Samsung files patent for new Smart Ring

by: Nirave GondhiaDecember 29, 2015


Samsung could be set to launch a new smart ring accessory that would allow you to control various smartphone, TV and home automation system features directly from your finger.

A new patent filed with the US Patent & Trademark Office reveals one potential use which is a smartphone recognising the smart ring and then displaying a contextually-aware menu which shows functions set in the ring as well as icons showing other functions that the ring can control. The diagram shows the other icons could include the TV, radio, blinds, lights and any other connected devices in your smart home.

Samsung isn’t the first to delve into smart rings, with the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Google all exploring the area in a series of patent filings. What could make Samsung’s smart ring unique is that it may connect with social networks such as Facebook which could open a series of endless possibilities.

samsung smart ring

Like plenty of other patent filings, this may prove to be nothing for many years yet but as Samsung’s Gear S2 shows with its unique rotating bezel, somethings are worth the wait. What will Samsung’s eventual Smart Ring be able to do, if it is even released? Let us know what you’d like to see in the comments below!

  • Daggett Beaver

    I want it to give me the winning lottery numbers every week, while blocking others from getting those numbers.

  • Jose Lugo

    Nah, i don’t want my finger to fall off besides, I am married to my wife, I don’t need to be married to my phone!

  • Sherpa

    Pretty soon we are going to have smart earrings, smart nose rings, smart necklaces, etc.

    • SupahNin10doh

      Those all sound brilliant! What’s the problem with that?

  • mcdonsco

    OK, that’s officially going too far.

  • Karly Johnston

    Between my IR blaster and app control… my phone already replaced the remote.

  • Kunal Narang

    Everything now is becoming smart. Humans will be he the only ones left stupid. Terminator, here I come!!

  • Arpan Ghosh

    I will buy this if there are material choice! Platinum will look rugged!?

  • aaloo

    please name a few “endless possibilities” that you speak of that could open up by connecting with Facebook.