger and hold the ring magnetically while charging. It only takes an hour and a half to fully charge. For emergency cases, the second charger, which is about the size of a USB memory stick, can be used as you can keep that on your keyring, too.

All the data stored in the device is to be beamed to an app. The app is particularly well designed, blending accurate stats with beautiful imagery that shows you how you’re spending your day. Each activity is well segmented and one can also drill down into more data and graphs for them. The app, though, is currently only available on iOS.