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Published on July 11th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

Samsung’s Expanded Wearables Portfolio Unlocks Intelligent Health Experiences for All

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the new Galaxy Ring, Galaxy Watch7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra1, expanding the power of Galaxy AI2 to more people through wearables designed to provide end-to-end wellness experiences3 for everyone.

These new additions to the wearables portfolio are central to Samsung’s vision for Galaxy AI to enhance digital health, delivering personalised insights and tailored wellness experiences that enable a more comprehensive understanding of yourself through a holistic approach to everyday wellness. Obtaining accurate, detailed, and advanced information on personal health is a key factor in this process, and Samsung’s accumulated sensor innovations on Galaxy Ring, Galaxy Watch7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra are helping bring its vision to life. Galaxy Ring delivers a straight-forward approach to wellness, offering health monitoring, tracking, and personalised insights while worn comfortably on a finger, even while asleep. Galaxy Watch7 maximises everyday wellness with personalised workouts along with intelligent health monitoring capabilities. Galaxy Watch Ultra – the newest addition to the Galaxy Watch line-up – is Samsung’s most capable smartwatch yet, designed for next level achievements.

“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” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “The intelligence, guidance and insights that are offered with Galaxy Ring, Galaxy Watch7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra will help users turn data into meaningful insights and create a whole new era of expanded intelligent health experiences.”

Galaxy Ring: Simplifying Wellness, Starting With Sleep

Galaxy Ring4 offers a simple approach to everyday wellness, featuring Samsung’s proven sensor technology in the smallest unobtrusive form, and provides insights that help you understand yourself easily. Designed for 24/7 wellness monitoring5, Galaxy Ring is lightweight6, weighing from 2.3 grams to 3.0 grams, ensuring comfort during extended wear7. Stay true to your personal style with three colour choices – Titanium Black, Titanium Silver and Titanium Gold, along with a sizing kit8 that helps you find the right fit from nine size options.

 

With Galaxy Ring, you can enjoy around-the-clock support that is customised thanks to Galaxy AI. All data and insights are integrated into Samsung Health9 for seamless access within one cohesive platform without a subscription. Starting with sleep, the foundation of wellness, Galaxy Ring features Samsung’s best-in-class sleep analysis10 and a powerful sleep AI algorithm to help you easily understand your sleep patterns and build better habits. Along with Sleep Score and snoring analysis, new sleep metrics such as movement during sleep, sleep latency, heart and respiratory rate provide a detailed and accurate analysis of sleep quality. With Cycle Tracking11, you can better track your menstrual cycle.

Holistic insights and motivational encouragement provided by Galaxy Ring allow you to wake up refreshed and ready to take on your day. It starts with Galaxy AI, which generates a detailed report that includes various health metrics. New Energy Score12, a Galaxy AI enabled feature, enhances your awareness of the ways your health influences your daily life, so you can utilise recommendations based on your current physical state to focus your daily efforts on making improvements. This score is calculated by evaluating your physical and mental conditions across four significant factors: Sleep, Activity, Sleeping Heart Rate and Sleeping Heart Rate Variability. Additionally, you can receive personalised messages aimed at enhancing your well-being across all areas of your health journey, thanks to Wellness Tips13, which is driven by comprehensive data and individual interests.

Galaxy Ring also supports broader everyday wellness monitoring, allowing you to stay informed about your heart health with Heart Rate Alert 14 . This feature provides instant notifications regarding unusually high or low heart rates in real-time via the Samsung Health app. You can gain additional details about your heart rate including beats per minute, time start and time duration with Live Heart Rate Check. Galaxy Ring also helps you maintain an active lifestyle and stay motivated with automatic walking and running tracking via Auto Workout Detection15, and daily fitness reminders with Inactive Alert. In addition, you can easily take photos or dismiss your alarm on Galaxy smartphones with a double pinch via Gestures16, and find the location of your Galaxy Ring via your Galaxy smartphone with Find My Ring on Samsung Find17.

Galaxy Watch7: Comprehensive Understanding of Everyday Wellness

Galaxy Watch718 is designed to help you gain a holistic understanding of yourself. Galaxy Watch7 motivates you to create healthier days with more ways to support everyday wellness. You can accurately track over 100 workouts and build routines by combining various exercises with Workout Routine to achieve your goals. With Race19, compare current and past performance in real-time to track progress and maintain motivation. Receive a complete body and fitness snapshot with Body Composition20 for a comprehensive understanding of your body.

Receive real-time readings and alerts for abnormally high or low heart rates with Heart Rate monitoring 21 and get a deeper understanding of your heart health with Electrocardiogram (ECG)22 and Blood Pressure (BP) monitoring23.

 

These advanced, in-depth monitoring and tailored insights are made possible thanks to Samsung’s most innovative hardware on Galaxy Watch7. An enhanced BioActive Sensor offers increased accuracy 24 , empowering you to better understand yourself with comprehensive readings.

 

Equipped with the most powerful chip in the Galaxy Watch line-up, and for the first time a 3nm Processor, Galaxy Watch7 delivers a more seamless wearable experience with three times faster CPU25 and 30% improved power efficiency26 of application processor. In addition, Galaxy

Watch7 is the first Galaxy smartwatch to feature a Dual-frequency GPS system27 , which can more precisely track location28 even in dense urban environments, enabling you to conquer wherever you are.

Featuring Samsung’s iconic circle design, Galaxy Watch7 allows you to match your personal style with new watch bands29 , including a ripple shape design and colourful stitch details, along with a variety of watch faces. Galaxy Watch7 also brings more intuitive and seamless experiences between connected Galaxy devices. Answer messages effortlessly with intelligent Suggested replies 30 , which suggests suitable responses by analysing previous conversations through Galaxy AI. With Double Pinch Gestures31, easily control a Galaxy Watch and connected Galaxy smartphone even when your hands are full, and simply use the all-in-one Samsung Wallet32 to make every day more convenient from payments to accessing Digital IDs.

 

Galaxy Watch7 will be available in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm. Galaxy Watch7 40mm is available in Green and Cream, while Galaxy Watch7 44mm is available in Green and Silver.

 

Galaxy Watch Ultra: Maximising Passionate Performance

 

Building on the foundation of Galaxy Watch7’s advanced health monitoring features and powerful hardware, Galaxy Watch Ultra – the newest and most powerful addition to the Galaxy Watch portfolio – further unlocks enhanced fitness experiences for next level achievements with ultimate intelligence and capabilities. Echoing Galaxy Watch’s circle design legacy, a new cushion design enhances protection and visual completeness, while a Dynamic Lug System for enhanced comfort empowers you to be the best version of yourself anywhere, anytime.

 

Premium capabilities built for outdoor durability enable you to push limits and go further with a Titanium Grade 433 frame and 10ATM water resistance34 . Additionally, Galaxy Watch Ultra operates at a wider range of altitudes to help track advanced fitness experiences like swimming in the ocean to cycling in extreme environments35.

 

Track multi-course workouts for a triathlon from swimming to cycling to running with new Multi-sports tile. Plus, new Functional Threshold Power (FTP) for cycling accurately measures maximum cycling power in just 4 minutes with AI -powered FTP metrics36 to unlock full potential based on indicators unique to you. Galaxy Watch Ultra also provides an advanced Personalised HR Zone37, so you can workout at optimal intensity levels based on your physical capabilities.

With a newly added Quick Button, you can instantly initiate and control workouts and map other functions to suit your needs. Plus, you can activate an Emergency Siren38 for safety. Post-workout, check stats at a glance with dedicated watch faces for Galaxy Watch Ultra which automatically switch to Night Mode39 for optimal readability in the dark. Additionally, with a peak brightness of 3,000 nits, Galaxy Watch Ultra also ensures readability even in bright sunlight. For peace of mind during longer adventures, Galaxy Watch Ultra has the longest battery life within the Galaxy Watch line-up.

Galaxy Watch Ultra40 will be available in a 47mm size in Titanium Grey, Titanium White and Titanium Silver.

Galaxy Watch7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra are the first Android smartwatches powered by Wear OS 5, the most powerful release from Wear OS yet. Offering advanced performance and power efficiency, Wear OS 5 ensures you can enjoy more seamless and smooth interactions and use your Galaxy Watch for longer. In addition, you can maximise your wearable experience with

access to a variety of popular apps right from your wrist, including Galaxy services, Google apps and fan-favourite third-party apps.

As always, the power of Samsung’s connected Galaxy ecosystem brings even greater benefits to unlock even more potential. You can receive a more seamless and accurate health analysis from a wider range of data by wearing Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Ring together, improving precision and accuracy day through night, especially for sleep. Plus, wear Galaxy Ring even longer when paired with Galaxy Watch, further extending the already-long battery life up to 30%.

Availability41

Galaxy Watch7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra will be available for pre-order in Australia starting July 11, with general availability starting July 31.

Galaxy Ring will be available in select markets starting July 31.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, home appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions, and delivering a seamless connected experience through its SmartThings ecosystem and open collaboration with partners. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.

Galaxy Ring
Colour Titanium Black, Titanium Silver, Titanium Gold
Dimensions7 7.0 mm x 2.6 mm, 2.3g (Size5) ~ 3.0g (Size13)
& Weight6
Sizing12 9 (Size 5 – 13)
Memory 8MB
Galaxy Ring: 18mAh (Size 5) – 23.5mAh (Size 13)
Battery10 Charging Case: 361 mAh
Up to 7 days
Charge for 30min: 40%
Accelerometer
Sensor PPG
Skin Temperature
Connectivity BLE 5.4
Durability 10 ATM8, IP68 / Titanium grade 59
Size: 48.9 (W) x 48.9 (L) x 24.51(H)
Charging Weight: 61.3g
Case11 Materials: PC + SUS (hinge)
Battery: Provide portable charging (361mAh)
Galaxy Watch7 Galaxy Watch Ultra
Colour – 44mm: Green, Silver – 47mm: Titanium Sliver, Titanium Grey,
– 40mm: Green, Cream Titanium White
Dimensions42 – 44mm: 44.4 x 44.4 x 9.7 mm, 33.8g – 47mm: 47.1 x 47.4 x 12.1mm, 60.5g
& Weight43 – 40mm: 40.4 x 40.4 x 9.7 mm, 28.8g
Sapphire Crystal Sapphire Crystal
– 44mm: 1.5-inch (37.3 mm) 480×480 Super – 47mm: 1.5-inch (37.3mm) 480×480 Super
Display AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display
– 40mm: 1.3-inch (33.3 mm) 432×432 Super
AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display
Processor Exynos W1000 (5 Core, 3nm)
Memory 2GB memory + 32GB storage
& Storage
Battery44 – 44mm: 425mAh 590mAh
(typical)
– 40mm: 300mAh
Charging45 Fast Charging (WPC-based wireless charging)
OS46 Wear OS Powered by Samsung (Wear OS 5)
UI One UI 6 Watch
Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Bio- Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Bio-
signal sensor+ Electrical Heart Signal + signal sensor+ Electrical Heart Signal +
Sensors Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis),
Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer,
Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic
Sensor, Light Sensor Sensor, Light Sensor
Connectivity LTE47, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS(L1+L5)/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
5ATM49 + IP68 / MIL-STD-810H 10ATM41+IP6850 / MIL-STD-810H /Ocean
Durability48 Swimming, Operation Temperature/ Altitude
Guaranteed
Compatibility Android 11 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of memory51


About the Author

agun@impulsegamer.com'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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