Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Forget smartwatches, MOTA SmartRing now fully funded: Works with iOS and Android

The MOTA SmartRing has reached its funding goal on Indiegogo with four days to go, which means it will be shipping to backers in April next year. And as the funding round is open until 3 October, you can still nab one for $ 75 (£46), plus $ 5 shipping to locations outside the US.After that date MOTA will open a pre-order page for others who missed out.Like a smartwatch, the SmartRing connects to your mobile, either iPhone or Android, via Bluetooth 4.0 LE and displays notifications on its LED touchscreen.However, the idea of wearing a ring, rather than a watch, is to offer a more subtle way of viewing notifications which shouldn’t take you out of the situation you re in – or at least not let people realise your focusing on your alerts. You can even assign specific vibrations for certain people or messages so you