Courtesy of Ringly
Wearable technology is nothing new, but lately tech companies have been stepping up their design game and specifically targeting the female population. We recently covered the FitBit collaboration with Tory Burch (with gold accessories so chic you don't even need to use the FitBit with them to wear them), and now a new company Ringly has come up with a stylish way to stay connected to our smartphones.
Speaking of smartphones, you can now add "smart rings" to your tech vocabulary and jewelry box. Created by eBay and Etsy alums, Ringly packs notification technology into stylish rings crafted with 18k gold plating and semi-precious stones. The Ringly mobile app, which will support iOS and Android, pairs with your ring via Bluetooth to ping you when you’re getting a text, call, calendar alert, email, or even notifies you if you leave your phone behind. It will also support notifications from the following popular apps (with more to come I'm sure): Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, Vine, LinkedIn, Uber, Tinder, Poshmark, Airbnb, eBay, Gilt, Hinge, Lyft, Skype, WhatsApp and Words with Friends.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people keep their phones out on the table during a nice dinner and constantly check it for texts and notifications. Ringly solves this problem by keeping phones hidden away in purses since the ring does all of the notifying via customizable vibration and light alerts. Set a specific pattern for incoming calls and you'll know when that important call you've been waiting for is coming through and it's not just another spam email.
Rings are currently 25% off (starting at $145) and are available for pre-order only. The rings come in size 6, 7 or 8.