Wearable tech: Smarty Ring.
One ring to rule them all — or at least manage all of your incoming smartphone alerts.
That's the idea behind Smarty Ring, a Bluetooth-enabled wearable gadget that allows users to check smartphone alerts and manage incoming calls right from their finger.
Users can manage the settings for their Smarty Ring from a mobile app, and can even use the device as a watch, timer or phone finder. If a user walks more than 9 metres from his phone, the ring will beep to alert them that they've left something behind.
The stainless-steel ring has a 24-hour battery life. Android and iOS devices are all compatible, as long as they have Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities, according to Smarty Ring's page on crowd-funding website Indiegogo.
Despite the general popularity of wearable devices (the Pebble Watch raised more than $US10 million on crowd-funding wbesite Kickstarter), Smarty Ring's Indiegogo campaign is struggling. Since launching in early November, its campaign has raised only $US8695 of the team's $US40,000 goal, with 3 days remaining.
Still, Smarty Ring's campaign is set up so that money will be collected even if the campaign goal is not met.
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