Gucci X OURA Ring marries function and fashion together in this modern wearable

The Oura Ring on its own is already a fantastic product. But what happens when the team behind it partners with a luxury fashion house like Gucci? Well, you get a luxurious smart ring that will be much-coveted.

This is the first collaboration between the fashion brand and the Finnish health technology company. Getting fit and healthy can be stylish now with all the fun and beautiful wearable pieces available on the market. Of course, trendy smartwatches can help, but intelligent rings like the Oura Ring are more convenient.

Designer: Gucci

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Of course, the Oura Ring’s features are limited, but you can never go wrong with a stylish product. The Gucci x Oura Ring celebrates self-discovery and individuality. Oura’s technology combined with Gucci’s flair for style results in an “exquisitely crafted” ring.

People won’t think you’re wearing a health tracker because the Gucci x Oura Ring looks just like a simple accessory. It works with an accompanying app which means you can enjoy the research-grade technology, insights, and personalized guidance Oura is known for. It offers the same comfort and biometric accuracy but now with the distinct Gucci style.

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Oura believes that what one wears also impacts how a person feels. The Oura technology is already established, but it has become a more attractive wearable device with Gucci’s style. This is fashion and function together. Oura’s Chief Operations Officer Michael Chapp said, “Oura has always held a firm belief that wearables can be both innovative and stylish.” Indeed, the Gucci X Oura Ring is one valuable and fashionable accessory.

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The luxury fashion version of the Oura Ring boasts Gucci’s iconic G monogram with a sleek, braided trim set in 18K gold. Oura’s versatile design gets an elegant twist from the Italian fashion house. The Gucci X Oura Ring can track and analyze data and provide insights when it comes to technical features. It offers activity tracking, heart rate monitoring, sleep analysis, and temperature checking, among others.

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The Gucci x Oura Ring can be purchased from select Gucci stores worldwide and at Gucci.com. Expect to witness a flawless blend of function and fashion with the precise health metrics it can track and the exquisite design that is profoundly Gucci. This collaboration may seem unusual at first, but Gucci actually has origins in sports and leisure. Oura is known for its health platform and products, so the unlikely team-up is perfect. Access to personal health insights is a must these days if you want to be really fit and healthy so this Gucci X Oura Ring is definitely an ideal choice.

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Withings Scanwatch Horizon Smartwatch looks like a luxury diver’s watch

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Withings is a brand many of us know to deliver excellent fitness and health tracking and monitoring features. It continues to come up with products that don’t only look good but also offer top-notch performance.

The latest to be added to the smartwatch lineup is the Withings ScanWatch Horizon. It looks like a luxury divers watch, but it’s really just a fitness watch. The wearable device is a health hybrid smartwatch that’s been inspired by luxury diver watches.

Designer: Withings

Withings ScanWatch Horizon Functions

Withings ScanWatch Horizon Style

The connected health category is here to stay, and Withings will remain part of the revolution. The watch is now available in the United States with a $499 price tag. For a health and fitness-focused watch, the price is a little bit high, but it does look like a luxury watch. However, it is one stylish and elegant-looking timepiece that you can wear for a long time. Watch aficionados who value their health can consider this one from Withings if they want to start their fitness journey.

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The Withings Scanwatch Horizon features the usual health tracking features: ECG and monitor heart rate, blood oxygen levels, breathing disturbances, physical activity, and sleep. In addition, the watch can be used underwater should you wish to use it while swimming or diving.

Withings ScanWatch Horizon Features

Withings ScanWatch Horizon

The Withings smartwatch comes in a luxurious sapphire-glass casing. The cover has an anti-reflection coating, while the rotating bezel is set in stainless steel. Like a real diver’s watch, its bezel has laser-engraved markings to show standard codes of diving practice. The watch also features Luminova hollow watch hands, indicators, and indices. This means you can use the watch even in low-light conditions.

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A rubberized wristband can replace the ScanWatch Horizon’s stainless-steel band if you want a more sporty look and feel. In addition, the watch’s battery life can last up to 30 days on a single full charge. It also offers 10 ATM water resistance so that you can wear it for water sports, snorkeling, and swimming.

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The watch works with a connected Health Mate app. It has the standard tech and fitness features, including ECG-tracking while underwater. That is not impossible because the watch has been clinically-validated. Its mirror-polished serrated bezel works as an electrode, so tracking and recording can be done with speed and convenience. Under normal circumstances, the 30-second ECG recording works. Results are then shown on the screen and checked in the compatible app. You can view there an in-depth diagnostic report of your health.

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Neatfit fitness tracker concept mixes stylish simplicity and practicality

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Getting into health and fitness should not be complicated. Exercising can be challenging and exhausting, but it can also be fun and energizing. Nearly two years into this pandemic, you have probably started a workout routine. If not, then now is the time to get moving and be active in any way you can.

Deciding to get active is the first step, but starting is another thing. Next, you can probably shop for the right workout clothes so you will be motivated. Then, get a new fitness tracker or smartwatch so you can track your progress. You may also try those numerous health apps available and see what is best for you. If needed, you may even pay for a subscription to have full access to all the features and functions.

Designers: Ivan Shmatko for Aiia International

Neatfit Fitness Tracker Concept

But then you only need the basics like a pedometer, calorie burn calculator, distance tracker, notifications, and reminders to get moving. If you always want to be connected, you can also set alarms for messages, calls, and emails, although we recommend turning them off for an uninterrupted workout.

Neatfit is a concept that is nothing like those fitness trackers you see in the market. While those smartwatches and health trackers are getting more advanced with additional features and premium specs, the Neatfit only offers what most people need. Even when it comes to our health, things should be simple and clutter-free. There is so much noise in the world, and you do not need to be bothered or even pay for features you do not really use.

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The Neatfit is a simple fitness tracker that makes a lasting impression with its sleek design. It is for those few who can appreciate simplicity and a healthy and fit lifestyle. Why the Neatfit when there are more advanced smartwatches? This one boasts a stylish yet minimalistic look, and it can be an elegant wearable device you can also use every day.

Neatfit shows only the information you need with the five hidden LED indicators. They only show up when you check the tracker or when you need to know your progress. Do not be intimated by its fashionable look as it is straightforward to use. It comes with a 3-axis accelerometer, a vibration motor, and a magnetic charger connector. A small 80mAh battery powers the watch and we’re assuming this doesn’t require much power to last.

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The designer behind Neatfit promised an IP96 waterproof level rating. The fitness tracker combines aluminum, TPU, and ABS plastic—resulting in a refined and sophisticated look. The black model looks more like a classy bracelet than a rugged fitness watch. It’s lightweight at only 15g and measures 15.5mm in width. It fits most wrists with 145 to 215 mm in circumference.

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Industrial designer Ivan Shmatko designed this for Aiia International several years ago, but we can still appreciate the simplicity of the design. Overly complex gadgets abound, but you only need what works for you when it comes to health and fitness. So get a simple tracker like the Neatfit, open a compatible app on your smartphone, and start your way to a healthier you.

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These portable medical devices are designed be a completely incognito health monitoring setup

Lunit is a collection of portable medical devices designed to be inconspicuous for comfortable use in public settings.

Portable medical devices are trusted by those of us with health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Recontextualizing the portable medical device to be more accessible and tactful, designers Dayeon Jang and Sungchae Park created Lunit, a collection of portable medical devices designed for use in public settings.

Lunit is comprised of four medical devices: an inhaler, blood glucose meter, insulin syringe, and a blood pressure oximeter. Jang and Park took on the portable medical device because they noticed a lack of ergonomics and comfort in the antiquated medical devices still on the market today. Each device of Lunit is inspired by the dark side of the moon to be inconspicuous at first glance, laced in smoky black and gray tones and wrapped in translucent coverings reminiscent of evening mist.

Lunit’s inhaler comes in the same familiar shape as traditional inhalers, but a tubelike build with rounded corners and edges gives it a smoother grip and more ergonomic handling shape. The translucent coverings on both ends of the inhaler also work to give it a more obscure look.

Jang and Park reinterpreted the blood glucose meter as a household product that could be taken on the go as easily as the inhaler. The insulin syringe also finds a bit of obscurity through translucent, foggy coverings that conceal the full function of the syringe, giving it a design as discreet as a pen’s. Finally, the blood pressure oximeter is small enough to fit inside your breast or back pocket and comes with all the functions of a traditional oximeter.

Designed to fit inside your pocket, portable medical devices like inhalers and insulin syringes allow users to take care of restricted airways and high blood sugar levels from anywhere, but sometimes the device’s aesthetic design is less user-friendly than their portability. In prioritizing a discreet look for Lunit, the designers hoped to dampen the staring eyes and stigma typically associated with portable medical devices.

Speaking to this, the designers suggest, “When using medical devices outside, users can [become] nervous or uncomfortable because they are worried about what people think about them or their actions. We want to solve [this] through design so that users with underlying diseases can no longer hide and take care of their health with confidence.”

Designers: Sungchae Park and Dayeon Jang

The ribbed, translucent covering of Lunit’s insulin syringe gives it inconspicuous concealment.

When covered, the insulting syringe from Lunit looks like a pen. 

The blood pressure oximeters are adorned with yellow dots similar to a starry night.

Small enough to fit into any pocket, Lunit’s oximeter can be taken anywhere.

The household blood glucose meter looks just like a portable radio.

Equipped with their own carrying case, each device from Lunit is designed to make taking care of yourself look as good as it feels.

This cork planter + assistive device functions as a lantern and health tracker for the elderly!

More than a quarter of the world’s elderly population relies on assistive devices throughout the day to help with daily activities like cleaning, walking, and cooking. With contactless health services rising in popularity due to the global pandemic of 2020, that number is sure to only increase. While functionality is the most crucial aspect of assistive devices, the overall look and approachability are arguably just as important. Recognizing the importance of intuitive and simple design, designers at Iran University of Science and Technology created Fanoos, a health tracker for elderly people that doubles as a nighttime lantern.

Fanoos consists of a planter that rests at the bottom of the device’s three-legged frame and a detachable lantern that sits just above it. The three wooden legs that comprise Fanoos’s frame seem to be cut from natural pinewood, while the planter and lamplight mimic the texture of cork for a soft and lightweight feel. Included with Fanoos is an emergency button located on the top of the lamplight, which can be pressed whenever medical attention is necessary. Through integrated technology, Fanoos tracks the health status of elderly citizens, from sleeping habits to their emotional wellbeing. In fact, Fanoos adapts according to the user’s mood and emotional state.

In addition to the health-tracking sensors that fill out Fanoos, the detachable lamp’s light is adjustable so that it can be dimmed or brightened throughout the day and night according to each user’s preference or need. During the night, when a user needs to use the bathroom or grab a glass of water from the kitchen, the detachable lamp can be used like an old-school lantern and carried throughout the house. Or, if a user cannot walk and carry the lantern at the same time, the brightness can be raised to light up the room just enough to see the floor and surrounding space.

Designer: Iran University of Science and Technology

Fanoos consists of a planter and lantern equipped with integrated health-tracking technology.

Fanoos’s simple assembly further enhances its intuitive design and makes it easy to transport or switch between rooms.

An SOS button on the top of Fanoos’s lantern signal that a resident requires medical attention.

Fanoos adapts to each resident’s changing mood and preference.

Come night, Fanoos becomes a lantern for the elderly to use when moving from room to room.

A medical device that gives you doctor-free monitoring from top to toe!

I am guilty of going to the doctor for the smallest concern because there is no way for me to analyze what requires immediate attention. I am sure that I am not the only one who Googles symptoms and then descends into panic. It would be so much easier if there was a device like Kala, conceptual health monitoring smart kit that provides a complete non-invasive medical check-up.

A quick look at how much time, money and stress this could save us – 1/5th of doctor’s consultation time is spent on non-medical issues and there are more than 13.5 million GP appointments that do not require medical attention, most of these can be attributed to the human nature of worrying and because there is no other way of ruling out how we feel. Devices like Kala that use existing technology in innovative ways can pave the way to make monitoring devices digital, smaller, non-invasive and most importantly, accessible.

Over 60% of the world’s deaths are caused by heart disease, stroke, cancer, respiratory disease, and diabetes. The first step in diagnosing these ailments requires simple tools like a stethoscope, thermometer, blood pressure pump, and self-glucose monitor – Kala includes all of these and more. It tests lung functions, temperature, blood glucose, blood oxygen, stethoscope, electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure which can reduce panic doctor visits and save time on follow-ups too.

Kala uses artificial intelligence to read and translate data from the device into understandable diagnostics for the user. The smart device is trained to recognize normal and abnormal values – so it cannot diagnose diseases but it can warn you when something does not seem right about your vital statistics. It has been designed keeping in mind that apart from regular check-ups at home it also serves for emergency check-ups, hence the results are in a simple green or amber color for the user to quickly grasp what’s happening and take action if needed. It is crucial in eliminating anxiety while waiting on an appointment date and lets you monitor your health at home which can save many of us from the spiral of overthinking a small allergy or heartburn. It is also a great way to find out if it is a concerning situation and then taking the right call which can also end up saving time in many cases.

One of the coolest features is that it is independent of smartphones and the internet which is a major advantage thanks to the built-in AI but also has the sync-to-your-phone feature to look back at results. If you don’t have a smartphone that is fine too, it includes a built-in thermal printer so you don’t have to rely on any other external factors to do a well-rounded test and keep the results – this is especially helpful in lesser developed regions where users may not have smartphones to sync and track their health data. The parts are made from stainless steel which retains a clean and sterile surface. The rest of the box uses recycled plastic. One of these devices can help an entire community where medical facilities might be scarce, it makes good health accessible to everyone.

Kala is the future of having an efficient and accessible health management system for individuals, communities, and reduce the load on medical facilities.

Designer: Maximos Angelakis

Nokia’s Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Now if a Google Home or an Apple HomePod could give me inputs on how to stay healthy, by collating my information and giving me tips on how to live a better life, I’d definitely consider it. If a home assistant could tell me if my sleeping patterns needed improvement, or that my diet could use some tweaking, or perhaps some outdoor time for my heart-rate, that’s what I’d really value in a home assistant. Nokia’s Home tries to be that guardian. Designed as a conceptual device by Rik Oudenhoven during his time at Nokia, the Nokia Home is a completely re-imagined device. Designed to do more than just connect you to internet-based services that collect data and generate revenue, the Nokia Home allows you to live a better life… aside from listening to music!

It collates data from all your devices, allowing the Home to map out your lifestyle, from your activity, to nutrition, to sleeping patterns. It then uses this data to give you advice on how to live better, from something as simple as sitting correctly or sleeping correctly, to more complex changes like suggesting dietary preferences. In short, it focuses its data collection around the overall wellbeing of its user… while respecting privacy! Yes, Nokia, a Finnish company, in compliance with European Union laws and the GDPR, works without compromising the privacy of its user. The Home, aside from protecting your data, gives you the ability to mute the Home Assistant whenever you want, making sure it doesn’t collect further data on you until you choose for it to do so!

Designer: Rik Oudenhoven

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyleNokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Nokia's Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

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Turn your clothes into health trackers

It seems like only yesterday the hype of fitness wearables was the talk of the town. It wasn’t long until that hype died down and we were left with this sense of confusion with what to do with our impulsively bought not-so-smart, smart wearables. Thankfully, with the passing of time and the history of lessons learned, comes a powerful new biosensor.

Introducing Spire Health Tag – the World’s smallest personal health microsensor that adheres to your clothes, no charging or changing required. No need to replace or recharge this wearable, Spire Health Tags have a year-long battery life and can go through the washer and dryer without having to be replaced or reapplied. The Spire Health Tag is the industry’s most miniature biosensor that discreetly adheres to your clothes and uses advanced algorithms to provide personalized, real-time health guidance for sleep, calmness and daily activity.

Founded in 2013 by Jonathan Palley, Neema Moraveji, and Ben Yule – Spire are dedicated to giving every person the power to control their own mental and physical health by capturing real-time bio-signals and making data useful and actionable. I can’t emphasize the word “micro” enough here; Spire has revolutionized the way we will use wearables shortly and hopefully thanks to their excellent software pairing, it will help us be more mindful of our situations. We’ve seen so many health wearables come and go over the last few years, could this be the one to change the tide?

Designer: Spire

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Turn your clothes into health trackers

It seems like only yesterday the hype of fitness wearables was the talk of the town. It wasn’t long until that hype died down and we were left with this sense of confusion with what to do with our impulsively bought not-so-smart, smart wearables. Thankfully, with the passing of time and the history of lessons learned, comes a powerful new biosensor.

Introducing Spire Health Tag – the World’s smallest personal health microsensor that adheres to your clothes, no charging or changing required. No need to replace or recharge this wearable, Spire Health Tags have a year-long battery life and can go through the washer and dryer without having to be replaced or reapplied. The Spire Health Tag is the industry’s most miniature biosensor that discreetly adheres to your clothes and uses advanced algorithms to provide personalized, real-time health guidance for sleep, calmness and daily activity.

Founded in 2013 by Jonathan Palley, Neema Moraveji, and Ben Yule – Spire are dedicated to giving every person the power to control their own mental and physical health by capturing real-time bio-signals and making data useful and actionable. I can’t emphasize the word “micro” enough here; Spire has revolutionized the way we will use wearables shortly and hopefully thanks to their excellent software pairing, it will help us be more mindful of our situations. We’ve seen so many health wearables come and go over the last few years, could this be the one to change the tide?

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