Samsung Galaxy Ring launches with AI-powered fitness tracking

Galaxy Ring sizes
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What you need to know

  • The Galaxy ring is said to come in 9 sizes, weighing around 2.3-3gms, and will come in three colors: Titanium Black, Titanium Silver, and Titanium Gold
  • Users can track health metrics like sleep, workouts, menstrual cycles, and more with the help of Galaxy AI integrated into Samsung Health.
  • Galaxy Ring will be available for pre-order in the U.S. from July 10 and for general sale on July 24, starting at $399.99.

It is finally here! The most anticipated wearable that could come from Samsung's Unpacked has arrived — the Galaxy Ring. The ring features Samsung’s  sensor technology, which is said to deliver health insights that will mould according to the user's health goals. 

“The latest additions to our wearables portfolio integrate Samsung’s most advanced technologies and innovations, enabling you to take control of your health and wellness with preventative healthcare solutions,” said TM Roh, president and head of mobile experience business at Samsung Electronics. 

The Ring's Design

The gold Galaxy Ring sitting on the charging cradle

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The Galaxy ring is lightweight, weighing around 2.3 grams—3 grams. It sports a concave design, with three sensors on the inside and an outer Titanium finish around the frame.

As seen at the MWC event in February, the ring will be launched in Titanium Black, Titanium Silver, and Titanium Gold colorways. As we predicted, it will come in 9 different sizes, varying from 5 to 13. The user will receive a sizing kit with each order to test the ring size that works for them.

The device has a 10ATM water-resistance classification and IP68 rating, which means that the ring can be submerged underwater for about 30 minutes, however, Samsung says that the ring isn't suitable for high water pressure and diving, but can be used when one is participating in shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or the ocean. The company also warns users that this water resistance feature isn't permanent and could diminish over time based on the ring's usage.

Several leaks have revealed that the Galaxy Ring lasts seven days after a single charge. However, there is a catch. Samsung states that the ring's size dictates the battery life of the device. The battery life of the Galaxy Rings in sizes 12 and 13 lasts up to seven days on a single charge since the battery capacity of ring sizes varies. 

Galaxy Ring sizes between 5 to 7 come with a 17mAh battery that lasts up to 5 days on a single charge, while 8- 11 has an 18.5mAh battery lasting up to 6 days, and 22.5mAh for sizes 12 and 13, with the device lasting up to  7 days on a single charge.

The ring comes with a 25W USB-C power adapter, a charging case with LED lighting to indicate charging status, and a USB cable out of the box. However, a wireless charger is also being sold separately. 

The Ring's Features

The black and gold Galaxy Ring

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The Galaxy Ring is said to come with several health-tracking features powered by Galaxy AI. Starting off with sleep, like most wearables, the Galaxy Ring will also provide the wearer with a sleep score based on the user's sleep pattern by tracking movement during sleep, sleep latency, and heart and respiratory rate. Samsung also says it'll use 'snore analysis' to judge your sleep quality. Presumably, you'll need a phone, if not a Watch with a mic, to pick up this data since the Ring doesn't come fitted with one. 

Like the Oura ring, the Samsung Galaxy Ring will also help women track their menstrual cycle and ovulation days by monitoring overnight skin temperature. However, this feature may not be accurate if the wearer is undergoing hormonal treatment or is on birth control pills. 

The ring sends out a Heart Rate Alert, a feature that provides notifications when the user's heart rate is unusually high or low in real-time through the Samsung Health app. The app will also display additional details like BPM and fluctuation duration via the Live Heart Rate Check.

Can there be a wearable that does not have to track your workouts? The Ring can track activity through automatic walking and running tracking via a feature called Auto Workout Detection. It will send you alerts if you miss a workout or are not as active during the day.

Lastly, based on the above feature tracking, the Ring is said to accumulate all the data and generate a detailed report, with the help of Galaxy AI, that includes something called the Energy Score. This score will help the user stay on track with their fitness goals and focus on areas they might lag behind. 

All data and insights are integrated into Samsung Health without a subscription.

Galaxy Ring sizes

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In addition to the above-mentioned features, the Galaxy Ring is also equipped to take photos or dismiss an alarm on compatible Galaxy smartphones with a double pinch via Gestures that need to be set up by the user. 

Finally, in the unlikely event of losing your Samsung Galaxy Ring, users can find the location where the Galaxy Ring was last connected through the 'Find My Ring' option on Samsung Find, which requires the SmartThings app and a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection.

Galaxy Ring will be available for pre-order in the U.S. from July 10 and will be available for general sale on July 24 —  starting at $399.99.

Nandika Ravi
News Editor

Nandika Ravi is an Editor for Android Central. Based in Toronto, after rocking the news scene as a Multimedia Reporter and Editor at Rogers Sports and Media, she now brings her expertise into the Tech ecosystem. When not breaking tech news, you can catch her sipping coffee at cozy cafes, exploring new trails with her boxer dog, or leveling up in the gaming universe.