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Smarten your style with these 6 pieces of high-tech smart jewelry

Jewelry may have once been nothing more than a bit of superficial frosting on the metaphorical cake, but in this day and age, if your bracelet, necklace, or ring doesn’t serve some sort of high-tech dual purpose, you’re accessorizing all wrong. Over the course of the last year, we’ve seen some pretty impressive meetings of the high fashion and the high tech worlds, and the results are nothing short of spectacular. Smart jewelry is on the rise.

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So to help you keep track of the many ways in which the wearables market has now expanded to include innovative jewelry, here’s our list of the best smart jewelry that you need to add to your collection. Fashion has never been so innovative.

Ringly Aries Bracelet ($195)

Ringly Aries Bracelet

In case you don’t want to put a ring on it, smart ring pioneer Ringly made a new line of smart bracelets called Aries. These gorgeous, gold-plated bangles use the same semi-precious tones you’ll find in the company’s smart ring. Just like the smart ring before it, Ringly’s new Aries bracelets buzz with notifications to alert you that your mom just called, you’ve got a meeting in five, or a number of other alerts. Ringly works with more than 100 apps, including the default messaging app on your phone, your calendar, Uber, Slack, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and more. When you’re in the app, you can customize notifications to decide which you want to enable and how many buzzes you want to feel for each alert. The bracelet also tracks your step count.

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Bellabeat Leaf ($120)

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Who says you have to wear a fitness tracker on your wrist? Certainly not the makers of Bellabeat Leaf, an elegantly designed pendant that helps you monitor your activity, sleep quality, stress levels, and menstrual cycle. Built specifically with women in mind, this accessory promises to help improve specific aspects of your daily routine. Each Leaf is unique and encases the same forward-thinking technology, combining form and function into a beautiful little package. You can wear it as a necklace, bracelet, or clip, making it one of the most versatile pieces on this list of the best smart jewelry. It’s made of ash wood and stainless steel, but there’s also a special edition dark bogwood one with either gold or rose gold.

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Amazon Brookstone Rakuten

Altruis ($345+)

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For those of us who want to stay connected without being physically attached to our phones, Altruis is a dream come true. You’d never guess that this bold statement piece of jewelry — worn either as a ring, bracelet, or necklace — is actually a notification system for your phone, but of course, that’s the beauty of the Altruis. Your smart jewelry will discretely vibrate whenever you have an incoming call, text, calendar alert, or email, therefore ensuring that you never miss a beat while looking at ease without your smartphone.

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Ringly ($195+)

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Operating under the belief that technology should be integrated more seamlessly into our lives, Ringly managed to do the impossible — impress both fashionistas and techies with the same product. Much like Altruis, this beautiful little ring, which comes in a variety of different styles and colors, promises to keep you connected to the things that matter most. The smart jewelry connects to your smartphone and delivers notifications using the apps you have installed, ensuring the utmost control over how you connect to the world. It also sports some LEDs so you can tell one notification from another.

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Amazon ShopBop

Sona Connected Bracelet ($149)

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Sometimes, it really just comes down to the look, and that’s what Sona has perfected with its bracelet. Made with a genuine full-grain leather band, milled and polished metal hardware, and a sleek design that even the most discerning tastes would appreciate, the Sona Connected Bracelet provides the wearer with call and text notifications by way of a vibrating motor. It primarily works as an incredibly beautiful fitness tracker, though, with an advanced heart rate sensor and connected app designed to put you more in tune with your body and your fashion sense than ever before.

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Fossil Q Dreamer ($125)

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Fossil is already a well known name in the watch business, but just because the company was established in the ’50s doesn’t mean it can’t keep up with modern innovation. With the Fossil Q Dreamer, the brand intends to track your fitness activity, filter notifications, and inspire your curiosity. It’s the first connected accessory to come out of Fossil, and according to the manufacture, represents the space where fashion meets technology. This piece of smart jewelry comes in a snazzy rose gold color option, too.

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Amazon Macy’s

This article was updated on April 28, 2016, by Malarie Gokey to include the Ringly Aries Bracelet and replace Cuff’s offerings. Unfortunately, the latter is no longer in business.