RING PUTS FINGER ON THE PULSE
MY middle finger twitches every time a tweet arrives.
It’s not an angry reaction to social media, but the work of the world’s first smart ring.
The Ringly cocktail ring transfers wearable technology from the wrist to the finger, keeping your digits connected to the updates from your phone.
Behind a genuine gemstone lies a computer and battery. The ring charges inside the ringbox in which it arrives — a handy case with a two small metal connectors and Micro USB power connection out the back.
Charge this smart ring and you can connect it to a recent Apple or Google-based smartphone via Bluetooth.
Notifications can be managed inside the Ringly app, with an LED light on the side of the ring able to flash five different colours in four patterns to alert you to updates.
With no display, you cannot tell who is behind the update, but users can add priority contacts in the app to deliver customised notifications.
Its ability to work with iPhones and Androids alike is worth praise, but users will have to charge the battery nightly, and must choose a size carefully as the Ringly cannot be resized.
It is water-resistant and comes in a variety of stones.