MOTA turns to crowdfunding to build SmartRing, a smartwatch alternative for your finger
MOTA's idea is that smartwatches are too intrusive and a ring is a more natural form factor to diminish unwanted distractions. The ring will vibrate with notification- and person- specific vibrations so users will know what and who is reaching out just by tactile feedback. You won't have to glance away from any other people you are interacting with and the notification is both noticeable and subtle enough not to be disturbing. This is a smart idea, but we will reserve judgment until we try it.
For $150, you can get your device a month earlier and be part of an “alpha” testing team. With 29 days to go in their funding cycle on Indiegogo, they have collected 3% of their goal of $150,000. If this keeps up, and likely it will, they should be good to start production. Still, we hope there are no unexpected delays.