Based on a history of patents and trademark applications spanning several years, Samsung has been contemplating an expansion of its wearable technology repertoire, with particular interest in the development of a smart ring. Until now, concrete progress has remained elusive. However, 2023 seems to mark a significant acceleration in Samsung’s pursuit of a smart ring, with a flurry of leaks and rumors adding weight to the existence of a device tentatively dubbed the ‘Galaxy Ring.’
The influx of rumors and leaks is reaching unprecedented levels of intensity, and recent tidbits from a prominent source, @UniverseIce, on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, suggest that Samsung intends to unveil its smart ring in conjunction with the Galaxy S24 series in the coming year.
The anticipated debut of the Galaxy S24 lineup is set for January 2024, and on that same auspicious day, Samsung’s inaugural smart ring is expected to make its entrance. The implication from this source is that this new wearable from Samsung could potentially overshadow the highly anticipated flagship smartphones.
In recent months, for the sake of simplicity, the enigmatic Samsung smart ring has often been referred to as the ‘Galaxy Ring’ due to a trademark application that featured this nomenclature. However, it’s worth noting that Samsung has since secured trademarks for a range of names for its smart ring, including:
- Galaxy Ring
- Galaxy Glia
- Galaxy One
- Samsung One
- Galaxy Rhythm
- Samsung Pulse
- Samsung Insight
- Samsung Index
- Galaxy Circle
Regardless of its eventual name, the details surrounding Samsung’s smart ring remain shrouded in mystery. Nevertheless, it has been some time since the South Korean tech giant ventured into a new market segment, and there is considerable anticipation among consumers for something novel.
In theory, the Galaxy Ring is expected to offer health and fitness tracking capabilities akin to Samsung Health, akin to a Galaxy Watch but in a more compact form and potentially with fewer features than its wrist-worn counterpart. It is unlikely to feature a display, at least in its initial iteration.
One compelling prospect for the Galaxy Ring is that it could serve as a viable alternative to the Galaxy Watch for individuals seeking fitness and health tracking without forsaking their traditional timepieces.