Samsung show off wearable Galaxy Ring at Paris Unpacked event

Samsung show off wearable Galaxy Ring at Paris Unpacked event

In the city that is just weeks away from hosting the 2024 Olympic Games where the iconic Olympic Rings will be front and centre, Samsung has held their latest “unpacked” event to reveal new products, including their own ring – the Galaxy Ring.

Samsung Mobile president TM Roh says “the latest additions to our wearables portfolio integrate Samsung’s most advanced technologies and innovations, enabling you to take control of your health and wellness”.

This push across the world of technology to give more insights and data to users relating to their health has hit an all-time peak with a high-tech wearable in the shape of a ring.

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Worn 24/7 with a battery life of up to a week, the Galaxy Ring is aimed at those who want more information, particularly relating to sleep, but are unwilling to wear a smartwatch overnight.

Weighing in at 3 grams or less depending on your choice of the nine sizes, the Galaxy Ring is able to track activity, heart rate and even cycle tracking for women.

Australia’s head of mobile for Samsung, Eric Chou, says: “With Galaxy AI and Samsung Health driving next-gen benefits, we’re confident our 2024 wearables range will continue to change the game for Australian customers. Our latest range of wearables with Galaxy AI provides more comprehensive, intelligent and personalised health insights, along with motivational encouragement to help improve daily wellness.”

Chou stops short of confirming the new Galaxy Ring will launch in Australia this year, but is confident it will be available in Australia.

The Galaxy Ring was the showstopper for Samsung at the Paris event dedicated for the most part to their foldable smartphone range.

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In their sixth year of releasing these innovative devices, Samsung’s Fold6 and Flip6 feature a squared design, with thinner and lighter form factors and better specifications for photos and advanced AI.

The Flip6 now has a camera to rival the flagship Samsung S24, meaning far better quality photos, while still maintaining a clear design philosophy aimed at a younger demographic with a range of colours not normally seen in mainstream smartphones.

Both foldable devices, the Fold6 and Flip6, feature AI-enabled writing, while the Flip also has AI-assisted suggested replies to your text messages when using the front screen with the device folded shut.

Galaxy AI was first launched by Samsung at the start of the year, and with AI a battleground for tech companies – Apple launching their Apple Intelligence just last month – both these new Samsung devices also feature more features like generative image creation by simply sketching on a photo, and they each make use of their foldable form factor for a live translation capability usable in conversation.

To cap off the launch, Samsung also revealed a new Galaxy Watch 7 smartwatch, alongside the Galaxy Watch Ultra and new headphones called the Galaxy Buds3 and Buds3 Pro. Those headphones and the Ultra model watch are a direct response to Apple’s success with their Apple Watch Ultra and the Apple AirPods.

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While Samsung doesn’t say it, all three devices are designed to ensure Samsung owners feel they are getting the best technology available to them without leaving the Samsung ecosystem.

While there is no confirmed availability for Galaxy Ring in Australia, all other devices go on preorder this week, available on July 31.

Samsung Galaxy Flip6 starts at $1799, Galaxy Fold6 starts at $2749. Galaxy Watch 7 will be priced from $549, the Galaxy Watch Ultra is $1299 and the Buds3 are $299 the Buds3 Pro $399.

Trevor Long Travelled to Paris as a guest of Samsung Australia

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