Movano Health, makers of the popular Evie Ring, will be showcasing the women-focused smart ring it announced last month at CES 2024. The Ring, which earned a 2024 CES Innovation Honoree Award, will officially begin shipping this month.
Movano interviewed more than 1,000 women to discover what they would want in a wearable and delivers a device and companion app that takes this feedback into account.
What’s the Evie Ring? It’s a smart ring that focuses on women’s biometrics, female-specific data interpretation, and AI-based trend analysis beyond just basic activity scores. The idea is to help you understand and manage your health.
The first simple yet clever detail is a small gap in the ring surface with a slight flex, which is designed to accommodate daily fluctuations in finger size due to hormonal changes. Made of scratch-resistant metal, it’s designed to be comfortable for all-day wear. It comes with a portable charging case that can recharge it up to 10 times per charge so you’re able to wear it for weeks: it lasts for about four days per charge.
Highly sensitive medical-grade sensors optimize vital sign measurement on women’s fingers, which tend to be smaller and have less blood flow than men’s. Brighter and more efficient LEDs emit more light to improve the quality of the optical signals, which Movano says yields higher accuracy and better repeatability with less battery drain.
Evie includes a Daily Summary that aggregates each day’s activities and recovery into a single graphic for at-a-glance understanding of that day’s performance. The Daily Summary also dynamically displays progress toward pre-set goals and includes credit for factors like getting enough sleep.
Evie leverages newer studies that consider women-specific factors like hormonal changes combined with a custom AI engine to search for correlations across menstrual health, mood, energy, sleep, and activity. Messaging might include ones like “We’ve noticed your mood improves when you get 1,000 more steps than your average” or “Your sleep may be interrupted during this phase of your menstrual cycle due to a dip in progesterone.” These insights can help you modify behaviours to optimize daily routines.
Additionally, there’s a Spot Check function so you can see your pulse rate and blood oxygen levels at any time day or night. You can log your mood, menstrual symptoms, and other information that is then combined with vital sign data to help you understand how you are feeling.
Announced at CES are new features that will be added over the next few months, including enhanced menstrual health insights and additional visualizations of menstrual data that leverage Evie’s AI engine. This, says Movana, will help shed more detailed light on links between a woman’s cycle and mood, energy, sleep, and activity; My Health Report allows for sharing key data ranging from sleep patterns and heart rate variability to spotting frequency with your healthcare provider; and automatic activity detection as soon as you begin running, walking, or biking without needing to log the information in the Evie app.
Evie is also planning to support Android devices beginning in Q2 2024. The ring and companion app are currently compatible with Apple’s iOS.
The Evie Ring comes in gold, rose gold, and silver and in sizes 5-12 with an optional complimentary sizing kit for those who don’t know their ring size. It costs US$269 with no subscription fees.