Metabolic fitness company Ultrahuman acquired LazyCo, makers of an AI-powered smart ring.
Founded in 2017, LazyCo’s Aina Ring raised a successful Kickstarter campaign last year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Expanding its ecosystem, Ultrahuman sees LazyCo’s tech as a path to frictionless well-being.
“We want to make it easy to get healthy. At Ultrahuman, we’re deep believers in passive personalized health, specifically in a health platform that requires very minimal effort from a user’s perspective. This perfectly aligns with the philosophy of LazyCo.” – Ultrahuman CEO Mohit Kumar
Finger > Wrist
As the wrist wars intensify smart rings are catching on.
Lighter and less bulky than a smartwatch, the unique form factor stands out from a sea of smartwatches. And recent activity signals more growth to come:
- After eclipsing 1M rings sold, Oura raised new funding at a $2.55B valuation.
- Movano Ring, a medical-grade device catered to women, is targeting an H2 2022 launch.
- French fitness tech company Circular is taking preorders for its own ring, capable of tracking heart rate, sleep, and energy levels.
Looking ahead: Wrist-worn trackers and smart rings are just the beginning. From smart clothing to contact lenses and skin patches, the next generation of health wearables is taking shape.