MOTA SmartRING: connectivity at your fingertips

You won't surprise anyone with smartwatches that let you call a friend and send a message, or wrist-worn bracelets that track your physical activity and count your calories burned. And now some of these functions will be taken over by the smart ring.

At the IFA 2014 exhibition held in Berlin these days, Mota presented its new invention - a smart ring for wearing on the finger. It serves not only as a decoration, but also as an alternative to smart watches and smart bracelets. Called the MOTA SmartRING, the ring features a tiny curved display that displays information ranging from the current time to notifications for missed calls and messages on social media such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. The ring will work in conjunction with both iPhone and Android mobile devices, which are connected via a low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 LE wireless interface.

Unfortunately, the exact specifications of the MOTA SmartRING are not yet known. But to all those who are interested in the prospect of wearing such a high-tech ring on their fingers, MOTA offers to pre-order. This requires supporting a fundraising campaign to start mass production of MOTA SmartRING on Indiegogo. Issue price - from 60 US dollars excluding delivery.