Samsung Galaxy Ring Leak Reveals Unexpected Skills

The Elec reports that the Galaxy Ring will measure blood flow for heart rate monitoring.   

Electrocardiogram “functions” on the wearable will detect heart issues like abnormal heart rhythms.  

The source may have meant “functions” The Elec suggests the Ring will use photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors like the Oura Ring  

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which are 99.9% reliable compared to a medical ECG.The Galaxy Ring's alleged extra features are intriguing.   

The story claims Samsung's new wearable can control “other devices” and make wireless payments.   

Samsung wants to enter the miniature wearable market because of its software infrastructure, which gives it an advantage.  

Samsung Pay is its mobile payments platform. SmartThings and a full suite of connected devices are also included.   

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