'Ringly' Smart Ring Relays iPhone Notifications Over Bluetooth

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Ringly, a new iPhone-connected smart ring designed for women, uses Bluetooth LE to connect to a phone, lighting up and buzzing to alert users of calls, messages, emails, and other app notifications.

    Billed as the first connected ring, Ringly aims to allow users to continue to receive notifications even while a phone is put away in a bag or otherwise unavailable. The ring, which lasts for up to three days on a single charge, connects to an accompanying iPhone app to deliver notifications.

    Ringly is designed to light up or vibrate when a notification is received, and it is entirely customizable by the end user. It features four vibration patterns and five colors that can be assigned to different notifications. Incoming Twitter notifications might buzz in a certain way, for example, while a phone call might light up. The ring is also able to sync with reminders, letting users know when a meeting or appointment is coming up.

    Ringly is available in three sizes (6,7, and 8) with four different designs that feature precious and semi-precious stones in 18K matte gold settings. Three of the rings can be pre-ordered for $145, while a fourth ring sells for $180. The rings will retail for considerably more, starting at $195. The first 1,000 rings sold are also advertised as having a real diamond in the side.

    Article Link: 'Ringly' Smart Ring Relays iPhone Notifications Over Bluetooth
  2. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
  3. macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Lol women don't care about stuff like this. This thing is dead in the water
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    145$ for a Bluetooth buzzer with lights? Right...
  5. macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    Ha this is ridiculous

    What's next?

    An iWatch?
  6. macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2011
    Operators are standing by!

    Bonus feature if you install their iOS app is that Ringly will function as a mood ring!

    Not only that, but the app will include a color chart to tell you what mood you're feeling based on the current color of the ring.

    Act now and they'll throw in a FREE set of ginsu steak knives!
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2013
    A mood ring for her iPhone!

    Are you kidding?! This is a great idea. This would solve the problem of the wife never answering calls or texts ("it was in my bag"). It would also solve the "you never buy me jewelry" problem if, alas, it didn't look like it came out of a box of crackerjacks.
    (I'm probably showing my age by mentioning mood rings and rings in crackerjacks)
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    More designs and it's a winner, not sure the gf would really like this style but if they release one more her style you can bet your ass Id force her to wear one, she never has her phone on her lol.
  9. ehmyerson, Jun 10, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014

    macrumors newbie


    Jul 25, 2002
    Los Angeles
  10. macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Then, when you forget where you put your Ringly, they will have Pendantly, so you can find your Ringly, and then answer your phone. Dumbly.

    How about just pick up your phone?
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2013
    Yeah people saying women would not use this are wrong. It is actually an excellent idea. They will have to expand the line to more designs though, because how it looks will be important to the target market.

    The idea is a solid one though.
  12. macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
  13. macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2013
    At the risk of being a hypocrite, I love my smart watch, but this thing is ridiculously stupid
  14. macrumors member


    May 5, 2010
  15. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    My wife's phone is always on silent, buried at the bottom of her purse. Or in another room of the house, on silent and hidden by...something.

    I'm going to buy her one of these and make her wear it 24/7.

    I don't know if she'll like it, but I'd love it, lol.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2009
    When my wife doesn't answer the phone, I ping her via Find my iPhone. That way the sound plays even if it's on silent.


    My phone vibrates for free, thanks.
  17. macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    VERY interesting! Google or Microsoft would be wise to pick up that company. It could be a consolation prize of useful and possibly game changing innovative tech since they missed out on buying crappy overpriced headphones, a rapper and a smooth talker.
  18. macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2012
    Ahhhh man! Do this mean that it's no longer cool to have a bluetooth earpiece? :D


    Let's put this one with in the same box as the $25 iPhone6 3D mold :p
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2011
    1 Infinite Loop
    Ah, perfect. Now my wife can be notified via her jewelry that there is something on her phone she needs to ignore. :confused:
  21. macrumors 68030


    Oct 6, 2008
    I think it is a good idea, but the ring itself looks like something that kids get out of a quarter machine...

    Also I was expecting it to be like a mood ring and change the color of the crystal rather than a side LED.
  22. macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2014

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