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This Smart Bracelet Buzzes When Your Phone Needs You

And it's actually cute.

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The beauty of wearable tech is being able to stay off your phone until it *really* needs you, thanks to notification-induced vibrations.

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End screen addiction NOW.

The downside? There's essentially one primary form factor: bulky smartwatches.

Today, Ringly is offering more choice when it comes to wrist-bound gadgets with a new smart bracelet called Aries.

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Aries works just like Ringly's phone-enabled smart rings (which I reviewed earlier this year).

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One *new* Aries addition is step-tracking, a feature that was much-requested after Ringly's launch.

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The iOS- and Android-compatible bracelet pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Notifications for texts, calls, or apps (like Uber, Slack, and Calendar) can be customized through the app.

The number of vibrations and the color of the notification light are all determined by you.
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The number of vibrations and the color of the notification light are all determined by you.

You can also add contacts as "VIPs" so that your bracelet will buzz or light up only when specific people are trying to contact you.

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Ringly's founder, Christina Mercando d'Avignon, stopped by our offices to show off Aries.

They don't look like costume jewelry — they're as dainty IRL as in the product photos. The gold-plated bracelets have small details on either side of the semiprecious gems (either triangles or small cubic zirconia diamonds, depending on the style). They'll also come in two sizes, small and medium. There's a non-adjustable clasp mechanism that locks the bangle-esque Aries onto your wrist.
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They don't look like costume jewelry — they're as dainty IRL as in the product photos. The gold-plated bracelets have small details on either side of the semiprecious gems (either triangles or small cubic zirconia diamonds, depending on the style).

They'll also come in two sizes, small and medium. There's a non-adjustable clasp mechanism that locks the bangle-esque Aries onto your wrist.

The bracelets ($195 for a limited time) are available to preorder starting today and come in four styles.

Moonstone
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Moonstone

Aries Labradorite
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Aries Labradorite

They'll begin shipping in summer 2016.

Quartz
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Quartz

Lapis
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Lapis

Gadget companies of the world, listen up: The time is ripe for more ~high-tech bling~.

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So we can actually engage in conversation, soak up our surroundings, and enjoy our meals without obsessively checking our phones.

Learn more about how Ringly works here.

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