Motiv Ring wants to track fitness from your finger

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While most of the smart rings we've written about have focused on safety and delivering notifications from your phone in a discreet fashion, startup Motiv is hoping you ditch your Fitbit for its feature-packed smart ring.

The 8mm wide, titanium built wearable is available in rose gold or slate grey and comes in seven sizes to ensure a perfect fit for men and women. It's also waterproof up to 5ATM (up to 50 metres), so you don't have to take it off when you go for a swim or take a shower. There' also an LED sensor to indicate charging and syncing status.

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In that small body it packs in an optical heart rate sensor and a 3-axis accelerometer that's able to track activity type, active minutes, activity intensity, sleep duration, active heart rate, resting heart rate, calories burned, distances and steps.

Motiv Ring wants to track fitness from your finger

Data is shared to a companion smartphone app (iOS only) where you can check in on weekly goals and adjust daily targets.

It's powered by micro-battery technology, which Motiv claims will deliver a decent 5 days of battery life with a USB magnetic keychain charger and additional magnetic charger bundled with the ring to power it up full in under 2 hours.

The Motiv Ring is available to pre-order now from the Motiv website for $199.99. We'll have one landing at Wareable HQ in the near future to put this fitness tracking smart ring to the test.

Motiv Ring wants to track fitness from your finger

How we test

Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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