Muse Ring One with blood pressure tracking now shipping

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India-based Muse Wearables has announced it is starting to ship its Muse Ring One. The device has been in development ever since its Indiegogo campaign closed back in November 2023.

The smart ring space is witnessing a surge in competition with new entrants vying for a share of this burgeoning market. Two recent additions to this competitive landscape are RingConn and Ultrahuman Ring Air.

In our hands-on review of the RingConn smart ring, we delved into its features, benefits, and potential drawbacks, highlighting its sleek design and affordability. Meanwhile, our review of the Ultrahuman Ring Air explored this device designed for a comprehensive health and wellness tracking experience, emphasizing its impressive wellness companion capabilities.

These new products reflect the growing diversity and innovation in the smart ring sector, offering consumers a wider range of choices tailored to various needs and preferences. But this seems to be only the tip of the iceberg. The smart ring space is getting even more interesting. No longer are you limited to Oura Ring as the only viable option.


Features and innovation

One of the new entrants is Muse Ring One. Equipped with Research Grade Optical PPG Sensors (Green, Red, and IR LEDs), the device will offer detailed insights into various health metrics:

  • Fitness metrics: Tracks steps, calories, activity Strain Index, Vo2Max.
  • Vital signs: Monitors HRV, heart rate, SpO2, skin temperature, Respiratory rate, and even blood pressure.
  • Sleep: Analyzes sleep patterns and provides a sleep score.
  • Readiness Score: Assesses your preparedness for the day.

Blood pressure is the standout innovation here. Muse Wearables says they analysed five million data points from over 4,000 people to deliver this metric. There are no smart rings currently with the ability to monitor blood pressure from the finger. Granted Iris Smart Ring, which is set to launch by the end of this year, promises to deliver cuffless blood pressure measurements.

Muse Ring One

Unique interface and payment solution

The ring also has NFC payment compatibility. It works through a unique Turn Wheel interface, allowing users to switch between workout mode or payment mode with ease. A turn to the left can start a workout or a turn to the right can enable secure payments. Just wave your palm across any POS terminal to make secure payments in less than 4 seconds.

This unique feature sets the ring apart from others in the market, offering both convenience and security. The company says that contactless payments will be available both in its home market of India and internationally (US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Singapore and UAE). The service will work with Mastercard, VISA and Rupay.

Muse Ring One

Design and specifications

Muse Ring One is designed with both aesthetics and functionality in mind. Crafted from Titanium grade 2 and Ceramic (Zirconia), Ring One is both lightweight and strong. Its coating and diamond polishing enhance its appearance and durability, while the inner layer uses medical-grade epoxy for comfort.

With water resistance up to 100 meters, Ring One can be worn while swimming or showering. It comes in Silver, Black, all-black, gold, and rose gold options. Muse plans to release limited edition 18K gold versions as well. The ring is available in 9 sizes, and each order includes a sizing kit.

Users should be able to use the ring for about a week between charges. The charging case extends this to a month.


Company background, market launch

Muse Wearables has a few years experience in wearables having launched analog smartwatches and a wearable health tracker. The ring will be their fourth product.

In total, Muse Wearables has raised over $1.6 million on Indiegogo for the device. The ring sold for $269 a pop on the crowdfunding platform but will revert to $349 once it hits retail availability. As you’d expect, there are various colours to choose from.

The good news for backers is the the company has started shipping finished units out, about 5 months after the initially anticipated December delivery date. The first batch left the warehouse last week and all orders should be filled by the end of May. We’ll be looking to get our hands on the ring and post a full review.

Here are a few pictures of the first batch from their production facility.

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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.

4 thoughts on “Muse Ring One with blood pressure tracking now shipping

  • What do you think is the best ring to get in the next month or months to wear? I am looking for one like the muse ring one, espcecially like the fact it has not monthly or yearly subscription fee. That adds up over time. I want to track sleep and excersise primarily. The rest of the health benefit are bonuses.

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  • The title is misleading, but it’s not your fault. Muse Wearables, the company behind Ring One, has blatantly lied to their backers. As of May 16, 2024, not a single ring has been shipped. No backer has a ring. The company keeps delaying delivery times without giving any reason. They made so many promises. Fulfilled none of them.

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    • Yes, I’m following the comments in the Facebook group with interest. The company says it has started shipping – yet there is no evidence of that. Hopefully people will start receiving the ring soon!

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