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  • Galaxy Ring lifestyle image, showing a person wearing the ring on their left index finger while navigating the Samsung Health app on a Galaxy smartphone.

    Samsung sues Oura to block Oura from suing Samsung over the Galaxy Ring

    by 
    Will Shanklin
    Will Shanklin
    06.03.2024

    Samsung has filed a lawsuit against Oura to prevent intellectual property disputes before the upcoming Galaxy Ring launch. The suit notes that Oura has used its patent portfolio to sue smaller wearable tech competitors and has hinted it may do the same against the much larger Samsung.

  • Image of a hand wearing an Oura Ring on the index finder in front of a dark green plant.

    Smart rings are meant to be invisible, and that’s the problem

    by 
    Daniel Cooper
    Daniel Cooper
    04.11.2024

    Samsung is building a smart ring, Apple might join in too, but neither are likely to succeed.

  • Renderings of the Evie Ring - the first medical grade smart ring designed uniquely for women.

    Movano takes on Oura with the Evie smart ring designed 'for women'

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    12.28.2022

    Health company Movano has teased its first smart ring, the Evie, designed to track women's health.

  • Oura collaborates with Gucci on a fashion-forward 18 carat gold smart ring

    Oura collaborated with Gucci to make an 18 carat gold smart ring

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    05.26.2022

    Oura, the startup that's pushing the limits of how small a wearable can be, just announced a collaboration that could boost its profile considerably.

  • Oura third-generation smart ring

    Oura sues smart ring rival Circular for allegedly copying technology

    by 
    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    05.13.2022

    Oura has sued smart ring newcomer Circular for allegedly violating tech patents.

  • Image of the third-generation Oura ring on white background with an emphasis on the new LED sensors.

    Oura’s updated smart ring has continuous heart-rate tracking

    by 
    Daniel Cooper
    Daniel Cooper
    10.26.2021

    It has been identified as a potential weapon in the fight against COVID-19.

  • Box art and image of the Circul+ Ring

    Circul+ packs an ECG sensor into its heart-tracking ring

    by 
    Daniel Cooper
    Daniel Cooper
    10.19.2021

    An ECG in a device only slightly larger than a ring is a big achievement.

  • Oura smart ring

    NBA restart plan includes using Oura rings to catch COVID-19 symptoms

    by 
    Richard Lawler
    Richard Lawler
    06.16.2020

    An NBA plan to restart its season at the end of July includes giving players optional access to Oura smart rings. At least one study showed that wearers could detect COVID-19 symptoms three days early.

  • Oura Smart Ring

    Researchers use Oura smart rings to predict onset of COVID-19 symptoms

    by 
    Marc DeAngelis
    Marc DeAngelis
    04.10.2020

    Researchers at WVU are using Oura's smart rings to predict the onset of COVID-19 symptoms at least 24 hours before they become apparent.

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    ER docs don smart rings to better predict COVID-19 infections

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    Christine Fisher
    Christine Fisher
    03.23.2020

    Some 2,000 emergency medical workers in San Francisco are tracking their temperature and other vitals with Oura's smart rings in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, SF Chronicle reports. Oura and researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) hope to use that data to develop an algorithm that will predict the onset of COVID-19 and help contain the virus.

  • Engadget

    Echo Loop hands-on: Alexa on your knuckles and at your fingertips

    by 
    Nicole Lee
    Nicole Lee
    09.25.2019

    Aside from a pair of glasses, Amazon also announced another interesting Alexa-powered wearable: a smart ring. The Echo Loop is a chunky piece of smart jewelry made out of titanium, with a tiny discreet button. In order to activate it, you have to press the button with your thumb, after which you can say the usual Alexa commands. It has a built-in microphone and speakers.

  • Lycos is making a comeback with a suite of connected devices

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    Edgar Alvarez
    Edgar Alvarez
    06.04.2015

    Lycos is synonymous with the '90s. It was once the internet's favored portal, long before Google, Bing and other search engines. Nowadays, we're living in an era ruled by Silicon Valley giants and hungry startups, and Lycos wants to be a part of that. The company's plan to get into the connected world begins with Lycos Life, a data-driven ecosystem of products for consumers. This includes, but isn't limited to, wearables and home security devices -- all designed to work in conjunction with each other, based on your personal data. To start, Lycos is launching an activity tracker and a "smart" ring, both scheduled to be available on June 8th.

  • The Smarty Ring is the laziest piece of wearable tech ever, and it may never even exist

    by 
    Mike Wehner
    Mike Wehner
    12.09.2013

    There are crazy crowdfunding campaigns, and then there are crazy crowdfunding campaigns. The Smarty Ring falls into the latter category, and since its Indiegogo project has raised less than half of its goal with just a couple of days to go, it seems like most would-be funders agree. The idea behind the Smarty Ring -- a project out of India -- is that smartphone owners check their phones too much, so maybe they'd rather get their notifications on their finger instead. The Smarty Ring allegedly has 24-hour battery life, features Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity to your iOS or Android phone and can also control your music playback and answer calls on your phone. It features a digital clock with up to five time zones, a stopwatch and a countdown timer. In short, it's a smartwatch on your finger. Aside from being one of the laziest gadgets in the history of wearables -- is checking your finger really more convenient than checking your wrist or phone? -- there's a good chance it may never actually exist. Looking at the Indiegogo page, which is covered with digital renders of the ring, there doesn't seem to be an actual image of the device anywhere to be seen. It's also been Photoshopped onto some bad stock photos, where it happens to look completely different than the rest of the images. Then there's the brutally ugly "screenshot" of the companion app, which has been stretched and crammed onto a stock iPhone image. Once you make it to the end of the project page the reality is spelled out for you: The company has only just finalized the design of a theoretical prototype model. I'm not sure how you promise things like 24-hour battery life without having built a physical version of the gadget... but there you go. [via Mashable]