Samsung smartwatches are amongst some of the best smartwatches available, with their impeccable performance, incredible style variety and stunning displays and screens. And it is also clear that Samsung aren’t stopping at smartwatches when it comes to wearable devices. Announced at the end of the Galaxy Unpacked 2024 Event was The Galaxy Ring, a new type of wearable tech that will change the way we monitor fitness and our heart rate.
Now, presented at MWC 2024, the Galaxy Ring has been officially shown to the public explaining everything that the Galaxy Ring will do, plus when we may be seeing it hit our stores. So let’s see what was announced.
What is the new Galaxy Ring?
The Galaxy Ring is a wearable similar to the Samsung smartwatches, but in the form of a ring. Described as a ‘powerful and accessible’ wellness device it will come in three colours, platinum silver, gold, and ceramic black and will focus on health features plus some additional details.
At the Unpacked Event on January 17th, only a couple images were released by Samsung of this new ring, and almost no information was actually released. At the MWC 2024 a couple more images were revealed however journalists weren’t allowed to photograph the tech themselves. But going off the limited images available, we can see the ring is a plain coloured and textured piece of jewellery. Along the inside of the ring, there seems to be numerous lights and chips which will be where the smart tech is hidden from sight, the ring is chunkier in size than we were expecting but we assume this is to fit all the electronics inside.
We really like the look of this smart ring; it is very easy to incorporate into everyday outfits and won’t stand out when wearing it. They also seem quite slim and comfy to wear.
What is the purpose of the Samsung ring?
The ring will track sleep based on heart rate, movement and breathing and provide users with advice with these results. There will be a tool too called My Vitality Score which will measure alertness so users can see if they’re at their best (Feedback will be given on ‘Booster Cards’ which offer tips using sleep and other data analytics).
The ring will be compatible with the Galaxy Watch so both devices can be used to track performance and fitness levels which is great for getting accurate readings. And also, you no longer need to sleep wearing the Galaxy Watch and can just wear the Galaxy Ring which will provide much more comfortable sleeping. Simply put, a smaller alternative to the smartwatch option.
What is the history of smart ring?
Believe it or not, although Smart Rings seem very new, they have actually been seen on the market before. Compared to smartwatches, they are definitely the less popular option and although Samsung seem to have taken the lead with the rise of smart jewellery, many other brands have actually started the movement of this tech way before 2024. Let’s have a look:
- Oura ring – A health technology company that created a smart ring that tracks biometric data focussed on users sleep patterns. The product campaign kickstarted in 2015.
- McLear – One of the Smart Ring founding companies. Allows users to pay using Ring Pay, add your chosen debit or credit card and tap to pay using ring. Device was available to purchase since 2018.
- Circular Ring – Known for its precise data which focuses on health and sleep tracking sending you notifications when your body has irregular activity movement. Device began shipping in 2023.
What is Samsung's rings future?
We do believe that the Galaxy Ring will be released sooner rather than later, especially with the new talk that Apple are rumoured to be creating a rival smart ring tech that although has no current release date, is starting to become the talk of the internet.
There is still no confirmed release date, price or exact sensor suite revealed yet for the Galaxy Ring but what we do know is the ring will be compatible with Samsung Galaxy products only. We will keep you informed on the news with our regular blog updates. However what we can confirm if that we cannot wait to see these future updates and will be looking closely for any upcoming news to document on. Please be sure to regularly check our socials and blogs for upcoming news on this samsung electronic.
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Thank you so much for reading! We can’t wait to learn more about the Galaxy Ring and will be here to fill you in on any further information when released. Would you consider the Samsung Ring? Or do you think there’s no need? We’d love to know your opinions.
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