Everything on this globe has become “smart”. Usually, this term is added to any gadget to show that it can do some more activities but its main function. Also, it means you can control it via an app. In this regard, it’s difficult to find even a single digital device that is not “smart”. Moreover, this has become viral for non-digital devices as well. For instance, recently Oura and Gucci announced a new smart ring, which not only looks outstanding but also does a health tracking function. The brand-new smart ring is the Gucci x Oura Ring.
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Oura is a startup that focuses on making small enough wearables. Thus, it tries to transfer functions and features from relatively larger wearables to way smaller ones. In this regard, we have to say that the Gucci x Oura Ring is a final product and it ought to boost the startup’s profile considerably.
What Can This Smart Ring Do?
As said, recently, the startup joined hands with the fashion house Gucci to create the gorgeous Gucci x Oura Ring. The smart ring uses black synthetic corundum. When looking at it, you will understand that’s a Gucci product at the first sight. That’s because the ring carries the famous interlocking “G” and a braided torchon pattern. Both are in 18-carat yellow gold. Plus, the smart rung uses Oura’s latest Generation 3 tech. The latter allows users to monitor live heart rate, sleep, activity, etc.
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We are dealing with a small and lightweight smart wearable. Our protagonist weighs just four grams. But its lightweight body is capable of collecting data about heart rate, and respiratory rate. and temperature. Combining this data, it can tell users whether they’re stressed or sick. Moreover, by scanning finger arteries, the smart ring can measure heart rate more accurately than wrist-based smartwatches.
In the same way, users will also get sleep analysis. All data is summarized into Sleep, Activity, and Readiness scores displayed on the Oura app. And as the company proves, it can then offer “science-backed content on how to optimize each day”.
By the way, what Oura offers is a paid service. The subscription costs $6 per month, plus, what the Oura products cost. But for this smart ring, there is another option. The Gucci x Oura Ring is available at select stores around the world for $950. However, the price includes Oura’s “Lifetime Membership” subscription. Thus, once you pay $950, you’ll never have to make other payments.