April 27, 2020

I’m pleased to share some updates at Motiv. We are joining Proxy, a leader in digital identities for the physical world.

Over six years ago Motiv set out to create the first truly 24/7 wearable. We created many of the components and manufacturing processes that never existed before, won numerous innovation and design awards, simplified the purchase experience by pioneering the use of a ring sizing set, and launched what is now widely regarded as the most comfortable wearable on the market. After we started shipping the Motiv ring, we quickly expanded our distribution to 32 countries and were featured in many of the top publications around the world. We also set out to provide a safer and more secure way to manage your identity by introducing the first  FIDO2-certified biometric identification and authentication functionality in a ring. 

The demand for our technology is only going to increase and we saw a clear path forward in the importance of validating one’s identity in both the physical and digital worlds. Keys, access cards, and passwords are rapidly being replaced with a biometric identity which provides greatly improved security and convenience. 

As part of Proxy, Motiv’s team can continue innovating and moving wearable technology forward by empowering people with new ways to interact and authenticate with devices and objects in the physical world. The vision is a seamless experience that allows devices around your home, workplace, and beyond to instantly recognize your credentials and provide access, personalize control, and enable secure transactions with the wave of your hand. We are excited to share more about this new direction on Proxy’s blog here 

Again, we thank you for being part of the Motiv family. You have been the fuel behind the tireless effort that made Motiv a reality. The current generation of Motiv Rings will continue to function and we look forward to opening a new future together with Proxy.

 

Frequently Ask Questions about Motiv joining Proxy

Proxy is excited to invite the Motiv community to become part of the Proxy family. Motiv has pioneered game-changing innovation in the wearables space and we look forward to incorporating that into our products. 

Who is Proxy?

Proxy is the creator of digital identities for the physical world.  Proxy empowers people with a privacy-preserving digital identity signal that transforms how they access and experience the world around them, starting with the workplace.  Today businesses enable their employees, visitors, and tenants to use Proxy signals, emitted via their smartphones, for frictionless access through secured access points. Tomorrow, Proxy imagines a world where every object around us can securely recognize our physical presence with our permission to provide us with a frictionless experience, personalized to our individual needs and preferences.  Learn more at https://www.proxy.com/vision follow @proxy.

Why did Motiv join Proxy?

Motiv saw a clear path forward in the importance of validating one’s identity in both the physical and digital worlds. Keys, access cards, and passwords are rapidly being replaced with a biometric identity which provides greatly improved security and convenience. As part of Proxy, Motiv will have the resources to empower every person with a unique identity signal they own and control. 

Will Proxy continue to support the Motiv App?

Yes, the Motiv App will remain available through Apple App Store and Google Play. 

What will happen to my data?

Your historical and future Motiv health and sleep app data will continue to be secure and private to you. It will not be viewed or uploaded into any Proxy service.  You will continue to have the ability to push your data into Apple Health and Google Fit and to manage your data per International and California privacy laws.

Will Motiv Rings still be available for sale?

Motiv has ended the sale of Motiv Rings and the redemption of Motiv Sizing Sets through mymotiv.com. Some resellers may still offer Motiv Rings that are sold and supported directly to end customers and not through Motiv. 

Other questions?

Bear with us as we navigate the transition. We will be updating this page as we get more questions. In the meantime email support@mymotiv.com if there are other questions we can answer.