New Galaxy Ring with Display Patented by Samsung: Could It Be the Galaxy Ring 2?

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New Galaxy Ring with Display Patented by Samsung: Could It Be the Galaxy Ring 2?

 

HIGHLIGHTS:ring health
– A new Samsung Galaxy Ring has received US patent approval.
– The new version features a squarish outer layer and a circular inner layer with sensors.
– The new Galaxy Ring might include a display on the outer layer.

Introduction

As we await the launch of the first Samsung Galaxy Ring at the Galaxy Unpacked event on July 10th in Paris, new information has surfaced. A recent patent application by Samsung hints at a potential successor, possibly called the Galaxy Ring 2. This patent reveals key design details and features that could be part of the next generation of Samsung’s smart ring.

Design and Features

The first Galaxy Ring is expected to have a full-circular design with sensors on the inner layer. However, the new patent shows a design with a squarish outer layer and a circular inner layer, housing all the required sensors. This new version appears slightly elongated and includes a display unit on the outer layer.

Dual Display Functionality

According to the patent, the Galaxy Ring 2 might feature two display units. When a user interacts with an icon on the first display, the content is shown on the second screen. These screens will work together based on the user’s input, making it easier to view workout stats, heartbeat rate, notifications, call alerts, and more. Samsung is known for its AMOLED panels, which could be used for these displays.

Health and Fitness Tracking

The patent images indicate that the Galaxy Ring will support multiple health and fitness features, including:
– **Galvanic Skin Response (GSR):** Measures skin conductance to monitor stress levels.
– SPO2: Monitors blood oxygen levels.
– PPG (Photoplethysmogram):** Measures blood flow to detect heart rate.
– ECG (Electrocardiogram):** Tracks heart activity.
– Temperature Sensor: Measures skin temperature.
– Acceleration Sensor: Detects movement and activity levels.
– Fingerprint Sensor:For user authentication.
– Switch: Likely for controlling various functions.

Connectivity and Sizes

The Galaxy Ring is expected to include multiple connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee technologies, NFC, and MST (magnetic secure transmission) for payments. The patent also mentions that there will be multiple ring sizes to accommodate different finger sizes, with 27 sizes in South Korea and 65 sizes in the US. The design and price will vary based on the size.

Conclusion

While the new Samsung Galaxy Ring has just received a patent listing, it’s uncertain if this version will become a reality. The inclusion of a display unit in such a small device is ambitious, but Samsung has a history of innovative designs. We’ll have to wait and see if this potential Galaxy Ring 2 will move beyond the patent stage and become a part of Samsung’s wearable lineup.

Upcoming Launch

The first Samsung Galaxy Ring is set to debut on July 10th. It is expected to feature various health monitoring functions, including stress monitoring, heart rate tracking, snore detection, and period monitoring. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new gadget from Samsung.

 

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