Samsung Galaxy Smart Ring

Samsung’s Galaxy Ring Is Finally Coming, And It’s More Than a Smartwatch

Samsung introduced several new products at its Galaxy Unpacked event, including the latest editions of its smartwatch: the Samsung Galaxy Watch7 and an ultra-rugged version called the Galaxy Watch Ultra. But there was one item fans have been eager to learn more about, the Galaxy Ring smart ring.

The Samsung Galaxy Ring will be available in the U.S. before the end of the month, but it won’t come cheap. It’s price of US$400 is more than many smartwatches: translated to Canadian pricing, and it’s even more. Nonetheless, the ring packs just as much tracking and insights as a premium smartwatch to justify its price, despite being a tiny ring worn on the finger.

It’s a lightweight (2.3-3 grams) wearable that fits around your finger and affords 24/7 health monitoring, just like a smartwatch. The concave design makes it both stylish and durable, along with the impressive 10ATM water resistance and Titanium Grade 58 finish.

Running for up to seven days per charge, it comes with a specially designed quick charging case that has LED lights to indicate charging status. It comes in Titanium Black, Titanium Silver, and Titanium Gold. Sizing kits are available to help you find the right fit from nine size options.

Galaxy Ring

With Galaxy AI, all data and insights are integrated into Samsung Health for seamless access within one cohesive platform without a subscription. Galaxy Ring features Samsung’s extensive sleep analysis and a powerful sleep AI algorithm to help you easily understand your sleep patterns and build better habits. Along with Sleep Score and snoring analysis, new sleep metrics include movement during sleep, sleep latency, heart and respiratory rate. With Cycle Tracking, you can better track your menstrual cycle through overnight skin temperature monitoring.

Holistic insights and motivational encouragement are provided by Samsung Health via metrics from the Galaxy Ring to help you get the most out of your day. Galaxy AI generates a detailed report, viewable on Samsung Health, that includes various health metrics. New Energy Score, a Galaxy AI enabled feature, enhances your awareness of the ways your health influences your daily life, so you can use recommendations based on your current physical state to focus your daily efforts on making improvements. This score is calculated by evaluating your physical conditions across four significant factors: Sleep, Activity, Sleeping Heart Rate, and Sleeping Heart Rate Variability. Additionally, you can receive personalized messages with Wellness Tips, driven by comprehensive data and individual interests.

Galaxy Ring also offers Heart Rate Alerts, with instant notifications regarding unusually high or low heart rates in real-time via the Samsung Health app. Gain additional details about your heart rate including beats per minute, time start, and time duration with Live Heart Rate Check.

Samsung Galaxy Smart Ring

Galaxy Ring also offers automatic walking and running tracking via Auto Workout Detection, and daily fitness reminders with Inactive Alert. In addition, you can take photos or dismiss your alarm on compatible Galaxy smartphones with a double pinch via Gestures and find the location where your Galaxy Ring was last connected to your Galaxy smartphone with Find My Ring on Samsung Find.

Interestingly, Galaxy Ring works seamlessly with the new Galaxy Watches, implying that the assumption is that the Ring doesn’t replace the watch, but rather is designed to be supplemental to it. While you could use either/or on its own, the ideal situation to get the most out of both is to wear both the watch and the ring. Time will tell if customers hop aboard this type of strategy.

Galaxy Ring will be available for pre-order in the U.S. from July 10, with general availability starting July 24. Pricing starts at US$400. It is eligible for Samsung Care+, including Accidental Damage and Extended Warranty coverage, or Samsung Care+ Essentials including Extended Warranty coverage. Samsung Canada says the team is “working to bring the [Samsung Galaxy Ring] to the Canadian market as soon as possible.”