The sketches of some registered patents tell us about a Samsung quantifier ring that would also be used to control smart or augmented reality glasses.
We have known for months, almost years, that Samsung works on wearable of more formats including rings, glasses and even necklaces, although until now not so many had been unleashed leaks around these innovative products that the South Korean giant has in its portfolio, and for which It has even already registered a lot of different brands in different markets.
He smart ring seems to be, in fact, the most advanced of all these wearable devices, and it is that it was also the first about which we hear siren songs about physical quantification and health monitoring functionssomething they now confirm the first patents being made publicand that the companions of 9to5Google in a recent post.
Apparently, ElElec confirmed that engineers at the Seoul offices are already moving forward with the hardware and PCB of a smart ring which will be built very soon in prototype format, in order to test functionalities and test commercial viability of a product like this. If everything went as it should, the first ‘smart ring’ from Samsung should be on the market starting next year 2024.
Even so, let’s be cautious, because TheElec’s own colleagues recognize that we are not close to seeing this smart ring ready for launchsince the construction of the prototypes is usually counted as a really initial phase of development. In any case, they confirm that be ‘Galaxy Pulse’ the brand related to this type of deviceAnd it is that the trademark offices indicate it in their documentation explicitly:
The GALAXY PULSE™ trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of smart rings; Wearable computers in the nature of smart bracelets, smart necklaces, smart glasses, and smart rings; Portable digital electronic communication devices; downloadable software application for smart rings to track, collect, monitor, detect, recognize, store, transmit, manage and evaluate biometric and physiological data, vital signs and personal health records, and to provide medical advice; Recorded software application for smart rings to track, collect, monitor, detect, recognize, store, transmit, manage and evaluate biometric and physiological data, vital signs and personal health records, and to provide medical advice.
As to the first information, details and sketches publishedWe already know that the ring will have sensors to measure our vital signs and thus control health in a much more comfortable way than a smart watch or a braceletWell, it is true that we are all more used to wearing rings without removing them, while watches are sometimes annoying for certain tasks.
Furthermore, we know that will be controlled with your fingers surely based on gestures, and its potential would even make it possible to offer much more precise hand detection capabilities to combine its use with smart glasses or augmented reality, such as Apple Vision Pro recently submitted.
Samsung’s idea is that its smart ring not only quantifies some health parameters in a more comfortable way, but also serves as a precision controller for smart or augmented reality glasses.
It is curious that Apple has opted for visual control and hand detection, while Google and Samsung are effectively both going to this combination of smart rings that would make possible more precise control of the virtual world seen through the glasses, but needing additional accessories like these.
For now we do not know much more and Samsung has not wanted to answer about these either. wearablebut there is no doubt that sooner than later we will see rings with quantification capacity and also smart glasses from Samsung like the Vision Pro, which combined could have a lot of potential yet to be explored… Is soon!