The Samsung Galaxy Ring, an upcoming contender in the best smart ring category, is expected to launch later this year. However, a dedicated icon for the device has already appeared in Samsung’s Good Lock customization app, hinting at its imminent arrival.
Spotted by Reddit user SpottedMe and reported by SamMobile, the Galaxy Ring is listed alongside devices like the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds in Good Lock’s widget options for displaying battery status. While the Ring is not yet available for purchase, its inclusion suggests that Samsung has prepared its Good Lock app to support Galaxy Ring widgets soon.
Regarding the Galaxy Ring’s features, Samsung executive Patrick Chomet confirmed to TechRadar that the device will offer impressive sleep tracking capabilities, similar to the Oura ring. Additionally, trademark and patent applications filed by Samsung indicate that the Galaxy Ring may include ECG and PPG sensors for heart rate monitoring and heartbeat irregularity detection. Rumors also suggest the inclusion of a SpO2 monitoring sensor for blood oxygen saturation measurement, although concrete evidence for this feature is limited.
Information about the Ring’s design and availability has also surfaced. A recent SamMobile report cites Avi Greengart, who had hands-on experience with a prototype version of the Galaxy Ring. According to Greengart, the device is remarkably lightweight and will be available in multiple sizes, up to size 13 (22.2mm). Additionally, Greengart claims that the Galaxy Ring will be offered in three different finishes.
Samsung has confirmed a “major update” to its Health app later this year, which coincides with the expected launch of the Galaxy Ring. The device may debut at the company’s next Galaxy Unpacked event, rumored to take place in July or August.
As we await the official launch, you can read more about why the Galaxy Ring is anticipated to popularize smart rings or explore our predictions for its release date.