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Motiv Ring

Motivation, wrapped around your finger

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Arielle Zuckerberg
Hunter
@ariellezuck · Partner at KPCB
Hey, everyone! I’m excited to tell you about a cool new product from an SF startup that launches today. Motiv Ring is a fitness tracker that tracks activity, heart rate and sleep. I’ve been a Beta tester for a couple of months, and the thing I’m most blown away by is the form factor -- it’s the most low-profile fitness tracker I’ve ever used/seen. I even wore it to a black-tie event! Check it out, share it with your friends, bookmark it and come back later. I know the team would love some feedback and of course if you have questions, ask away! For more info or to reserve yours visit: http://www.mymotiv.com. You can also follow along on social: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motiv Twitter: https://twitter.com/motiv YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/... Cheers! Arielle
Adrian Knoll@adrian_knoll · Head of Digital
@ariellezuck very cool product indeed. do you know if it will allow to share data with iOS health as well? I couldn't find info on their website.
Shy Rosenzweig@shyrosenzweig · GM - Monyx
@ariellezuck Love it, I hope its accurate
Yaniv E@nycortex · CTO/Founder pipsrewards.com
@ariellezuck Is there a way to turn off the bluetooth?
Curt von Badinski
Maker
@curtvb · Cofounder and CTO @Motiv
@nycortex @ariellezuck The ring syncs with the app every several minutes. You can also manually sync by spinning the ring a couple times on your finger. We do not currently offer a way to turn off the Bluetooth.
Amanda Nagy (Ingle)@amandacnagy · Graphic Designer II, Anytime Fitness LLC
@curtvb very cool product. Love the concept! Working for a fitness company, I'm always impressed with new and improved fitness tech.
Mike Strasser
Maker
@mstrasser · Co-founder and CEO @Motiv
@adrian_knoll @ariellezuck Hi Adrian, we won't have iOS Health Integration at launch, but we will integrate it soon after.
Adrian Knoll@adrian_knoll · Head of Digital
@mstrasser @ariellezuck thanks for the answer. I think it's a critical feature as we consolidate our tracking & analyses records to as few 'dashboards' as possible (preferably one), otherwise, we have a lot of data but very little information.
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I've never had a strong motivation (no pun intended) to buy a wrist wearable. They often look and feel too bulky. This is super cool form factor, but I wonder how accurate it is in tracking sleep and physical activity.
Matt@mzuvella · Director of Marketing @ FamePick
@rrhoover How do you know what's 'accurate' when it comes to wearables though?
Michal Subel@michal_subel · Building digital products
@professorz there were tests conducted on the Apple Watch which concluded that its heart rate monitoring is very close to medical grade equipment http://www.wareable.com/apple/ap...
@rrhoover i am going to build a ring that zaps you someday.
Henning Horn@henninghorn · Tinker
@rrhoover I've thought the same, but last summer I randomly stumbled across Withings and their Activité Steel watch: http://www.withings.com/eu/en/pr... Since then they've also released Steel HR: http://www.withings.com/eu/en/pr...
Austin Sandmeyer@as_austin · Thinker/Student/Rockstar
This look's super cool! I'm very intrigued by this type of fitness tracker. We've seen the wrist done a thousand times (some good, some bad). Motivation is in the air this time of year! 💪 Excited to test it out, hopefully soon!
Mike Strasser
Maker
@mstrasser · Co-founder and CEO @Motiv
@as_austin Love it, can't wait for you to try one.
Robert Tregaskes@robtregaskes · Head of Logistics, Qardio
This looks very interesting and I love the concept, but as somebody very familiar with consumer electronics supply chains and the components used in a number of commercial devices, I'm curious as to how the electronics have been miniaturised? It looks smaller than standard BLE chips or power sources and makes me question if it is too good to be true (if I'm honest!). I would have thought any non-commoditised components will push up the BOM prohibitively for a market space which is effectively commoditised. The Kerv ring is only trying to handle a passive NFC chip with no power requirements, and they still haven't shipped yet a year later than planned.
Curt von Badinski
Maker
@curtvb · Cofounder and CTO @Motiv
@robtregaskes Motiv is three years in the making, and our battery was a big part of that timeline. Small is hard! Nothing like it exists, so we made the battery ourselves. We're a serious company with awesome engineers who specialize in miniaturization. As for what else is inside, we follow the industry very closely and knew when the timing was right to even start thinking about a ring this small.
Robert Tregaskes@robtregaskes · Head of Logistics, Qardio
@curtvb Fair enough. I'm yet to be convinced I think but I would love to be proved wrong! Good luck! 😎
Tom Bielecki@tombielecki · Cofounder, PrintToPeer
@curtvb but what about the BLE miniaturization concern?
Julie Delanoy@syswarren · Design at Product Hunt 😻
This is something I'd use and wear (for real this time).