The wearables market is supposed to grow to a $20 million dollar industry by 2018. It's still young and has a long way to go, but with Ringly, it's getting closer to where it wants to be: fashionable wearable technology.
It was fun to wear Ringly for two weeks while I borrowed it from Lumoid. "Wait, borrowed," you might ask. Yes, BORROWED! With Lumoid, you can rent cameras, equipment, and even wearables to try them out. If you like them, you can purchase from Lumoid as well. I'm in love with Lumoid as this is how I first tried (and purchased!) my Moto 360 watch and now they have me falling in love with Ringly.
Ringly is a smartring that connects to your phone via Bluetooth that vibrates to alert you something's up, whether it's a meeting in 10 minutes or an email from your boss. You can set up notifications for emails, texts, social feeds, and even Uber. Plus, you can set custom vibration patterns along with these notifications to help you decipher which channel it is as it comes through. Missing calls and texts because your phone was in your purse is a thing of the past. Ringly will give you the freedom to put your phone away with confidence!
The ring is controlled through a dedicated app for Android and iPhone smartphones. This app will even allow you to set up your "Inner Ring" contacts meaning you will only receive phone call and text message notifications from those contacts. This is perfect for your spouse, children's school, and of course, your employer!
Ringly can last about three days on a single charge, but I noticed that I needed to charge mine about every day and a half because my battery wouldn't last two full days. However, this could be due to the amount of notifications that were coming through. Also, Ringly charges right in the box that it came in! Easy to travel with and looks nice when charging on your nightstand.
I really enjoyed wearing Ringly even though I wear a Moto 360 smartwatch. It took me a couple of days to figure out what things I wanted to be notified of, but I kept it very limited due to the number of notifications that come through on my watch. This was very helpful for calendar reminders and phone calls from my "Inner Ring" contacts. There was no question of having to look at my watch for who is calling or texting. If my ring was going off, I knew it was important.
"Our goal is to create products that are both stylish and useful, that women will be proud to wear," said Ringly co-founder and CEO Christina Mercando. "We believe that the future of wearables is in building discreet technology that integrates seamlessly into your life and makes your day-to-day easier."
They've done an outstanding job with this product and I'm excited to see how it continues to evolve!