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RingConn software update 1.7.0: Push notifications & Android widgets

RingConn has released their latest software update. Version 1.7.0 brings push notifications, Android widgets and a few other enhancements.

A look back at the RingConn smart ring

Before we delve into the specifics of the new update, let’s revisit what makes the RingConn smart ring stand out. According to our hands-on review, the gadget is a promising entrant in the smart ring space, especially for those interested in tracking their recovery statistics.

Essential reading: Sleek, accurate & affordable – a review of the RingConn smart ring

The RingConn smart ring packs a sleek design, user-friendly setup, and detailed insights offered through its smartphone app. The device’s accuracy in tracking recovery statistics, such as resting heart rate, heart rate variability, and sleep tracking, is particularly impressive. However, we also note that heart rate measurement during exercise could be improved.

Regardless, the device offers a competitive alternative to the Oura Ring. It delivers impressive features and performance at a more accessible price point, with no monthly subscription fees.

Introducing software update 1.7.0

Now, let’s turn our attention to the new features introduced in the RingConn app’s latest update, version 1.7.0. This software refresh brings a host of enhancements designed to improve user experience and functionality.

Enhanced user experience

The update introduces the ability to zoom in on Vital Signs charts, providing users with a more detailed view of their health data. It also optimizes the registration, login, and pairing processes, making it easier for users to get started with their RingConn smart ring.

RingConn firmware update

Improved notifications and widgets

Push notifications for Sedentary & High Heart Rate have been activated, ensuring users are always aware of their health status. The update also launches widgets for Android, following the introduction of iOS widgets a few weeks ago. Additionally, Steps & Calories have been added to the iOS widget selection, providing users with more health data at a glance.

Bug Fixes and stability improvements

The update also addresses various bugs and improves overall stability, ensuring a smoother and more reliable user experience.

What’s next for RingConn?

The RingConn team is charging full steam ahead. They’ve announced that the next major version of their software will be released in early August, featuring important updates on sleep tracking. Furthermore, in a few days, a firmware update will introduce workout monitoring. This update aims to improve the workout heart rate algorithm, addressing one of the few criticisms we have of the device.

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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