My Motiv ring activity tracker arrived back in October and after wearing it a few months; here is my review. It is very sleek looking but was it worth the $200 & the long wait?
The Motiv ring is a unisex ring that comes in black or silver sizes 6-12 that is a smart ring counting your steps, monitors your heart rate, calories & other activity...
The Motiv ring was 1st announced in January 2017 and almost 10 months later products are now starting to steadily ship and be available for purchase. The buying process was unique for me, I originally ordered my ring back in July but I was in a holding pattern just waiting for over 3 months.
In October I got an email saying my credit card was going to be charged and a size kit would be sent to me. They claim their ring sizes are non traditional and recommend trying on a plastic mock up of the ring for 24- 48 hours and then using your redemption code on the box, you go in the app and finalize your order with your ring size 6 - 12.
From there, the ring arrived via 2 day priority shipping and the pairing process was simple, note there is not android support yet, just Apple. The battery life is a little over 72 hours and it is waterproof so you can wear it just about anywhere including in the pool or shower.
The app is plain but it counts your steps along with miles registered, it registers your heart rate, calories & sleep patterns. you have options to enable notifications and see how your activity is doing against your "targets." Compared to the fit-bit or apple watch activity tracker apps, I would say the version 1.0 of the Motiv software, it is comparable but I imagine there will be some updates in the near future.
Another thing to note was my first few weeks, the motive was consistently calculating about 1/2 my steps compared to my Apple watch. On days I logged 10,000 steps with my Apple watch, the Motiv was registering around 5,000. A member of their support team responded to my inaccuracy claims and they said "One reason is we actually test accuracy against foot pods which are the best source of “truth” for steps, as well as compare our performance to popular wrist-based trackers. We also count fairly sustained steps and not every random step — that’s our intention with depending on the Active Minutes metric as opposed to a 10k benchmarker."
* Motiv Ring on the Top, Apple watch on the bottom
Should you put a (motive) ring on it...?
Short answer, go for it. I love gadgets and I think it is a cool device; if you have the $200 lying around, & you're a fan of activity trackers, try the Motive Ring out.
On Friday I went to Gamestop and picked up my SNES classic for $80. I was pleasantly surprised to see Nintendo came out with a pretty good amount of the systems compared to the Nintendo classic system released in 2016 which was hard to find and selling for 3x on the black market.
At a glance
"Nintendo had been criticized for the lack of availability of the NES Classic Edition, of which they sold 2.3 million units between November 2016 and April 2017, having not been prepared for the console's popularity.
With the Super NES Classic Edition, Nintendo originally said that although they were prepared to produce significantly more Super NES Classics than NES Classics, they would be halting production at the end of 2017. Due to overwhelming demand, Nintendo changed their plans, with Nintendo CEO Reggie Fils-Aimé not only confirming the continued production of the system throughout 2018, but also confirming the return of the NES Classic, which many people were unable to get after people bought masses of them and resold them for much more than their MSRP."
The 21 titles in the SNES Classic in my opinion represent some of the best games of the generation, but arguably it is missing key titles like NBA Jam, Earthworm Jim, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 & TMNT 4 - Turtles in Time.
Anything with Mario in it automatically gets my vote. Definitely go out and get a Super Nintendo classic IF you can get your hands on one, Super Mario World alone is worth the $80. At the very least the NES Classic and the SNES Classic will hold us over until holiday season next year when the rumored N64 classic edition is released. Enjoy yourselves.
I am a young, go getter and I am very curious, a goal of mine is to learn something new every day.