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Samsung’s $399 Galaxy Ring tracks sleep, heart rate, and more

Samsung’s Galaxy Ring, a smart ring for 24/7 health monitoring, integrates seamlessly with Samsung devices. Preorder now, available July 24.

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Samsung has launched the Galaxy Ring, its first smart ring, and a major expansion of its wearables portfolio. The lightweight, sleek device is designed for 24/7 health monitoring, tracking sleep, heart rate, and other vital signs.

It integrates seamlessly with Samsung’s ecosystem of smartwatches and phones to provide a comprehensive picture of the user’s health.

The Galaxy Ring is available for preorder now and will be available on July 24, starting at $399.99.

With its advanced health tracking and ecosystem integration, Samsung is positioning the Ring as a must-have accessory for its other devices.

Samsung Galaxy Ring

The Galaxy Ring is available for preorder now and will be available on July 24, starting at $399.99. 

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But in a crowded wearables market, the Ring’s success will depend on whether users see the value in a smart ring that tracks their health and integrates with their other devices.

Key Features

  • Advanced Health Tracking: The Ring monitors sleep quality, tracks heart rate and respiratory rate, and even detects snoring. It also offers menstrual cycle tracking using a skin temperature sensor.
  • Ecosystem Integration: When paired with a Samsung smartwatch and phone, the Ring provides a more detailed picture of the user’s health, especially during sleep, by gathering data from multiple sources.
  • Sleek Design: The Ring is lightweight, weighing between 2.3-3 grams, and is available in three colors.
  • Long Battery Life: The Ring’s battery lasts up to 7 days on a single charge.

Samsung’s Bet on Ecosystem Integration

Samsung health app features on smartphones.
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Samsung is betting big with the Galaxy Ring, wagering that users will see the value in a smart ring that provides advanced health tracking and integrates with their Samsung devices.

But in a market where smartphone sales are slowing and users are holding onto devices longer, the Ring could be just the thing to give Samsung an edge.

I took the liberty of reading some early hands-on reviews and here are some of the most common themes I took away from them:

Pros

  • Advanced health tracking, including sleep monitoring and snore detection
  • Seamless integration with Samsung’s ecosystem of devices
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Long battery life, up to 7 days

Cons

  • Expensive, starting at $399.99
  • Limited appeal for those not already invested in the Samsung ecosystem
  • No GPS
  • Some features require a Samsung phone

Note: KnowTechie was not provided with an early review unit, so this is the closest we can get for now until we get our hands on one.

Its closest competitor is the Oura Ring, which also offers advanced health tracking in a ring form factor.

But the Oura Ring lacks the Galaxy Ring’s seamless ecosystem integration, making the Samsung device a compelling choice for those already invested in the Samsung universe.

The Ring’s success will depend on whether users see the value in a smart ring that tracks their health and integrates with their other devices.

But with its focus on health monitoring and ecosystem integration, Samsung is positioning the Ring as a must-have accessory for its other devices. The Ring is definitely a device to watch, and its success could have big implications for the future of wearables.

Samsung Galaxy Ring

The Galaxy Ring is available for preorder now and will be available on July 24, starting at $399.99. 

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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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