Let’s have a look at the Blinq Smart Ring which is likely to hit Kickstarter VERY soon. The makers of the Blinq Smart Ring use the catch cry “Fashion Meets Technology. Filter the Noise”.
From what we can tell the Blinq Smart Ring will have similar functionality to the Ringly Smart Ring. Ringly is already successfully operating in the Smart Jewelry space with their range of Smart Rings and Smart Bracelets. You can check out some of those products by clicking here.
Blinq promises a “simplistic, smart, fashionable way for consumers to be present in the moment, without distraction, while discreetly notified of what really matters.”
From the imagery available to Buy Smart Rings the Blinq Smart Ring design falls fair and square in the Smart Jewelry category. That means this ring will compete with the likes of Ringly (already in the marketplace), the Modulaj (by TrIIng) and other rings such as Siren Ring (not yet on the market) and Loop Ring (not yet on the market). As with other smart jewelry, the Blinq Smart Ring will take up quite a bit of your finger real estate but as we have said before, that is par for the course at the moment for Smart Ring jewelry.
It is hard to comment on the comfort of the Blinq Smart Ring until people have the chance to touch the ring and pop it on their finger.
The Blinq Smart Ring has the following design features:
- Sterling Silver and 14K gold
- Genuine gemstones with gem glow technology
- 12 different styles
- Available in 3 different finishes: Rose, Yellow and White Gold
Blinq states that their jewelry uses “natural hand-cut gemstones” so slight variations in color will occur. It is water resistant but not waterproof so it’s great for everyday use but it would be best to take it off when you swim, shower or bathe.
The Blinq Smart Ring will come in a range of sizes from 5-12.
What can the Blinq Smart Ring do?
The Blinq Smart Ring will have similar functionality to Ringly including the ability to track fitness, receive notifications and trigger SOS or panic alert functionality like those that Siren Ring, Nimb and Loop Smart Rings offer (head to our Best Safety Smart Rings blog post for more information).
With the Blinq Smart Ring you will be able to interface with your Android or iOS smartphone. Doing so will allow you to set custom alerts for things like phone calls, texts and emails plus alerts for specific contacts you choose from the supporting Blinq app. The Blinq Smart Ring will also allow you to set up App alerts (eg notifying you if your photo just got liked on Insta) and like other smart rings, Blinq can work with 100s’ of your favourite apps.
In line with other Smart Rings on the market, the Blinq Smart Ring is looking to solve the problem of blocking “digital noise” in your world whilst keeping you connected to the important things that matter to you most.
Yet Another Kickstarter Campaign – Really?
Yes, really. As is the case in this emerging smart technology market, companies do tend to rely on Kickstarter as a means to raise funds to make their vision a reality. We will keep you across the key dates so you can jump on board if the Blinq Smart Ring is something that excites you.