Here’s a quick update on the Blinq smart ring, which we previously previewed back in 2017.
The Kickstarter campaign was fully funded in 48 hours, highlighting just how popular this category is. The are currently in the process of shipping rings to all those who ordered during the campaign. It doesn’t look like they are accepting any more order at the moment, but if you want to get on board the Blinq train, head to their website, Facebook page or Kickstarter page.
Blinq Smart Ring Review
The makers of the Blinq Smart Ring use the catch cry “Fashion Meets Technology. Filter the Noise”.
The Blinq Smart Ring has 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.”
Based on the design of the Blinq, it falls fair and square in the Smart Jewelry category. That means this ring competes 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. 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.
Early feedback has been mixed, check out comments on the Kickstarter comments to see what people think – but our analysis is that (as is common with a lot of Kickstarter campaigns) shipping is the biggest issue. However, this is often overcome as logistics issues are overcome.
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 has 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.
Learn more about the company and the Bling Smart Ring at www.blinqblinq.com