Samsung, currently in the advanced stages of development, is contemplating a potential delay in the launch of its highly anticipated ‘Galaxy Ring’ to either late 2024 or early 2025.
This decision follows the earlier unveiling of foldable devices at the Galaxy Unpacked event a few months ago, sparking rumors about the tech giant’s foray into the smart ring market.
According to a report from South Korean publication The Elec, Samsung is considering sourcing circuit boards for the ‘Galaxy Ring’ from Japan’s Meiko. Recent updates suggest that the launch may be rescheduled for the third quarter of 2024 or early 2025.
Functionally resembling a fitness tracker, the smart ring is expected to include features such as heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, step tracking, and workout recording, all without a display.
Furthermore, it is reported that the device will come in four different sizes to accommodate varying finger thickness, with Samsung collaborating with component suppliers like ‘Doosung Tech’ and ‘Korea Seongjeon’ to procure necessary components.
Comparing it to existing smart rings in the market, like the recently released Noise Luna or the higher-end Oura Ring, the ‘Galaxy Ring’ is poised to offer features akin to fitness trackers, encompassing heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, blood oxygen level measurement, step counting, and workout detection.