On February 27th, pre-orders for the Circular Smart Ring, which costs $259, will begin

With a smart ring that costs $259, Circular is getting ready to compete with Oura. Today, the business with headquarters in France announced that it will begin accepting pre-orders on February 27th, with a delivery date that will fall somewhere between the months of April and June.

The finger is an excellent location to monitor various physiological indicators, but smart rings have not yet achieved major traction as a form of wearable technology. The Oura ring is one of the most well-known examples of this product category. It places a significant amount of importance on analyzing the quality of your rest, but it also keeps track of some of your activities throughout the day. Another potential answer that is still under development was presented at CES 2022. It is known by the name Circular.

This smart ring comes equipped with a three-axis accelerometer and an infrared heart rate sensor, which enables it to monitor a variety of data. This includes the circadian rhythm, sleep, heart rate, heart rate variability, blood oxygen levels, temperature, and various other factors during the night. During the day, this also includes activity levels, the number of steps you take, your energy levels, and more.

The Circular ring establishes a connection with your iPhone or Android device using Bluetooth. If you are not close to your smartphone, it has the capability to save precise information for up to seven days.

In addition to its health-related functions, the ring is equipped with sophisticated controls and alarms, and it communicates with the wearer via vibrations. The supplementary mobile application for smartphones comes with a virtual assistant named Kira, who, in addition to metrics and raw data, provides users with their own unique insights.

“Many of the wearable gadgets that we have seen are too cumbersome, seem like too much of a gadget, lack the ability to be personalized, and provide customers with raw data without instructing them on how to use it. “As users of wearable technology ourselves, we wished for a product that would be more individualized and utilize the information it collected to assist in the formulation of suggestions for leading an overall healthier lifestyle,” says Amaury Kosman, the CEO of Circular. “We were looking for a piece of technology that, based on the information it collected, might provide suggestions for living a healthy life in general.”

The device is scratch- and water-resistant, and it has a rating of 5 ATM. Additionally, it comes with an adjustable shelf, so you may personalize it however you see fit. To begin, you’ll choose to switch between a Silver shell, a Black Fit shell, and a Rose Gold shell. The entire device is made of nickel-free clinical plastic and weighs only 4 grams, although the body is composed of nickel.

Because this object is intended to flow inconspicuously with the rest of your life, there is no on/off switch. When it detects that you are wearing the ring, it will put itself into sleep mode whenever feasible. Having said that, there is a tactile push button that serves as a shortcut to the activities that you do the most frequently. The battery life is adequate, lasting for two days on a charge that takes only one hour to complete.

On paper, this unnamed health assistant certainly appears to be a handy little device that offers many of the same capabilities as the Oura ring. A crowdfunding effort on the website Kickstarter was the impetus for creating the project a few years ago. Unfortunately, due to setbacks, it’s more than 1,500 funders are currently awaiting delivery of their rewards. This was planned to take place in August of 2020. The fact that the ring is still in the process of being developed is being attributed to the epidemic that has spread all across the world. It is anticipated that backers will receive their rewards in the spring.

When formal pre-sales begin, which will take place on February 27th, other people will be able to order the ring for the price of $259. The United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia will all be able to purchase the ring.

The time period spanning April and June is designated for the actual delivery of the goods. It’s interesting to see that Circular’s price is $50 lower than Oura’s price. There has been no discussion on a subscription plan up to this point.

Movano is the company that has produced the other smart ring that has attracted a considerable amount of attention at CES 2022. A project that is even more ambitious, the goal is for the device to be able to monitor both glucose and blood pressure eventually. The fourth quarter of 2022 is projected to be the launch period for this product.

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