About Motiv Ring

Motiv Ring is a powerful tracker that fits seamlessly into your life, giving you 24-7 picture of your activity, heart rate and sleep.

Motiv Ring Fitness Tracker v1.2.2 - Released December 13, 2017

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Motiv Ring Fitness Tracker v1.2.1 - Released December 11, 2017

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Motiv Ring Fitness Tracker v1.2 - Released December 6, 2017

New feature:

  • Sleep Restlessness: See greater detail around your last night’s sleep. Periods when you move and change your position while sleeping will now be displayed as restlessness within your Sleep Detail Card. You’ll also see your percentage of restful sleep and total number of minutes of restlessness.

Motiv Ring Fitness Tracker v1.1 - Released November 17, 2017

New features:

  • Last Heart Rate: You can now see your last recorded heart rate value as well as the time it was captured.

  • In-App Education: You can now learn more by tapping information icons throughout the app, starting with education about sleep, activity, resting heart rate and goals.

Motiv Ring Fitness Tracker v1.0.6 - Released October 26, 2017 

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Motiv Ring Fitness Tracker v1.0.5 - Released October 2, 2017

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Calorie calculations update 

Motiv Ring Fitness Tracker v1.0.4 - Released September 18, 2017

  • Initial release


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Available for Motiv App version 1.2 and later.

Your sleep detail card will show you more information including restlessness for each sleep event.

Periods when you move and change your position while sleeping will now be displayed as restlessness within your Sleep Detail Card. The thicker the red line, the longer the period of restlessness, and the darker the shade of red, the more intense the movement.

When your Motiv Ring indicates that you are moving so much that restful sleep would not be possible, your sleep graph will indicate that you were awake. 

You will also see a sum of the total time you were restless, as well as the percentage of restful sleep you got, in each sleep card.

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If you don’t see the app update available in the App Store, please try again the following day, as it can take up to several days for updates to become available in the App Store. Once you’ve updated your app, you’ll see the restlessness feature in subsequent Sleep Detail Cards.  You will need to update your firmware to version 27. 

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We designed Motiv Ring to track your sleep seamlessly and consistently. Our app was designed to give you information that’s meaningful and actionable, not just a bunch of data points you don’t know what to do with. By looking at your movement patterns during your sleep, Motiv is able to give you an easy-to-interpret snapshot of what’s happening to you when your head hits the pillow. 

 The Sleep Detail screen is where you can see your last night’s sleep as well as the past 7 days of sleep, which we use to show you your average sleep and wake times. The white bar means you were sleeping. Gaps in your sleep are when you were awake.  You can also see how restless your sleep was.  Periods when you move and change your position while sleeping will now be displayed as restlessness within your Sleep Detail Card. The thicker the red line, the longer the period of restlessness, and the darker the shade of red, the more intense the movement.

Sleep matters! The science is pretty clear: getting enough quality sleep has positive effects on our health. Sleeping right can prevent illness, increase energy levels and productivity, and improve brain function.

The closer your bedtime and wakeup times are to your Sleep Trend, the more likely you are to get restful sleep.  National health organizations and fitness groups recommend adults should sleep 7-8 hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health.

Health research for further reading:

CDC

NHIBI

For more info on Sleep, you can read our Motiv Blog Post: Motiv Ring is good in bed



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We have begun rolling out firmware upgrades. When you see an 'Update your Ring' Card in your Daily Feed, tap and follow instructions to install the latest firmware.


Motiv Ring Fitness Tracker Firmware v27 - Released November 27, 2017

Includes:

  • Changed steps algorithm from counting primarily sustained steps to be more inclusive of all  step activity throughout the day

  • Improved on and off finger detection for consistency of data collection

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Motiv Ring Fitness Tracker Firmware v17 - Released September 19, 2017

  • Initial release



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Motiv iOS requirements:

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. 

Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (6th generation).

The Motiv App can be downloaded here.

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We optimized our system to sample heart rate when it matters most, in order to maximize battery life. When we sense step activity, the heart rate sensor activates. For all those times you’re not generating steps, we check your heart rate every few minutes and if your heart rate is elevated, the Motiv Ring will engage the sensor to track continuously those times you are active. For more on heart tracking, check out this blog post.

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Motiv measures the work you put in towards your cardiovascular fitness. We track Active Minutes through a combination of elevated heart rate and movement. Any time you are moderately active for greater than 10 minutes, you start to accumulate active minutes. Taking a brisk walk, cruising around on a bike, and dancing can qualify as moderately active.

When you are at 40% or above of your heart rate reserve (the difference between your resting heart rate and your maximum heart rate), or taking 100 steps or more per minute – it counts as moderate activity. Monitoring your heart rate day and night helps us customize your Active Minute threshold to your fitness level. To personalize your active minutes threshold to you, Motiv Ring measures your resting heart rate each night. For example, a 40-year-old with a resting heart rate of 65 bpm will have to get their heart rate above 111 bpms for 10 minutes or more to start earning Active Minutes.

National health and fitness groups and government departments all recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week to maintain good health and be at lower risk of chronic disease and cardiovascular events.

Want to learn more about Active Minutes?

Motiv Blog Post: Why 10,000 daily steps doesn’t cut it

CDC

Health.gov

American Heart Association

NIH


Want to know more? Check out our
Active Minutes blog post.

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Your resting heart rate (RHR) is the number of times your heart beats per minute while at rest. It’s an important metric to monitor, because it’s both a strong indicator of your overall health and fitness level as well as highly correlated to disease and mortality. Motiv Ring measures your heart rate every night while you’re asleep in order to get the most reliable and least confounded measurements. This makes it easy to consistently measure data the same way, with the same conditions, every night. We use your heart rate data from when you’re asleep to calculate your resting heart rate.

Monitor how your RHR changes over time. If you see your RHR go down over time as a result of exercise, that is more important to track than how your RHR compares to other people’s and can indicate improvements in your fitness. By tracking changes in your RHR over time, you can see what lifestyle choices - good or bad - have an impact on your overall health.  For more on heart rate tracking, check out this blog post.

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One of the metrics that your Motiv Ring tracks is your calories burned.  The Motiv Ring counts calories in 2 main ways.  The first is calculating your Basic Metabolic Rate, or BMR, which motiv does using your basic profile, including height, age, and other data points.  Your BMR is counted 24-7, even while you sleep, which is why you may see calories even when you just wake up.  Once you create your profile in the Motiv App, it will calculate your BMR calories even without the Motiv Ring, so if you downloaded the app before receiving the ring, you will likely see calories for days before pairing your ring.

The second way Motiv calculates calories is during your activities.  Each type of activity has a specific 'met score' and will result in a different calorie count for the same duration and intensity level as other types of activities.  Activities also increase your BMR for a period of time after the activity.  You could work out longer one day and see a lower calorie count than a day you worked out less time, but with a more intense activity with a higher met score.

Things that affect your calories are:

  • Type of activity
  • Intensity of workout
  • Height
  • Age
  • Weight 
  • Gender

To get the most accurate calorie count, please make sure your weight is accurate and if you change weights, please remember to change the weight in your settings in the app.

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No LED light while charging? See charging troubleshooting here.

There are other LED indications that may happen if the ring is in an error state. Please contact support  if the LED indication on your ring is not listed above. 


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The Motiv Ring is built and tested to stand up to everyday life and is encased in an outer titanium shell with a scratch-resistant coating. The ring will stand up to normal use including exposure to water, most household soaps, detergents, and lotions. 

Over time you may see cosmetic wear, especially if gripping hard rough surfaces, such as the grip of a barbell. This wear will not affect the function of the ring. However, to maintain the surface finish it is recommended to wear gloves or removing your ring during these activities. 

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Each Motiv Ring comes with two chargers and one keyring holder. If you lose your charger please reach out to Motiv Support to obtain a replacement.

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Every day is different, so your goals should be flexible. Motiv adjusts daily targets based on your week so far – keeping you motivated to achieve your weekly goals. Miss a day? No problem. The remaining days in your week automatically adjust to meet your weekly goal. Alternatively if you beat your goal, any extra active minutes are subtracted from your weekly goal, and your remaining daily goals will be reduced by the same amount. View your week at a glance to see your progress throughout the week. You can always raise or lower your weekly active minute goals to fit your lifestyle. If you wish to adjust your weekly Active Minute goal tap on the Motiv Ring icon in the upper left corner and select your profile. Then tap Weekly Goal to set a new weekly Active Minute goal.

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In app settings, you can view the battery level of your ring. You can also update your user profile, look up your ring size and serial number, and set your ring notifications. If you need help, you can also reach out to customer support through the app. 

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National health and fitness groups and government departments – like the American Heart Association, US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, USDA and NIH – all recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week to maintain good health. Few things provide as many health benefits as regular physical activity. The data suggests if you achieve 150 minutes a week you are at lower risk of chronic disease and cardiovascular events. Motiv tracks active minutes through a combination of elevated heart rate and activity. Any time you are moderately active for greater than 10 minutes, you start to accumulate active minutes. When you are at 40% or above of your aerobic capacity, or taking 100 steps or more per minute – it counts as moderate activity. You earn an Action Card for any qualifying activity greater than 10 consecutive Active Minutes. You can tap the card to see heart rate, steps, calories, and distance for the activity completed along with credit for the active minutes you earned.

To personalize your active minutes threshold to you, Motiv Ring automatically measures your resting heart rate each night. For example, a 40-year-old with a resting heart rate of 65 bpm will have to get their heart rate above 111 bpms for 10 minutes or more to start earning active minutes.



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Motiv Ring is at the cutting edge of low-power technology. The ring will broadcast Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) periodically during the day to sync with the Motiv App but is not on all the time. The sensors and electronics will not interfere with TSA requirements and the signal uses less power than a set of Bluetooth headphones and far less power than a smartphone. While the Motiv Ring does not have an 'airplane mode' you can disable Bluetooth on your phone, which will prevent the ring from uploading data.

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Distance is a calculation of your steps and stride length. If you are taking longer strides or shorter strides than the average for your height, you may see slightly different distance than other wearable devices that have GPS.

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We've designed Motiv Ring to fit seamlessly in your life without having one more device vying for your attention. We believe you should have information available to you when you want it, not when it comes in. That's why Motiv Ring doesn't vibrate or display any notifications. We utilize our proprietary app to provide all notifications through your phone. We think this is a less obtrusive experience. 

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If you find that you have trouble getting a solid heart rate signal, here are some things you can try that tend to increase available signal:

  • Maintain a fully closed but relaxed fist during walking and running events. This limits the additional, isolated movements of the finger, and a good fit allows a fully closed fist to occur without feeling uncomfortably constrictive.
  • Wear gloves during cold weather activities to enhance blood flow.
  • A warm-up may be needed to encourage blood flow.
  • Avoid gripping treadmill handlebars or side rails while walking or running as it can impact our ability to track steps (as your hands aren't moving). Gripping strollers, pushcarts, etc. can also limit signal.

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The Motiv App will be stand-alone at launch. It's one of our top priorities to integrate with third party apps in the future. Additional features and functionality will be pushed directly to the Motiv App, at no additional cost. You can stay up to date on new features and integrations by joining our mailing list.

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The outer Ring is ultra-light titanium with a scratch-resistant coating. The inside is medical grade plastic, and there is steel and gold plating on the charging contacts on the inside of the Ring. More detail on Ring specifications can be found on our Ring Page.  There is no Nickel in the Motiv Ring.

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Motiv Ring's custom-built curved lithium ion battery provides up to 5 days battery life; typical battery life is 3-5 days dependent on use. The Motiv Ring will fully charge in less than 90 minutes.

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Motiv Ring is waterproof up to 5 ATM, which is 165 feet, or 50 meters, in both the ocean and fresh water.

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We designed Motiv Ring to track your sleep accurately and consistently — not from when you go to bed, but from when you fall asleep. By monitoring your resting heart rate, and providing concise and useful data, we help you create a detailed picture of your sleep habits. Our app was designed to give you information you can work with, not just a bunch of data points that are impossible to understand. What does a good night or bad night’s sleep look like for you? By looking at how many times you woke up, how long you were awake for, and when you fell asleep and woke up, Motiv is able to give you an easy-to-interpret snapshot of what’s happening to you when your head hits the pillow. For more on sleep, check out our sleep blog post.

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National health and fitness groups and government departments – like the AHA, US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, USDA and NIH – all recommend 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week to maintain good health.

Few things provide as many health benefits as regular physical activity, and the recommendation to have at least 150 active minutes a week has stood the test of time. The data suggests if you achieve 150 minutes a week you are at lower risk of chronic disease and cardiovascular events. Aside from being effective in preventing and even treating disease, the health benefits include:
    -Control weight
    -Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
    -Reduce risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
    -Reduce risk of some cancers
    -Strengthen bones and muscles
    -Improve mental health and mood
    -Improve ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, if you’re an older adult
    -Increase chances of living longer

Want to know more? Check out our 
active minutes blog post.

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