5 wearables that turn you from geek to chic

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If wearable technology once had a chunky reputation, new-generation smart jewelry is finally out of the ugly duckling phase.

1. Sentimental connections 
An elegant addition to any jewellery box, the Kalevala Buddy silver pendant enables the wearer to instantly connect and share location data at the click of a button. Combining signature design from Kalevala Jewelry and Bluetooth tech from Biisafe, the Kalevala Buddy has its official launch next year.
kalevalakoru.fi/en
 
2. Get engaged with your health
Beat those dark circles with Õura, the first ever ring-sized wellness companion. This graceful appcessory syncs your body metrics to a smartphone app, which then shares tips for improving health, sleep, and wellness. The androgynous ceramic ring comes in black or white. (From €329)
ouraring.com
 
3. Bling at the gym
For those who like their wearable tech with a bit of sparkle, the Loop Crystal from Polar is a smart activity tracker blinged-up with 30 Swarovski crystals embedded in the stainless-steel edge plates. Soft and flexible, it sits comfortably on the wrist while keeping track of your calorie burn and workout data. (€160)
polar.com/en
 
4. Emotional rescue
Concealing the tiniest possible technology in an understated gem-like shell, the Moodmetric ring keeps tabs on your stress levels through the day and serves as a sleep tracker at night. Giving feedback on reactions to daily stimuli, it helps calm the nerves, manage stress, and cultivate mindfulness. (€229)
moodmetric.com
 
5. Save your skin
June by Netatmo is a smart bracelet with a glimmering sensor jewel that measures your sun exposure and syncs the data with a smartphone. The app then tells you when to slap on more sunblock. Comes in gold, platinum, and gunmetal. (€49)
junebynetatmo.com/en-US/site
 
Text by Silja Kudel

This article was originally published in Finnair's Blue Wings magazine (November 2016). 

Published November 7, 2016

Category: Local features

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