April 27, 2015

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Fashion and Functionality Meet in Smart Jewelry

“Wearable jewelry” today includes a range of devices from those that alert you to important calls and texts to those that are meant to serve as protection for women in peril. 

Kovert

£290

It is a smart jewelry line including bracelets, rings, and pendants. The “Kovert” vibrates to notify you of a call, text, email or WhatsApp message.

The MEMI

$150
The MEMI is an iPhone-connected “smart bracelet”alerts you to incoming calls, texts and calendar events with a discreet vibration, allowing you to carry your phone in your purse. You can set it to only alert you to incoming communications from important contacts.

Cuff

$49 - $150

Cuff is a line of jewelry wearables, including cuff-like bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and keychains.

Each piece of Cuff jewelry has a button you can press in case of emergency. Once pressed, a group of pre-configured contacts are alerted that you need help. You can also program the alert to connect to specific people by tapping twice, or three times for example.

Tory Birch For Fitbit

£35 - £175

Tory Birch for Fitbit is a collaboration between Fitbit and Tory Burch that will combine wearable jewelry and the technology of the Fitbit Flex. Designs include bracelets and necklaces. They can track steps, distance, calories burned and sleep just like Fitbit.

Ringly

$145-$180

Ringly is a connected “smart ring.” It can alert you to phone calls, texts, emails, updates and more, through customized notifications using vibrations and light. Related app supports iOS and Android.

Misfit Shine

$99, Accessories: $19.95-$80

Misfit Shine is an attractive fitness tracker that can be placed into watches, socks, and pendants/necklaces, or magnetically clipped onto lapels, shoes, etc. It racks steps and sleep patterns, and can be tapped to give you the time of day.

Smarty Ring 

$275 

It is a connected “smart ring” with a geeky look than Ringly. It alerts you to incoming calls, texts, emails, app updates and more, as well as remotely controls your phone, alerts you if your phone is lost, and tells time.

However, it has been one and a half years since it successfully got funded on Indiegogo, the backers are still waiting for their Smarty Rings.

Zazzi

$100-$249

It is a smart jewelry line including bracelets, rings, and pendants. The “Zazzi” piece is interchangeable between the different jewelry items. It alerts you to incoming calls and texts, while you keep your phone in your purse. Moreover, it change the display image to fit your mood or style.

Ringblingz

$40-$60

It is a connected smart ring aimed at teens, the ring alerts you to incoming calls, texts and other notifications with lights.

No. Company was supposed to open pre-orders this spring but didn’t. The website is still accepting email sign-ups, however.

Ring

$165

It is a unisex smart ring which can let you control anything — send texts, control home appliances, make payments, and more.

Fin

$120

It is a connected thumb ring which can detect gestures and touches, turning your palm into a gesture interface. Bluetooth-enabled to work with digital devices like smartphones, TVs, cars, etc. Can help visually impaired people especially interact with technology, as it can be programmed to dial numbers, text, interact with social media, take notes, change channels on TV, navigate maps, receive calls, read messages, and much more.

Guardian Angel

$120 for the pendent; additional bracelet accessories are $30-$60.

It is a connected device worn as a bracelet or necklace. Press the device to activate a fake call, thereby getting you out of uncomfortable or potentially dangerous situations.

Netatmo JUNE

$129

It is a connected smart bracelet that can measure your sun exposure throughout the day, and communicates that data to your smartphone to help you determine the appropriate SPF cream, and to remind you when to move into the shade. Jewels come in gold, platinum and gunmetal.

Beacon & Lively

It is a smart bracelet that can alert you to calls and text with ambient colors and slight vibrations. A flick of the wrist shuts it off.