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Samsung Galaxy Ring could go from prototype to market-ready health-tracker by 2024

A smart ring. (Source: Oura)
A smart ring. (Source: Oura)
Samsung's first gen "Galaxy Ring" could have a release date set in 2024 - so long as it goes into mass production soon. The South Korean giant is said to make a decision as to do so or not in August 2023, which might affect the Galaxy Watch series' new in-house rival's chances of being ready to go to retail by then. Meanwhile, the accessory is said to have potential VR use-cases as well as those of an advanced fitness-tracking device.

Samsung touts its latest Galaxy Watch6 series as its most powerful sleep trackers yet, claiming that they can build personalized profiles complete with coaching based on in-depth health data analysis over time. However, there are devices linked to equivalent, if not even better, performance in this area: smart rings.

This may be why Samsung has become linked to the rumored development of the first-gen Galaxy Ring now. It is said to be at a prototype stage at present, which might affect the likelihood of its becoming approved for mass production soon.

The electronics behemoth is believed to ultimately decided whether to do so or not by August 2023, which might lead to a 2024 release announcement for the final Galaxy Ring product. That is currently bruited by "industry officials" as the most likely time-frame thanks to a need to get the accessory approved for functions such as the clinical-grade blood pressure monitoring of newer Galaxy Watches, which could tack 3 to 4 months onto its development process.

Then again, the Galaxy Ring could take an entirely different path to its purpose, which could be that of a VR/AR headset controller. The addition of such an accessory to Samsung's also-rumored Vision Pro rival could indeed give it an edge over Apple's "spatial" hardware in terms of hand-tracking, UI and UX one day.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-07-29 (Update: 2023-07-29)