A few months ago, Samsung unveiled its foldable devices at the Galaxy Unpacked event, leading to rumours about the South Korean tech giant’s foray into the world of smart rings. A report from the South Korean publication The Elec hinted that Samsung might consider using circuit boards from Japan’s Meiko for its rumoured ‘Galaxy Ring’.
However, a new report now suggests that the launch date for this wearable might be pushed to sometime in the third quarter of 2024 or early 2025.
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Smart Ring Functionality
Similar to fitness trackers, the Galaxy Ring is expected to offer features such as heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, step counting, and workout recording, all without the need for a display.
The report also mentions that the smart ring is in advanced development stages and will be available in four different sizes to accommodate varying finger thickness. Samsung may collaborate with component suppliers like ‘Doosung Tech’ and ‘Korea Seongjeon’ for different parts.
If Samsung intends to launch the smart ring with medical certification, similar to the Galaxy Watch, it may have to extend the launch date. Developing the product itself takes 7-8 months, and medical approval adds approximately another year to the timeline.
When considering existing smart rings like the recently launched Noise Luna or the higher-end Oura Ring, it’s anticipated that the Galaxy Ring will offer features akin to fitness trackers, including heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, blood oxygen level measurement, step counting, and workout detection.
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