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 30 feet from his phone (sadly, a rare occurrence these days), the ring will beep to alert him that he’s 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 Indiegogo page.
Despite the general popularity of wearable devices (the Pebble Watch raised more than $10 million on Kickstarter), Smarty Ring’s Indiegogo campaign is struggling. Since launching in early November, its campaign has raised only $6,500 of the team’s $40,000 goal, with 4 days remaining.
Still, Smarty Ring’s campaign is set up so that money will be collected even if the campaign goal is not met.
Source : Mashable