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Wearables expand to waistline, feet and fingers

Michael Kan | Jan. 8, 2015
Wearables for the wrist are all the rage at this year's International CES show, but companies are also coming up with devices meant to be worn on your waist, your feet and your index finger.

Simply called the Ring, the device is meant to be worn on the index finger, and can remotely control functions on the smartphone through finger gestures. The product does this with built-in motion sensors and Bluetooth connectivity.

For example, to access the phone's camera, the wearer can gesture the letter "C" with the ring finger. To play music, the wearer can draw a triangle in the air to represent a "play" icon.

Logbar has included a whole range of different gesture patterns for the Ring, but they require an app to be installed on the smartphone. The Ring has a range of 5 meters and a claimed battery life of one to three days.

The product was funded on Kickstarter, and more units will arrive in March for a price of $269. The company hopes to lower the price to between $100 and $200 in the future.

 

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