Google today updated its Wear OS iPhone app [Direct Link] and Google Fit Android app with a new redesign that emphasizes closing a set of rings, similar to Apple’s Activity app. Every day, Google Fit will task users to close one ring based on „move minutes“ and another ring based on „heart points“ (via The Verge).
„Move minutes“ is a metric that is intended to be better than measuring daily steps because it can capture multiple activities, and walking „might not be a great option“ for some users, Google Fit senior product manager Margaret Hollendoner explains. „Heart points“ differs from „move [...]
Apple has shared three new Close Your Rings ads on its YouTube channel in Australia, highlighting the Activity app on Apple Watch.
The fast-paced, 15-second videos each feature a different person — Eric, Atilla, and Yocelin — as they go about their busy days, closing their Move, Exercise, and Stand rings on the Apple Watch Series 3 in the process.
Eric bikes, walks his dog, purchases seafood, cooks, walks the stairs, and dances. Atilla runs, swims, plays table tennis, and shops. Yocelin plays basketball, dances, draws, tries on new clothes, and practises yoga.
Apple has been using the slogan „Close Your Rings“ as part of a [...]
Ring, the Amazon-owned company known for its camera-equipped doorbells, today announced that its new Ring Alarm security system is now available for pre-order and will begin shipping out on July 3.
First announced in the fall of 2017, the Ring Alarm is marketed as a „do-it-yourself“ home security system that does not require professional installation, nor are its users required to sign up for a long-term contract.
For $199, the Ring Alarm system includes a Base Station, a Keypad, a Contact Sensor that can be situated on a window or a door, a Motion Detector, and a Range Extender.
It is designed to be paired with existing Ring Cameras [...]
During WWDC, Apple will be launching a Close Your Rings Challenge that’s designed to motivate developers to close the three Apple Watch activity rings each day of the week, with the challenge starting on Sunday, June 3 and lasting through Thursday, June 7.
To participate, developers will need to download the Challenges app from the App Store and sign up on the developer website for a unique invitation code. Move ring calorie goals will be set by weight for the challenge, and developers are able to team up with up to four friends to earn points.
If everyone on the team closes their rings each day, teams will be eligible for bonus points. All individuals who [...]