It’s like a mood ring with a built-in therapist.
I remember, as a child, sitting in my best friend’s basement watching the colors change on our mood rings. We took it very seriously, even though I was always skeptical of what my supposed mood was—especially because they were always changing, and the ring couldn’t seem to keep up.
I’ve dealt with mood swings my whole life. The hard thing about them is that oftentimes they come out of nowhere and it’s impossible to control how you feel.
The Mood Metric ring could be the answer to helping us stay levelheaded. It’s basically a grown-up version of the mood rings you got out of the quarter vending machine in elementary school. The ring measures your emotional energy by using sensors to track your autonomous nervous system, body temperature and skin conductivity. It’s even able to sense when you’re getting stressed out, so you can control your mood and not let it control you.
All you do is wear the ring and download the Mood Metric app to monitor your stress levels on your phone. When it senses you’re in a stressful situation, it enforces calming exercises like guided meditation and breathing exercises.
It’s a pretty good indicator of how your body reacts to different life events and tasks. For instance, if you’re more excited than stressed about meeting that dude from Tinder, it’s a pretty good sign that your shyness is just anxiety holding you back.
The ring is available for $284.77 and you can buy it here. While it may seem a bit pricey, most of the reviews on the site are very positive. If anything, it’s an excuse to get in tune with yourself to live a happier and more balanced life.