The world of wearable technology may be on the verge of a significant transformation as Samsung is rumored to be working on a groundbreaking smart ring, reportedly set for release in 2024. The South Korean tech giant is believed to be developing the Samsung Galaxy smart ring, touted to offer unparalleled accuracy in health tracking, potentially surpassing traditional devices like smartwatches and even replacing them in the future.
While Samsung has yet to officially confirm the existence of this innovative device, there have been intriguing hints and clues. The company has reportedly trademarked several names for this rumored smart ring, including Galaxy One, Galaxy Pulse, and Galaxy Rhythm, signaling its commitment to the project. Previously, names like Galaxy Index, Galaxy Insight, and Galaxy Circle were also trademarked, fueling speculation about the device’s development.
A recent tip from the renowned tech tipster Ice Universe on Weibo suggests that Samsung could unveil the smart ring at the 2024 Galaxy Unpacked event, which is expected to feature the Galaxy S24 series of smartphones. The event could potentially take place in January next year, and the smart ring is anticipated to be a star product. Some industry experts even speculate that this innovative wearable could eventually replace Samsung’s Galaxy Watch models as the primary health-tracking device.
Earlier, a filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hinted at the capabilities of the rumored Galaxy Ring. If the filings hold true, the smart ring will not only collect, assess, track, and transmit health, fitness, and sleep-related data but also monitor “biometric and physiological data, vital signs, and personal health records,” offering medical advice when necessary. The incorporation of multiple sensors within the ring is expected to enhance the accuracy of health-related data.
While some leaked designs showcased a possible metallic finish for the Samsung Galaxy Ring, the company has not officially disclosed any details about the device’s aesthetics or features.
Interestingly, Samsung’s rival, Apple, is also believed to be exploring the smart ring concept. Recent reports indicate that Apple has filed a patent titled “Ring Input Device With Pressure-Sensitive Input,” hinting at innovative features for a potential smart ring. Unlike previous Apple smart ring patents, this one delves into the internal workings of the ring-shaped device, suggesting that it could not only deliver notification taps but also have exterior controls.
The practicality of enhancing rings with additional capabilities has been acknowledged, as these electronic finger rings could serve as discreet and everyday communication devices, wirelessly connecting with other compatible devices due to their small size and regular wear.
Furthermore, Indian brands like BoAt and Noise have also ventured into the smart wearable segment, recently launching their own smart rings with various health-tracking features. In the international market, brands like Oura have established dominance in the smart ring space.
As rumors and speculations continue to circulate, the potential release of the Samsung Galaxy smart ring in 2024 could usher in a new era of wearable technology, revolutionizing the way we track and manage our health and well-being. With fierce competition from tech giants like Apple and innovative startups, the smart ring landscape is poised for exciting developments in the coming years.