Samsung Galaxy Ring: Everything You Need To Know

Written by: Joanavi Fernan


What Is Samsung Galaxy Ring Used For?

Remember that blink-and-you'll-miss-it teaser at the Unpacked event? Well, Samsung has finally pulled back the curtain on the Galaxy Ring, and let me tell you, it's not just another piece of tech jewelry. After its initial tease at the Unpacked event earlier this year, we caught a better glimpse of this wearable tech marvel at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Though it remained under protective glass, the close-up shots and details we've gathered are enough to keep the buzz going.

The Samsung Galaxy Ring, with its sophisticated features, svelte form, and easy connection with your digital life, is set to completely transform the wearable technology industry. Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Ring from its performance and build to its design and camera capabilities will be covered in this piece. So let's get started!

Design and Specifications

Samsung had already piqued interest by trademarking the name "Galaxy Ring" back in February 2023, alongside a slew of other names that hinted at new features or products. This strategic move underscored the company's commitment to expanding its ecosystem of devices, with the Galaxy Ring being a central piece of this evolution.

Samsung plans to release the Galaxy Ring in three sophisticated colors: dark steel, silver, and gold. To cater to a wider audience, the ring will be available in nine different sizes. The Galaxy ring sizes range from US 5 to 13 or S to XL for an easier fit guide. Interestingly, the larger sizes will feature a slightly bigger battery, ensuring extended wear doesn't compromise performance. The battery size gets a bump with each size increase. The smallest ring packs a 14.5mAh battery, while the XL version boasts a 21.5mAh powerhouse. According to rumors, the galaxy ring's battery will last five to nine days on a single charge.

Inside the sleek exterior of the Galaxy Ring lie the sensors responsible for its health-tracking prowess. These sensors will monitor your heart rate, sleep movement, and other vital health metrics. While Samsung has been tight-lipped about the full range of features, sleep tracking has been highlighted as a significant component.

Health Tracking and the My Vitality Score

The Galaxy Ring will seamlessly integrate with Samsung's Galaxy Health app, allowing users to sync their data effortlessly. The introduction of the My Vitality Score is one of the standout features. Developed in collaboration with the University of Georgia, this health metric evaluates various factors such as sleep quality, activity levels, heart rate, and more, offering a comprehensive snapshot of one's health and energy levels. The goal? Achieving a score as close to 100 as possible indicates peak health and vitality.

But the innovation continues beyond there. The Galaxy Ring is designed to work in tandem with Samsung's Galaxy Health app, ensuring seamless data synchronization and providing users with personalized Booster Cards. These cards offer tailored advice based on the user's health data, nudging them towards healthier habits and lifestyle choices.

More Than Just a Fitness Tracker

The Galaxy Ring's capabilities extend beyond traditional fitness tracking. It is engineered to complement Samsung's Galaxy Watches, creating an ecosystem with round-the-clock health and activity monitoring. For instance, the upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 will be equipped to detect sleep apnea which is a serious condition that disrupts breathing during sleep. The Galaxy Ring will also support this feature, along with tracking heart rate, respiratory rate, sleep patterns, night movement, menstrual cycle and fertility tracking. These features underscore Samsung's commitment to providing a holistic view of one's health through wearable technology.

Anticipation is building around additional functionalities, such as wireless payments and ECG monitoring, though Samsung has yet to confirm these features. The tech community eagerly awaits further announcements, particularly at the full reveal scheduled for this July, where the Galaxy Ring will share the stage with the Z Fold 6, Samsung's latest innovation in foldable technology.

As you gear up for the release, keep an eye out for the upcoming Thinborne Z Fold 6 slim case which is designed to complement and protect Samsung's cutting-edge foldable device. 

Samsung Health App

Final Thoughts

Samsung is making a new kind of tech you can wear called the Galaxy Ring. It's smart because few other companies, like Apple or Google, have made something like this yet. This means Samsung could get many people interested before others catch up. But we're still determining how it will do against the Oura Ring, which is another smart ring out there.

The cool thing about the Galaxy Ring is that it's for people who want to keep an eye on their health but don't want to wear a big watch. This could make some people happy because they might prefer something other than the bigger sizes of smartwatches like the Apple Watch or ones from Garmin.

Samsung might also start offering online health and fitness stuff that you can either get for free or pay for, like what Apple and Google are doing with Fitbit.

Since Samsung sometimes leaks news about its new products, we're likely to hear more about the Galaxy Ring soon. So, keep an eye out for that.

As we wait to learn more, it's clear Samsung wants to be a big name in tech you can wear, making stuff that's not just cool but also good for your health. Keep checking back for more news as we get closer to when they officially show it off.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much is the Samsung Galaxy Ring Expected to Cost?

While the official price of the Samsung Galaxy Ring has yet to be announced, we can speculate based on the cost of similar products in the market. The Oura Ring, considered a direct competitor, is priced at $299. Other smart rings like the Circular Pro 1 and the Ultrahuman Ring AIR are priced at $410 and $349, respectively. Considering these prices, it wouldn't be surprising if the Galaxy Ring is priced under $300.

Will the Samsung Galaxy Ring Feature Media Control?

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Ring is expected to include media control capabilities. This feature would allow users to conveniently manage their media playback from their fingers, enabling actions such as changing music tracks, adjusting volume levels, and managing calls without interacting directly with their smartphones or earbuds.

Does the Samsung Galaxy Ring Support Wireless Charging?

The Samsung Galaxy Ring is anticipated to support wireless charging, following the lead of products like the Oura Ring. An added convenience would be utilizing reverse charging from compatible Samsung smartphones, such as the Galaxy S24 Ultra, allowing for easy and versatile charging options.

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About the Author: Joan F.

General manager of Thinborne - The super thin phone case made of Aramid Fiber.

"I am a tech nerd who's obsessed with everything Apple. With plenty of experience in the tech world, I enjoy sharing tips and tricks to help folks get the most out of their devices. When I'm not glued to my screen, you can find me hiking or cooking up a storm in the kitchen."