Smart home products or home automation has made our life so easy. A variety of products with different features and benefits also hits the market as technology advances. Wearables are now moving the smart way by helping people in different manners. Considering that the wearable market is still unexplored, there is a lot of potential in wearable Technology to advance into a very new zone.
Now even jewellery is stepping into the smart zone. In this review, you will get to know about the smart biometric ring that has taken the market by a storm. It will soon be a replacement to your keys, card and passwords. Token is the latest smart ring that has been hitting the headlines.
Let us know more about Token – the smart ring
The smart ring comes with a built-in scanner that scans your fingerprint the minute you slip this ring on your finger. The ring uses this method to verify your identity. For establishing a connection and using the ring, the person has to wear it all times. The minute the user takes it out of their fingers, the connection breaks. The beauty of this ring is that if somebody else tries to wear it, it will be useless because this ring surely functions only on the fingerprint of a person.
Design of the ring
The design of this ring resembles a wedding band. The thickness of the ring is sized at 2.5 mm and a width of 9mm. The rose gold finish of this 14-carat ring adds to its beauty. It helps in making payments and replaces transit passes, access cards to your workplace and even car keys. This is because this ring is equipped with a secured element, accelerometer, Bluetooth and NFC.
Price options of the ring
If you look at the price-range, you have an option to choose between the brushed sterling silver finish rings priced $249 or the black rhodium and rose gold version which costs $299. This ring is not only waterproof, but in a single charge, you can use it for at least two weeks. In addition to the ring charges, by spending additional $100, a person can also add the car plug and deadbolt feature. For people who are interested to get their hands on this ring and are eager to know when it will hit the market, for now, sources state that the official shipment of this product starts by December.
Different uses of Token-the smart ring
Pay your subway fares with this ring
Users can easily pay their Subway fares with the help of this ring. Presently there are 40 cities in the world, which will allow Token wearers to use their ring in front of the card scanners. By 2018, the company plans to add on another 20 transit systems, which will be compatible with the token ring.
Home and automobile owners also stand to benefit
Another feature that is installed is the NFC deadbolt. This will help homeowners to unlock and lock the front door with just a simple tap. For automobile owners, the company has plans to come up with a car kit that automobile owners can use for unlocking the door without using their keys. All they have to do is to press the smart start button located on the ring and their car door will either lock or unlock.
A replacement for your pin numbers and passwords
To help in the prevention of Identity theft and secure financial accounts, the use of a two-way verification is on the pipeline. This will allow people to use this ring as a replacement for the passwords and pin numbers. This seems to be a good idea, as this way it will ensure the security of the user.
Additional features that is yet to come in
Tie-Up and Partnerships
The company has already managed to make some very good partnerships and tie-ups. FIDO Alliance has also joined hands with the CO founders of Token, Steve Shapiro and Melanie to help in the implementation process of biometric authentication. Even tech giant Microsoft is a part of partnership. It will help the organization in coming up with a system that will allow the ring to be compatible with various Microsoft products including Windows 10.