Waste of money
MikeInSeattle last edited by
If you are willing to go through the process and wait, I would go with the alpha as @Lafunamor suggested. Otherwise you can look through the forum for tips on getting the ring to work a little more consistently with your Note 3. Here's a few threads that may (or may not) help you:
I have one too and I know it can be a hugely troublesome to get it to read. One thing I've found is that the stock back cover somewhat interferes with NFC just enough that small tags like the one in the ring can be noticeably harder to read. I just kept the back cover off and use a rubber/plastic tight-fitting case (I got a deal for like $3 from Rakuten), and it seems to read a little better. Even then it takes a little practice to find a way to comfortably and reliably get the ring to be read finding the right spot and orientation to use.
I found a system that works for me, but it took awhile. When I get a voucher, I'm definitely going to go for an alpha. The spare alpha tag I got with my ring reads substantially better. So I'm confident that the same would go for the alpha ring as well.
Thanks @MikeInSeattle for providing the links
Yea, pesky note 3 is a pain in everyones butt when it comes to NFC, very little we can do here.. It's basically like buying a copy of Skyrim and expecting it to run on a computer running Windows 95.
preime last edited by
what is the Alpha version? And how would I go about exchanging it
The Alpha version is a bigger version of the ring (meaning the ring is wider). It contains a lager NFC antenna which is easier to read for your phone.
@Lokki can probably provide a photo.
the procedure you would have to follow can be found under http://nfcring.com/returns
The Alpha is the wide one, the other two are Classic bands.
seanspotatobusiness last edited by seanspotatobusiness
I think the Alpha version is somewhat unattractive compared to the regular version. As someone who only wants to unlock their phone and for whom security is much less of a concern, I'd like a version with a single chip and a stronger signal. My understanding is that the use of metal in the ring is also attenuating the signal to some extent. I'd be interested in a ring produced using different materials.
I don't want to have to use a sweet spot. I want to be able to pick up my phone in any way I like and have the phone unlock.
@seanspotatobusiness noted. We're always working on improving experience :)
seanspotatobusiness last edited by
Cool. It's nice to know you're listening. I'm not sure how practical this is but perhaps different RFID frequencies will produce a better range but I know next-to-nothing about it. I guess I'll check back in a couple of months and see what the situation is.
Awesome thanks :)