Everything that was announced at the Paris event was from the new model of the phone

Galaxy Smart Ring: Launching New Health Tracking Devices and AI-Powered Health Tracker for Weak Cycles & Menstrual Cycles

It is a big day for the company. At its annual event, held today in Paris, the company took the wraps off of eight new products, one of which is a health- tracking smart ring. There is a growing interest and fresh competition in miniature trackers like Oura and Ultrahuman at this time.

They both get the Wear OS 5 upgrade and the OneUI 6 watch. Both sport a new 3nm Exynos W1000 chip with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. They both have LTE, fast charging, and dual-frequency GPS. On top of the usual sensors, the Galaxy Watch 7 and Ultra also have an upgraded Samsung BioActive Sensor for improved heart rate, EKG, and body composition analysis. The new bio active sensor adds more colors of LEDs and lights up with more blue, yellow, violet, and ultraviolet light. There’s a new experimental Advanced Glycation End Products. Index metric, which Samsung says takes a look at your “diet and lifestyle” to reflect your overall biological aging process. (Aside from confirming that this does not refer to blood glucose, that’s about as clear as Samsung got.)

As with the Galaxy Ring, both watches also get Galaxy AI-powered features like Energy Score and Wellness Tips. The former is similar to readiness metrics found on other health trackers, while the latter offers personalized insights based on your health tracking data.

Samsung says it’s the most durable wearable in its lineup, with 10ATM of water resistance, an IP68 rating, a titanium case, and a sapphire crystal lens. It has more fitness tracking capabilities, like a multisport activity profile, a loud emergency siren, and a Functional Threshold Power metric for cyclists, as well as a Race feature to compare your past and current performance. There’s even a Quick Button for easy access to the workout app and other features like the flashlight.

If you’re looking for a more discreet health tracker than a smartwatch, you might want to take a look at Samsung’s Galaxy smart ring. It offers all the standard health tracking sensors so you can keep tabs on activity, heart rate data, sleep, and even menstrual cycles. Though it lacks irregular heart rate notifications, it does offer the Energy Score and wellness tips.

The only thing that I would have had the opportunity to test out was the software and battery life. That said, Samsung has some interesting ideas of how smart rings ought to work within its own gadget ecosystem.

Samsung’s Galaxy Ring, teased earlier this year at CES, is a lightweight titanium ring that comes in black, silver, and gold finishes. You can try the rings on in the store later this year if you place a pre-order, but they will also be available at some select retailers later this year. I’m not sure if people with thick digits can fit a 13 ring on most of their fingers. There are nine size options.

At 7mm wide and 2.6mm thick, it felt slimmer when worn right next to my Oura Ring, though that might be because the ring itself is slightly concave. It’s also lightweight, though not noticeably so compared to other smart rings. It weighs between 2.3 and 3g, depending on the size. Speaking of sizes, there are nine total, ranging from size five to 13.

Galaxy Watch Ultra: A Must for Runners, Wanderers, and Bicyclists: New Insights into the Use of FDA De Novo Clearance for Sleep Apnea Detection

I am both exaggerating and being a hater. It’s in the name! Apple Watch Ultra, Galaxy Watch Ultra. Everything about this watch is reminiscent of Apple’s. 10ATM of water resistance, a titanium case, and a sapphires crystal lens are just some of the features of this watch. A new Quick Button is orange and has a number of options to choose from. There is a lot of orange. It has a new system for attaching straps that looks very much like the one Apple uses.

There are new straps that cater to runners, hikers, and swimmers. The screen is larger with up to 3000 nits. It’s got dual-frequency GPS, you can take it diving, and there’s a new multisport activity profile. There’s a Night Mode for your watchface that turns everything red so it’s easier to read at night. There are new power-saving modes that will get you between 100 and 48 hours of exercise. There’s a new Functional Threshold Power metric for cyclists. Runners can compare their performance with a new Race feature. I mentioned that there is an 85 decibel emergency siren. (I heard it — it does get quite loud.)

The biggest thing is, this year, Samsung announced the two watches have FDA De Novo clearance for sleep apnea detection. That’s a big deal, as this is an industrywide first. The sleep tracking data can be used to monitor sleep disruptions that are indicative of sleep apnea. This feature is FDA-cleared, but it is not meant to be a diagnostic tool. It just means the FDA has classified it as a low-to-moderate risk device that doesn’t have a precedent and is safe for its intended use. You should consult with your healthcare provider instead of taking that information.

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