During the 2024 Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung introduced its inaugural smart ring, the Galaxy Smart Ring. This marks a significant expansion beyond their previous health-related wearables, which were limited to Galaxy smartwatches. Samsung aims to incorporate its leading-edge health innovations into this new device, emphasizing its potential to reshape the future of health.
Having filed a trademark for ‘Galaxy Ring’ in the US in 2023, Samsung envisions this smart ring as a more accurate body information measurement tool compared to the Galaxy Watch. The device is anticipated to include various sensors for gathering body and health data, accessible to users through smartphones for tracking purposes.
While specific features and launch details remain undisclosed, Samsung emphasizes the comfort of wearing the ring, particularly during sleep, in contrast to bulkier smartwatches. Preceding the Galaxy Ring announcement, Samsung had already introduced several updates to its Health app, hinting at potential integration with the upcoming smart ring.
Galaxy Smart Ring
According to a report from 9to5Google, Samsung plans to unveil more details about the Galaxy Ring during its foldable smartphone launches later in the year. The report also suggests that the Galaxy Ring will be available in three finishes and offered in 13 sizing options globally.
Matthew Wiggins, clinical research scientist at Samsung Research, introduced the ‘My Vitality Score’ feature at the event. This feature, expected to be part of the Galaxy Ring, will provide users with a score indicating their physical and mental health based on sleep, activity, and heart rate data. The Galaxy Ring is anticipated to be compatible with Samsung smartphones, including the latest Galaxy S24 series.