Ultrahuman Acquires Smart Ring Maker LazyCo

LazyCo

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.

Hyper-Personalized

Joining a growing number of companies using continuous glucose monitors to improve metabolic health, Ultrahuman raised $17.5M in funding last year.

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.

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