Smartwatches just became a thing, and already the Smarty Ring is trying to take them out. This device is a tech-savvy ring that connects to your iPhone or Android to provide you instant updates on everything from incoming text messages to email alerts. The Smarty Ring links to your phone using Bluetooth 4.0, is made from stainless steel and is waterproof.
The makers of the Smarty Ring say that its battery life is 24 hours, so your phone will probably die before the ring does. The ring also lets you control your phone to a certain degree, letting you activate the camera, accept or reject calls, make calls (to preset numbers) and control your music. Additionally, the Smarty Ring acts as a tether, alerting when your phone has moved beyond your preset limit. The ring has smashed its funding goal on Indiegogo, but you can still get your hands on one with a $175 pledge.
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