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Motiv Smart Ring Connected Fitness Tracker Activity
Fashion, Jewelry, Wearable Technology

Motiv Brings Fitness Tracking Rings To The Next Level

Motiv Smart Ring Connected Fitness Tracker Activity

Connected rings feel like one of the biggest pipe dreams in wearable technology. We have seen numerous companies promise (and mostly fail) to deliver incredible devices, loaded with everything from a bevy of sensors to a color screen. The problem is the shape is very difficult to work with and there is practically no space since a ring can only be so thick. To date the only company to sort of figure it out is Ringly. Ringly’s solution was to house all of the electronics where the stone is mounted. Using this approach they were able to build a not-too-bulky connected ring capable of notifications and basic activity tracking. The Ringly is impressive for what the company accomplished with such a small size. The problem is that by tucking the electronics under a mounted semiprecious stone the ring is not cheap ($195 to $265) and is only designed for women. Announced at CES, Motiv is a new connected ring hoping to appeal to the masses.  

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LOreal Withings Kerastase Hair Coach Smart Connected Hair Brush hairbrush Bluetooth
Cosmetics, Fashion

L’Oreal Debuts Smart Hairbrush To Rate The Health Of Your Hair

LOreal Withings Kerastase Hair Coach Smart Connected Hair Brush hairbrush Bluetooth

At CES this week, L’Oreal showed off a new concept in hair care. The Kérastase Hair Coach is an “under $200” connected hairbrush designed to monitor the health of your hair. A bevy of sensors are used to alert you to problematic brushing habits and you are presented with a daily hair quality score. Based on your score and the expected temperature, humidity, and wind for the day, you are then presented with personalized styling and treatment tips as well as product recommendations (we are guessing they will be Kérastase products). But how does it work and do you really need this International CES Innovation Award winning gadget?  

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