A smart ring that enables the wearer to control their devices wirelessly has launched following a successful Kickstarter campaigne earlier this year.
Simply called ‘Ring’, the device costs $270 and is a device that fits on a user’s index finger.
The firm behind the device, Logbar, says Ring is a ‘cloud control wearable device‘ that sends signals to smartphones through Bluetooth Low Energy. Using gestures, it can read and send texts, play music, take pictures, make payments and control home appliances. Users can also add customised gestures.
Ring became a successful Kickstarter project in April 2014 after 5,161 backers smashed the $250,000 goal, eventually raising $880,998 for Logbar.
With the device’s movement detection, users can type out text in the air for use with Facebook, Twitter, and text messages. Users can also draw symbols in the air, such as a camera, to open specific apps on their phones or tablets.
There are also LED and vibration alerts for notifications.
The release of Ring comes alongside a multitude of other cycloidal connected devices, including Apple’s Watch, LG’s G Watch, and Intel’s smart bracelet.