Samsung patented a smart ring back in 2015. The idea behind it was that you could control your smart home by turning the ring around your finger. You could change the channel on the TV, dim the lights, close the blinds and control other things. It’s been many years since the patent, but now leaks suggest the Koreans have resumed work on a Samsung Ring.
At the beginning of the year, Samsung already registered “Galaxy Ring” as a trademark. Other possible names are “Samsung Circle”, “Samsung Index” and “Samsung Insight”. Galaxy Ring seems to be the most plausible option. And at least the word “Ring” has now been spotted in the new Samsung Health app beta by Reddit user dumbdeniz.
Otherwise, the Health app doesn’t reveal much about the Samsung Ring. It does, however, point to the obvious conclusion that the ring will have health monitoring capabilities. The Oura Smart Ring, which can be seen in the picture above on the right, is an example of the functions that are possible with a Smart Ring. The 3rd generation from 2021 has continuous heart rate and blood oxygen measurement, measures skin temperature and tracks sleep and daily steps. According to the manufacturer, the battery life is up to a week.
Samsung has not yet officially commented on a smart ring. However, the Galaxy Watch6 series is about to launch on July 26th and could offer the right setting to also introduce the Smart Ring.