There’s been no shortage of smart rings emerging recently, the latest one to hit our radar is Nimb..
U.S based Nimb Inc are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for their safety-centric smart ring. Recent market research carried out by Ericsson’s ConsumerLab shows personal safety as a feature many people would like to see incorporated into their wearable tech devices.
This obviously resonates with the Kickstarter community as the Nimb smart ring has more than tripled its goal, still with 30 days left to run.
Similar to the Mangos Ring which we covered recently, the priority of Nimb is giving its wearer a greater sense of security, and if they run into danger, it enables them to discretely notify friends, family, law enforcement, private security firms, and other Nimb users with an SOS text message and exact location.
If a Nimb user encounters a dangerous situation where they feel help is needed, they can press and hold a button on the side of the ring for three seconds which will activate the distress signal and send a message to the pre-selected contact list. There’s also an emergency audio feature that automatically starts recording once the panic button has been activated.
A vibration motor and LED built into the ring notifies the user when they’re about to lose contact with their smartphone, and when multiple Nimb users are connected, the ring will buzz and blink if either one presses their panic button.
The user’s location is tracked in real-time using coordinates from their smartphone’s GPS, so emergency contacts will know where to look at all times if trouble manifests its hideous self.
Nimb needs to be connected to a smartphone with an active data connection, as long as it is, it’ll work anywhere in the world.
The Nimb smart ring will be available in either black or white. The team are working on making it IP67 water-resistant, so it won’t need to removed for washing the dishes.
The rechargeable battery inside the ring lasts for two weeks before it needs a boost. The companion smartphone app is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
The SOS ring’s retail price will be $149 USD, you can still grab some discount by heading over to Kickstarter. Backers of the campaign should receive their rings January – March 2017.