Samsung’s smart ring sounds like a Galaxy Watch without a screen

Samsung Galaxy Ring
Pictured: Samsung Galaxy Ring
// Less is more for this Apple Watch alternative.
Fergus Halliday
Feb 28, 2024
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Just over a month after the company first teased its finger-friendly wearable, Samsung is ready to put a spotlight on the long-rumoured Galaxy Ring.

Similar to the likes of the Oura Ring, the Samsung Galaxy Ring is a wearable designed to offer on-the-go health and fitness tracking. It's essentially a Galaxy Watch minus the screen.

If you like the idea of a more casual or passive fitness tracking experience, there's a lot to be excited about here. You'll still be able to find all that data in the Samsung Health app if and whenever you want access to it.

While Samsung hasn't released a full spec sheet for the Galaxy Watch just yet, one spokesperson for the company told The Verge that the device can gather a variety of sleep and health tracking insights based on heart rate, movement, and respiratory data.

Courtesy of Samsung's existing partnership with Natural Cycles, it's also expected that the Galaxy Ring will offer period and cycle tracking to those who need it.

In line with Samsung's other gadgets, the Galaxy Ring will be available in several different shapes and sizes. The company brought three colours to this year's Mobile World Congress: black, silver and gold. It's not yet clear if any other colours will be available.

Size-wise, the Galaxy Ring is said to be available in sizes that start at 5 and go up to 13. Larger-sized models will feature a bigger battery, but Samsung isn't ready to put firm numbers on anything yet.

For comparison, the Oura Ring has up to seven days of battery life. However, the market for smart rings is so small and new that it's difficult to know for sure just how impressive that figure is.

It's also not yet known how Samsung will approach sizing outside of retail locations where it can control the environment and offer a more one-on-one customer experience. This isn't as much of an issue with wearable tech like the Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds, where Samsung can offer additional ear-tips or adjustable watchbands.

All the same, it'll be interesting to see how Samsung tackles this aspect of the smart ring experience as it moves closer to taking the Galaxy Ring mainstream.

Samsung Galaxy Ring at Mobile World Congress

As you'd expect, Australian pricing and availability for the Samsung Galaxy Ring is to be announced.

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Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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