The Ring

The future of the wedding ring is here

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Omate Ungaro ring

Trying to find the perfect wedding ring for your beloved? Sure you can go with the traditional gold band, complete with diamonds and heart shapes. That’s traditional. Or you could give them something unique: something special. You could give your loved one a ring that will forever connect the two of you.

You know, a smart ring.

Smart rings aren’t incredibly new, and most of the time they are offered as an alternative to the bulky smartwatches flooding the market. But today Omate announced a new kind of wearable smart technology. The Ungaro ring is a stylish ring that will notify you when one, and only one, contact messages you.

Talk about true love.

The Ungaro ring was made by Omate in collaboration with Emanuel Ungaro, a fashion firm named after the famous French fashion designer. The Ungaro comes in several models and is either plated in 18K gold or silver. There are also several different gemstones including sapphire, ruby, opalite, topaz, and onyx. Due to the wide variety of choices, the cost of the Ungaro ring ranges from $500 to $2,000. That’s a pretty steep charge for anyone looking to simply add an accessory to their phone. But, for those of you looking for a ring to seal the deal, it might actually save you some money.

Tech wise, the Ungaro ring operates on Bluetooth LE, and the battery can last up to 5 days (which pretty much crushes all of its smart watch competition). The ring will vibrate any time you receive a text or phone call from your single contact. As of now, the Ungaro ring will only work with iOS devices, but it is scheduled to work with Android in early 2016. What the company needs to do, is to promote this product and market it accordingly so that as many people as possible become aware of this cool little gadget.

The Ungaro ring may seem frivolous, but it marks the beginning of a push for premium wearable technology of all shapes and sizes. Plus, as a tech nerd, I kind of wish this was around when I got married in my search for a wedding ring.

Who says technology can’t be for everyone? This is just the scratch of the surface. We’ve seen companies developing smart necklaces and earrings for consumers. This tech may be the perfect match for the family who lives in the connected home.

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