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Mota SmartRing hits Indiegogo

The Mota SmartRing was already unveiled at IFA this week, but now it’s hit crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Can it raise enough cash?

If you think all these smartwatches look the same, maybe the Mota SmartRing is for you. It fits on your finger like a normal ring, but syncs to your phone via Bluetooth and shows alerts, messages, and more.

If you’re fed up of being badgered, you can limit which alerts you receive and who from. Just fire up the app on your Android or iOS handset, and select who you want to hear from and how you want to hear from them.

Assign each a tactile alert, and you’ll know who’s getting in touch without even looking at the screen.

You can even adjust how fast you scroll through text, depending on how fast you read. Which makes it one of the most customisable wearables we’ve seen.

Like some Nokia Lumia handsets, the SmartRing features wireless charging. To juice it up, just place it on its charging station.

At first, it will only work with iOS and Android devices, and will support calls, text messages, emails, and calendar notifications. Mota is also working with Facebook and Twitter, and says it will extend to more apps if it gets the support.

The SmartRing is available in black or white, and can be yours for a pledge of $75 (£49, including shipping to the UK). The device will start shipping in March next year.

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