Given the increasing popularity of wearables that can track health, Samsung has plans to release a new smart wearable, called the Galaxy Ring, that’s more compact than the Galaxy Watch series and designed to track health and fitness. The South Korean consumer electronics major teased the Galaxy Ring at the end of the Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Ring is touted as a “powerful and accessible” health and wellness device. Although Samsung hasn’t provided too much information about the Galaxy Ring, it’s possible that the new smart wearable could include features such as stress monitoring, blood pressure tracking, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking.
The Galaxy Ring will have cutting-edge Samsung Health innovations built in, and it’s designed to be a powerful and accessible health and wellness device that will change the shape of future health. They also mentioned that the AI technology in the ring will empower us to stay connected, unleash our creativity, and build healthier habits in more meaningful ways.
As this smart ring will be in close contact with skin just above the blood vessels of the fingers, there’s a possibility that the Galaxy Ring can read BP and notify its users in case of sudden extreme fluctuations. Doctors can also use the data to prescribe changes in daily routines, food choices, exercise, and relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation.
Additionally, the Ring may come with an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip and AI features, allowing its users to perform cashless transactions and control smart gadgets at home without the need to pick up the phone.
Smart rings seem to be becoming more popular, especially considering the attention they received at CES. It’s worth noting that Samsung filed a patent for a smart ring with an EKG and smart home controls last year, so this move isn’t entirely surprising. It would be interesting to see what Samsung has in store for this new device.