Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Ring, aiming to streamline daily wellness routines


After teasing it once again yesterday, Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy Ring in physical form at the Mobile World Conference (MWC 2024) and shared some additional details about the device. Positioned around health and wellness, the Galaxy Ring will be available in three colors: platinum silver, gold, and ceramic black, with plans to hit the market later this year.

Initially introduced as a render at Unpacked last month, Samsung remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the Galaxy Ring. However, today’s reveal sheds more light on the device, showcasing it as a chunky, concave ring similar in size to the Oura, according to images supplied by Samsung. Despite its size, reports from The Verge suggest it’s lighter than anticipated and will be offered in sizes 5 to 13, denoted as S through XL inside the band. The battery size will vary depending on the ring size, ranging from 14.5mAh to 21.5mAh, though details about battery life remain undisclosed.

Samsung VP Dr. Hon Pak shared in a blog post that the Galaxy Ring will track sleep based on heart rate, movement, and breathing, providing users with personalized advice. Leveraging data from partner Natural Cycles, known for fertility tracking on the Galaxy Watch, Samsung aims to match key features of competitors like Oura. Additionally, the Galaxy Ring introduces a new feature called My Vitality Score, measuring alertness and offering science-based tips via “Booster Cards” based on sleep and other collected data.

The Galaxy Ring will integrate into the Samsung Health ecosystem and be compatible with the Galaxy Watch, allowing users to track health using both devices simultaneously. Notably, the ring’s design makes it less obtrusive for sleep tracking. While details about the sensor suite, pricing, and release date are still forthcoming, Samsung has confirmed that initially, the Galaxy Ring will only be compatible with Samsung Galaxy phones, with plans to extend compatibility to other Android devices in the future. Compatibility with iOS devices remains uncertain at this time.