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Samsung launches first smart ring to support health, fitness and wellness
By Kath Hudson 29 Feb 2024
Samsung's smart ring will be available later this year Credit: Samsung Galaxy
Samsung Galaxy unveils a smart ring at Mobile World Congress
The Galaxy Ring is one of a range of Samsung products which will give health information
Samsung is working with industry partners to create a seamless digital healthcare ecosystem
AI is being used to personalise the health experiences
Samsung has unveiled a smart ring, packed with innovative technologies to aid health and wellbeing, which will be available later this year.

The Galaxy Ring is one of a range of new products unveiled by Samsung at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week that are aimed at giving consumers more information, and more control, over their health and wellbeing.

The company is working on a seamless digital healthcare system which will use AI to offer personalised health experiences across multiple devices, including the ring, the Galaxy Watch 6 series and Galaxy S24. All will be available to buy later in the year.

“Under our openness philosophy, Samsung is constructing an integrated and seamless digital healthcare ecosystem along with industry partners,” says Hon Pak, VP digital health team, Mobile Experience Business. “We hope to provide users with a whole new suite of integrated health solutions, giving them the tools to easily manage and understand their health from their home.”

The Galaxy Ring will exhibit intelligent health features, such as My Vitality Score, which will offer personalised health insights based on multiple factors including sleep, activity, heart rate and heart rate variability. The Booster Card technology will track pre-defined goals and deliver actionable insights.

Samsung is also leveraging its SmartThings ecosystem to support healthier living, for example setting alerts to take medicine, as well as track exercises, measure heart rate and calories burned in real-time while following a fitness video on a connected TV.

The ring will be available in black, gold and silver and nine different sizes.

The launch is the latest move from Samsung, which has been working on a 360 degree strategy for consumer wellness four some years now.

The strategy was outlined to FitTech in 2020 by Samsung's Sharon Hegarty. You can read the interview free here online, on PDF and on Digital Turning Pages.

Footnote
One challenge for technology companies is to offer wearable technology in a form which is attractive enough to be desirable for consumers to wear. With this in mind, University of Washington is currently working on a jewellery range, kicking off with an earring prototype.


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