The Happy Ring is not meant to replace apps like Tinder, but it can figure out how you feel. The new Happy Ring is not a matchmaker. Instead, it keeps track of your mood. Essentially, this wearable goes on your finger and keeps track of your stress and mood.
What does the Happy Ring actually do?
The Happy Ring is the newest wearable. It claims to measure the mental and emotional state of the person who wears it. Wearables can now track more complex states of being, such as “readiness” and “alertness,” thanks to AI. Wearables used to only be able to record simple information, like the number of steps taken or the heart rate. But why stop there when it comes to your health? What would you say is the best way to describe your mood right now?
This is what the Happy Ring, made by the same person who made Happy Health and Tinder, will do. The co-founder and current Chairman of the largest dating site in the world is betting on biometric sensors and algorithms that were made in-house for the future of wearable technology.
With these sensors and algorithms, a person’s sleep, stress level, and eventually mood can be tracked. The maker of this inexpensive ceramic and resin band says that it can record activity in the peripheral nervous system. Then, it turns those readings into objective assessments of a person’s level of emotional arousal in real-time.
The Happy Ring is not a Tinder replacement
Wearing this ring won’t help you find your true love or life partner, unfortunately. Still, it will tell you how happy you are right now.
“There are a number of wearables that can help you get healthier.” But the mind and how it affects a person’s health are almost never taken into account. If we can keep track of and analyze our emotions, we will be able to figure out what habits are good for our health.
One can be pretty sure that the organization in charge of the ring has the right amount of scientific knowledge. Co-founders and co-CEOs of the company are Dr. Dustin Freckleton, a successful businessman with more than 15 patents, and Sue Smalley. Ms. Smalley is an emerita professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, where she started the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Happy Health is the leader in preventive medicine (MARC). On the other hand, Sean Rad came up with the idea of “swiping right” first.
Happy Ring versus Oura
The Oura is the most well-known smart ring on the market, and for good reason. It is a highly regarded wearable with a focus on measuring your sleep, heart rate, breathing, and other activities to give you a full picture of your daily routine. The Happy Ring has a similar set of sensors on the inside edge that rest on the skin. These record electrical activity in both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
In this way, technically, the Happy Ring is very similar to the Oura. It looks like a cowboy hat and sits on top of a custom-made obelisk for wireless charging. It comes in two shiny colors, black and white. And just like the rest of the IT business, this sector is more focused on the services it offers than on the equipment itself.
You save money on the total cost of your membership, which includes the Happy Ring, the longer you use the service. There is a plan that costs $300 for 12 months and costs $25 per month. And there is another plan that costs $480 for 24 months and costs $20 per month. You can also pay $30 a month if you want.
Users at any level can use the Happy app’s analysis and reporting of their sleep, heart rate tracking, guided breathing exercises, and journal prompt based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Apple Health and the Happy app work together. The company has told me that a version that works with Android will be available “very soon.”
Even though the idea of keeping track of someone’s mood is interesting, the high cost of the device needs to be talked about. The retail price of the Oura Ring is between $300 and $400, depending on how good it is. And the monthly membership fee is $5. Even if you don’t have to pay anything upfront to use Happy Ring, it will still cost you at least $240 to keep using the service. Also, the costs of providing a higher level of service quickly add up.
Battery that lasts
According to the company that made the Happy Ring, its battery can last for about three days if its many sensors are always collecting data. Furthermore, it can be charged in about an hour.
Even though the sensors on the Oura Ring aren’t always working, the device can still be used for five or six days.
Both devices can be kept charged with little extra work if they are built into activities they are already doing. If you charge the ring in its own base before you get in the shower or go to bed, it won’t lose power or stop working.
Right now, you can place a pre-order for The Happy Ring. However, you won’t get it until later in the year. We can’t wait to give you the results of our thorough review. Some suppliers are asking for an upfront fee to secure a pre- order. We would recommend not to do so.
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Last Updated on May 10, 2023
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