Given that device size keeps on getting smaller and smaller, it is no surprise then that women’s jewelry is among one of the things that you can now connect with your smart phone. However, there are now hundreds of different models of smart jewelry to choose from, making it especially hard to decide which one to pick. To make things worse, many pieces of smart jewelry are second rate and function poorly. This guide should help with that. We’ll first go over the basics of smart jewelry and then we’ll list the best pieces of smart jewelry for women you can buy online. But first, let’s cover the basics.
What is Smart Jewelry
Smart Jewelry, like any device labeled as “smart”, has sensors built-in and has wireless connectivity built-in so it can either connect to the internet on its own or pair with a device that you have on hand, like your smart phone. As a wearable, jewelry such as this can also be considered as an offspring of the internet of things. So what do they do? As they can typically connect to your smartphone, they can actually do quite a bit. For instance, they can track how far you’ve walked, notify you about messages or calls or even act as safety devices. Many pieces of smart jewelry also function as health trackers, allowing you to better keep track of your period, heart-rate and other health indicators.
Smart Jewelry for Safety
As of late, smart jewelry has, in some cases, been repurposed as safety devices. So how does that work? Many models can be configured to automatically alert someone or the authorities whenever they are triggered. And they provide a discrete way of doing so since they aren’t as obvious and noticeable as your smartphone is. If an attacker threatens you, your jewelry can become a second line of defense.
Best Smart Jewelry for Women Reviewed
Below is a list of some of the many many many pieces of smart jewelry you can buy these days. Of course, each of the devices below is made with women in mind and we’ve tried to cover everything from necklaces, bracelets and rings.
The Bellabeat Leaf is one of the most popular pieces of smart jewelry you can buy today. And, not to mention, it is one of the most affordable. It is a necklace that comes in a variety of colors and can even be reconfigured as a bracelet. What’s so special about it? The Bellabeat leaf is also actually a health monitor. It keeps track of your period cycle and sleep cycles to wake you up exactly when you are at the lightest phase of your sleep. It also helps you keep track of your to-do list. One thing to keep in mind with this item is that the battery is not rechargeable. However, it does last 6 months and is always on. The device connects to a smartphone app that lets you use the data and manage it.
While the Fossil Q Wander is a smartwatch, who says that smart watches aren’t jewelry? The device is fully featured and can connect with your smartphone to give you updates on all of your social media apps and messaging. The best part about the piece is that it is so stylish, especially with its leather strap. And unlike most smartwatches, it isn’t too big and looks great even on smaller wrists. It’s built-in microphone also lets you control your phone with your voice. The device stays charged for one day of use and works with both Android and iOS.
The Fitbit flex band is really just a bracelet that holds your Fitbit flex, but it looks great. At first glance, it is hard to tell the difference between it and any regular jewelry. It comes in silver or 22 karat plated gold. It does a great job of making you regular Fitbit look great on occasion where you wouldn’t normally wear it. However, one thing to note is that some people reported that the device came apart in some cases, so make sure you won’t be using the bracelet for exercise if you plan on buying it!
The Misfit ray is a discrete and minimalist smart bracelet that lets you track your fitness. One key difference with this device compared to the other pieces is that it lets you connect to the other smart devices in your home, so you can turn off the lights just with your jewelry. It also connects with your phone to keep track of your sleep and how many calories you are burning. For the kind of device that it is, it has great integrations with the apps on your phone and lets you, among other things, take pictures and selfies by controlling your phone’s camera app. Like the Bellabeat Leaf, however, the device is not rechargeable, but, in return offers a battery life of 6 months. Since the price is low, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
The Michael Kors Thompson is the first true piece of smart jewelry on this list. It is a stunning bracelet that connects to your smartphone to become a fitness tracker and app controller. It also has meaningful app integrations allowing it to have far-reaching functionalities. For instance, it can control your powerpoint presentations, play music or control your phone’s camera app. This is a great buy if you want something that is technically powerful, yet still has a traditional jewelry look and feel.
The Timex Metropolitan is a smart watch unlike any other. In looks great in stainless steel and actually has a real watch face. It is driven by quartz like other normal watches, however, within, it has smartphone connectivity to you can use to track the amount of steps you walked and other health indicators. It is also water resistant up to 50 meters, which is a lot more than anything else on this list.
This Viennois Swarovski Crystal smart bracelet is an inexpensive yet stylish smart bracelet that, like all others, lets you track your fitness levels. However, unlike the others, it has the ability to charge wirelessly, meaning you do not need to buy one every six months. This is a great choice if you are looking for a piece of smart jewelry that lets you recharge it.
The Ares Smart ring is unlike the other pieces in this list because it is a smart ring. For how tiny it is, it can do quite a bit. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth to use it and once you have it all setup, you can have color-coded notifications appear on the face of the ring depending on what app is sending it. More importantly, however, is that this smart ring acts as a safety device. It lets you hard code a phone number to auto dial in case of emergency. All you need to do to activate it is press a special button on the ring. The ring also has an out of range notification so if you are too far away from your phone or it is stolen, you’ll know right away. It is also waterproof and contains wireless charging capabilities. This is one of the best pieces of smart jewelry we reviewed.
The Kate Spade is a cute, but simple activity tracker that does all that you would expect from such a device. However, it only tracks sleep and steps. Furthermore, others had issues with how well the notifications worked. They would sometimes not work. Verdict? The price is a little high for the little functionality that it offers.
The Mira Wellness and Activity bracelet is the last piece of smart jewelry that we’ve reviewed. It features a classic look and definitely more suitable for formal wear. It lasts for a long 5 days and features an interesting screen on the face of the device. That’s to say, it doesn’t look like a screen when it is off, which is great! It also comes off of the bracelet to work as a clip if you just want to wear it as an accessory on your clothing. The device also comes with a wireless charging stand so you don’t need to buy that separately. If you need a smart bracelet with a screen, this is definitely the device that you want.
So there’s the list of the best smart jewelry for women that you can buy online. As the writing of this article there are already a huge amount of the devices out there, so it is best come and check this list out as we try out new ones.
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