This $200 ring is so subtle, no one will know you’re wearing a fitness tracker

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There are two main problems with modern fitness trackers: they constantly need to be charged, and they look obvious and ugly on your wrist.

But a new device called the Motiv ring is solving both of those problems. The ring is designed to be worn on your hand 24 hours a day, and its charge lasts for up to five days. When it does need to be charged, it just sits on a small charger you can attach to your keychain.

The Motiv ring is a heart rate sensor, fitness tracker, and sleep tracker, and it’s about the size of a wedding band. Motiv has been working on the ring for the past five years to make it as small and slim as possible while still counting your steps, tracking your runs, and helping you get a sound sleep.

The ring costs $199 and will begin shipping this summer. Here’s how it works.

The Motiv ring is meant to be worn all day, every day. It has on-board memory for up to five days, so you don’t have to be tethered to your phone in order for the ring to work.

The Motiv ring is meant to be worn all day, every day. It has on-board memory for up to five days, so you don't have to be tethered to your phone in order for the ring to work.

It comes in two colors: Slate gray…

It comes in two colors: Slate gray...

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…and rose gold.

...and rose gold.

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The Motiv ring has a built-in heart rate sensor and is intended to be a fitness and sleep tracker.

The Motiv ring has a built-in heart rate sensor and is intended to be a fitness and sleep tracker.

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The ring tracks your activity and stores it in an app, where you to set both fitness and sleep goals for yourself. For now, the app will only be available to iOS users.

The ring tracks your activity and stores it in an app, where you to set both fitness and sleep goals for yourself. For now, the app will only be available to iOS users.

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The ring is able to track active minutes, active heart rate, calories burned, distance, activity type, sleep duration, resting heart rate, and steps.

The ring is able to track active minutes, active heart rate, calories burned, distance, activity type, sleep duration, resting heart rate, and steps.

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Motiv will send you a sizing kit when you order so you can ensure the ring fits perfectly.

Motiv will send you a sizing kit when you order so you can ensure the ring fits perfectly.

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Motiv says the ring should be worn on your index, middle, or ring finger for best results, but it can be worn on either hand.

Motiv says the ring should be worn on your index, middle, or ring finger for best results, but it can be worn on either hand.

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The company stresses that the Motiv ring should be and can be worn all the time. The smooth band is made out of an ultra-light titanium, so it shouldn’t catch or snag on anything, and it shouldn’t feel heavy on your hand.

The company stresses that the Motiv ring should be and can be worn all the time. The smooth band is made out of an ultra-light titanium, so it shouldn't catch or snag on anything, and it shouldn't feel heavy on your hand.

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Because it’s waterproof, the ring can be worn while exercising…

Because it's waterproof, the ring can be worn while exercising...

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…while washing your hands…

...while washing your hands...

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…or in the shower. You can even go swimming with it on.

...or in the shower. You can even go swimming with it on.

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The Motiv ring’s battery lasts for three to five days and comes with two chargers that magnetically snap to your ring.

The Motiv ring's battery lasts for three to five days and comes with two chargers that magnetically snap to your ring.

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Motiv encourages you to keep one charger at your desk, and the other is a keychain you can take with you anywhere. The ring charges in about 90 minutes.

Motiv encourages you to keep one charger at your desk, and the other is a keychain you can take with you anywhere. The ring charges in about 90 minutes.

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The Motiv ring will ship during the summer of 2017, but you can preorder one now for $199.

The Motiv ring will ship during the summer of 2017, but you can preorder one now for $199.

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