Smart rings offer a wide array of applications, from getting a notification that you have an email, to notifying emergency services that you need help. At BSR, we’re looking for the most unique and inspiring smart ring offerings, so we decided to look at the best smart ring for couples. It turns out there is a real stand out here. You can see the HB Ring in our store.
HB Ring by The Touch X
Ever heard the expression, “absence makes the heart grow fonder”? As luck would have it, you can now tap into the real time heartbeat of your loved one when you are apart. Introducing the HB Ring, a smart ring developed by The Touch X which allows you to see and feel the real-time heartbeat of your loved one directly from your ring.
What does it do?
The HB Ring allows you to see and feel the real-time heartbeat of your loved one directly to your ring. It contains a very accurate heartbeat sensor.
The pair of HB Rings work whether you are physically next to each other or apart.
The Best Smart Ring for Couples
There is no other smart ring that we’re aware of that keeps couples in touch like the HB Ring. The concept is most definitely one of the most unique smart rings that we have seen on the market. Whilst other smart rings have the ability to track your own heart beat, from a health and fitness perspective, no other smart ring is able to track your loved one’s heartbeat.
You have three options.
- You can request to see your loved one’s heart beat real time,
- See the last recorded heart beat when real time is not available, or
- Have it set to automatically show you the real time heart-beat at specific times across your day.
What is it made of?
The HB Ring is made of sapphire and rose gold which means that the ring is comfortable but also durable and practical. The smart ring has a “lighting strip” on the ring as a visual representation of a heartbeat in a vein. OK so that sounds a little creepy doesn’t it, but in practice perhaps it is more touching?
Available in Beta on both iOS and Android.
How do I get it to work?
You need a smartphone with an active data plan or a Wi-Fi connection to make the HB Ring work.
To see the real time heartbeat of your partner, you just double tap the ring. Your partner’s ring will not show any indication that you are currently seeing their heartbeat which is really good news if you are a little clingy or needy!
Judge a ring by its cover?
Packaging? Well…apparently you should judge a ring by its cover. The Touch X is talking up the HB Ring storage box, dubbed the Piano Black storage box. It has soft padding designed and sourced from Switzerland and a 4 stage lacquering, giving the box a high gloss finish. The box wirelessly charges the HB Ring in 4 hours.
You can choose a single HB Ring box or a double Piano Black Charger box. The single Piano Black charger box comes as standard with your HB Ring order.
When can I put a smart ring on it?
Hold tight. Even pre-orders for the HB Ring have sold out. If your heart is skipping a beat at the thought of missing out, you can sign-up with The Touch X to be notified of any cancelled orders.
|Compatibility||iPhone 4S or newer, Android|
|Typical data usage||About 300-450KB assuming 10-15 touches a day|
|Materials||Solid Rose Gold and Stainless Steel
Sapphire glass covering on the central part of the ring
Stainless steel is coated in Rose Gold or Jet Black
Solid Rose Gold HB Ring housings composed of 18K solid rose gold
|Dimensions||3.9mm think, 12.1mm wide|
|Sizings||8 different sizes (sizing chart available from The Touch)|
|Waterproof||Withstands short exposure but cannot be submerged|
|Returns||HB Rings can be returned within 60 days of receiving them|
|Expected battery life||Approx 14 hours with 10-15 heartbeat requests
Up to 160h if not used actively
|Battery life span||3-5 years depending on environmental conditions|
|Warranty||Solid Rose Gold HB Rings – 10 yrs limited warranty
Stainless Steel HB Rings – 2 yrs limited warranty
You can read more about and purchase the HB Ring via our smart ring store.
Current Shipping restrictions
HB Rings will ship to addresses only within the following countries:
North America: Canada and United States including Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico.
They do not deliver to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau
They do not deliver to Mexico, and South America
Europe: EU countries including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein.
They do not deliver to Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovena, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine
Asia/Pacific: Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, South Korea
Country limitation do not apply to orders set before 2 September 2016.