Rings are one of the best accessories a woman can have. Not only are they a subtle accessory choice, but most of them aren't so heavy that they'll become bothersome. Granted, a smart ring can do less than a watch — you can only fit so much technological marvel into a tiny ring — but it's nice to have some extra perks inside your jewelry. The options are limited these days, but the smart ring market is constantly changing so who knows what the future may bring!
Smart rings for the ladies
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Oura's Ring (Gen 3) helps you track your sleep patterns so you're ready to face the day. It works by measuring your pulse, body temperature, and movements throughout the night to let you the quality of your sleep. You'll enjoy a full week of battery life on a single charge, too. You'll find that the Oura ring is available in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes, but beware that some are more expensive than others.
Simple and sleek
For a simple but sleek design, you may prefer the JAKCOM R5 Smart Ring. It's available in small, medium, and large sizes. You'll be able to store up to six RFID cards and it supports Xiaomi and Apple shortcuts. There's a customizable SOS button built-in and it's water-resistant to an extent. It can also be used as a wireless USB flash disk with 128GB of space.
Perfect for fitness
Amazingly sleek and available in three finishes, the Motiv Ring is perfect for women on the go. It's waterproof and highly durable with its smooth titanium shell. Once connected to your phone and the Motiv app, you can monitor your heart rate, calories burned, distance traveled, and sleep habits. You also get a 2-step verification feature that keeps you safe when you shop online, check your email, or use social media. The sizing guide for Motiv ensures your ring will fit perfectly.
Smarts on a budget
If you're on a budget, consider the Colorful Fragments NFC Ring from HECERE. With this lovely NFC Ring, you get all of 512 bytes to install any NFC-compatible app of your choice onto it. For instance, you could use this as a security key or store your business card on it. Choose from 18mm, 21mm, or 22mm size options. Exercise caution while wearing it since ceramic can shatter.
Diverse size options
The Riversmerge Waterproof Ceramic NFC Ring is very similar to the smart ring from HECERE. You can install an NF app of your choice onto it with 496 bytes of usable space. It also functions as a business card. This waterproof wearable is also made of ceramic. Unlike the HECERE Ring, Riversmerge's offering comes in five sizes.
Get a smart ring for style and function
These rings can protect you, interact with your favorite apps, track your fitness, and so much more. It won't be hard to find a ring that meets your needs. However, if we had to pick one for style and functionality alone, there's no better choice than the Oura Ring (Gen 3) due to its subtle yet classic style and its long list of helpful features. You'll enjoy seven days of battery life, waterproof technology, and extensive fitness tracking features. Talk about a smart ring.
If you're on a budget and don't need all the bells and whistles in a smart ring, we suggest that you check out the JAKCOM R5 Smart Ring. It doesn't track your heart rate or sleep like some of the other helpful health-tracking options on the list. However, it does come with an NFC chip, so you can use it as an NFC security key or assign any custom NFC function to it. It also allows you to store important information that you can easily access on the mobile app including up to six RFID cards.
As cool as it would be, the truth is that a smart ring cannot fully replace your trusty smartwatch. If you're looking to get a lot more from your wearable, we recommend checking out the best Android smartwatches to fill your needs.
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Courtney Lynch is a freelance writer at Android Central. She's obsessed with all things health, fitness, and music. At any given time, she can be found checking out the latest and greatest gadgets while simultaneously petting her dog and sipping iced coffee.