Smart Ring, Zen Watch Keep Users Connected

New products for Android-lovers take wearables to the next level.

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Mota SmartRing keeps users connected to calls, texts, email and social networks. Designed to work with Android and iOS, the SmartRing uses vibrations and a discreet LED screen to notify users of incoming calls. A downloadable app lets users set alerts and VIP contacts.

Low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 communications provides a stable connection between a phone and the SmartRing. The ring charges via an inductive wireless charging station — users simply place the ring on top of it. The battery is designed to last one to three days on a single charge.

ASUS ZenWatch
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The ASUS ZenWatch is powered by Android Wear and features a version of the ASUS ZenUI user interface developed specifically for ZenWatch. This slim device pairs with a smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher to provide relevant and useful information when it is needed most, and also to serve as a personal wellness manager in conjunction with the ASUS ZenUI Wellness app.


The 2.5-dioptre curved glass increases usability with a smooth and responsive touch experience. The watch has a stitched-leather strap and quick-release clasp, and comes with a selection of instantly changeable software watch faces, allowing users to customize ZenWatch easily.


Miriam Jones is a former chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines.
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