Ringo smart ring Kickstarter campaign is back after suspension

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Now you see it, now you don’t. And then you see it again…

Kickstarter has re-listed the Ringo campaign. To remind, the crowdfunding platform suspended funding a couple of weeks ago and returned the original pledges to backers.

But things seem to be back on track now for the company. Ringo and its advanced counterpart, Ringo Pro, are available once again for those interested in backing the project. The devices stand out for their ambitious attempt to marry health monitoring with media control and personal management in an impressively compact design.

What is Ringo all about?

Ringo and Ringo Pro are fashioned with an eye for elegance and a focus on user comfort. Ringo’s has an ultra-slim profile at just 2.11mm thick and weighing only 4.2g, alongside Ringo Pro’s slightly heftier build at 2.5mm thickness and 6.6g weight. Despite their lightweight, the rings are built to last with a 5 ATM water resistance rating and a battery life of up to 7 days.

Ringo Smart Ring

Both models are equipped with a suite of health tracking features. This includes recovery status, heart rate, HRV (heart rate variability), blood oxygen, body temperature, and sleep monitoring. They also keep tabs on daily activities and exercise, providing a holistic assessment of the wearer’s health and fitness. So far this is pretty standard stuff.

However, unique to the Ringo Pro were supposed to be its ECG capabilities. Coupled with this there’s a Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis sensor – which tracks body hydration (total body water) and body fat. This pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in such a compact wearable. At least, that is the promise.

Smart touch control across both devices offers a convenient way to interact with smartphones, enabling users to manage media playback, receive reminders, and even track key events without needing to reach for their devices. This feature underscores the blend of health management with the practical utility of staying connected and in control.

Ringo smart ring

The innovation of Ringo and Ringo Pro

The claims surrounding Ringo and Ringo Pro are bold, especially in a market where no other company has successfully integrated such advanced health monitoring features into a ring. Perhaps this is why it is under the watchful eye of Kickstarter.

The ability to track ECG and body hydration in the Ringo Pro, alongside body fat analysis, set a high bar for innovation within the wearable technology space. At the moment, there are no smart rings with these abilities.

Kickstarter is a platform where creators can share their innovative ideas with a community that’s eager to support them. However, it’s important to remember that backing a project on Kickstarter does not guarantee that it will be delivered or work exactly as planned. This gap between expectations and reality is pretty common in tech crowdfunding, so there’s always risk involved.

The crowdfunding campaign originally raised more than $100,000. As mentioned, this money is now back with the original backers. A few days into the new campaign, around $35,000 has been raised. But there is still a full month left before the campaign concludes. If you want in it will cost $199. You can check the project out on its Kickstarter page.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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