The smart ring market is getting another entrant. RingConn smart ring has started crowdfunding. The device measures much of the same stats as the Oura ring, but without a subscription.
It is fair to say we are not spoiled for choice when it comes to the smart ring space. There are only a few brands out there and none of them are mainstream. We are yet to see Apple, Fitbit or Samsung enter this market, although all three of them are rumoured to be working on such products. Samsung is the latest to hit the rumour mill with a smart ring that is apparently in the works.
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Oura is currently the dominant player in this market. But its wearable is pricey, plus it comes with an annoying monthly subscription model. We are not fans of the concept. Particularly now with the downturn in the global economy and high inflation in many countries. This is why this new smart ring has captured our interest.
RingConn – focuses mostly on recovery stats
RingConn comes with 7 day battery life and IP68 for water resistance. In terms of design, this is a no-nonsense device. It doesn’t attempt to look too stylish. Instead, it is all about function.
You will be able to pick up RingConn in one of 9 size options. Whichever you choose it will weight only between 3 and 5 grams. So are hardly going to notice you are wearing the thing. To make it even more comfortable, the ring is manufactured with an outer-square, inner-circle design.
Similar to its competition, the functionality mostly revolves around recovery stats. To this end it captures information on REM, Light, and Deep sleep, along with sleep interruptions. The device also keeps tabs on your SpO2 levels and provides insights that help you understand your overall health and vitality.
The final important stats RingConn tracks is heart rate variability. This is a great indicator of stress and the wearable will help you identify events that trigger you.
RingConn sells for $150 on the crowdfunding platform which makes it one of the cheapest smart rings on the market. But that’s only for now. If all goes according to plan the device will hit retail after February 2023. But then its price will increase by 40%. With 22 days to go in the campaign, so far more than $300,000 has been raised to fund the project.
Price:$150 and up
$313,000 of $5,000 goal raised
Estimated delivery: February 2023
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