October 12, 2017

Ringly Activity Tracker Review

It's no secret that I love a good activity/fitness tracker. I've done multiple posts on different ones over the years, and even though I love my Kate Spade one, I felt like I needed a change.

The thing about me is that even if I love something to the moon and back, I get rather bored very quickly. That is probably why I buy so much stuff because I get bored with everything. That is not a good habit to have and I definitely need to get better at loving what I have.

A few months ago I started to get annoyed with my Kate Spade activity tracker. I started to feel like it was a little too big and it clashed with so many of my outfits. I felt silly wearing it when I was out at night or in a fancier setting but I was obsessed with tracking my steps.

I wanted a fitness tracker that was a little chicer, something that would go with everything and looked more like jewelry than an actual tracker. Kate Spade definitely has those but they are a little more expensive and I wanted to try something new.

I had my eye on Ringly for a while. An activity tracker that was in the form of a ring? Yes! It was stylish, practical, and seemed to be what I was looking for. But then I got to thinking, would I want to wear the same ring every day? Rings are my favorite piece of jewelry and I wear them every.single.day.

They also had a nice little price tag and rarely go on sale so I ultimately decided against it.

However, Ringly recently came out with Ringly Go, which is a cheaper version of their original bracelets (aside from rings, they also have metal bracelets) that have a leather strap.

These seemed to be exactly what I was looking for and I ordered one with a coupon code I found online.

Now, Ringly does not track sleep which I didn't realize until I received it in the mail. If I had known that, I might not have ordered it.





The cool thing about Ringly and what I really liked was that it sent you alerts from your phone. You can set it up to vibrate and flash a certain color when you get a text message (you can personalize colors for specific people in your phone book), phone call, email, or any other app on your phone that Ringly syncs with.

I really loved this feature and it remains probably the only reason I'm still wearing it.



Another incredible feature? Guided meditation! This is a relatively new update that came about a month or so after I had my Ringly. I like that feature and think it's a nice touch. You can even set up alerts to remind you when to meditate throughout the day.

Those are two features that I love, aside from the fact that it doesn't look like a fitness tracker.

Now, the cons...

It may just be me but I feel like the steps are very inaccurate. I feel like I'm taking a lot more steps a day than Ringly tells me.

It also has a lot of glitches, at least that has been my experience. It takes forever to load steps and some days, when my Ringly is fully charged, it doesn't load my steps at all and I lose an entire day.

The last con is that the battery life is horrific. When you buy a Ringly, it says that you need to charge it every night or every other night but I had no idea that it would be this bad, that the charge literally dies immediately.

So, my conclusion? I'm very indifferent. I think that if you want a tracker that almost acts like an Apple Watch and you need something that is super chic and stylish, I'd go for the Ringly. However, if you want a tracker that does everything, including track sleep, then this might not be for you.

Remember when purchasing that the constant charging might be a deal breaker.

All in all, I think I still prefer my Kate Spade tracker but I LOVE the alerts feature and wil continue to use Ringly mainly for that!

What is your favorite activity tracker right now?
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