Samsung Confirms Galaxy Ring Launch Date While Filing Lawsuit Against Oura Over Technology Patents

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Samsung filed a lawsuit against Oura in the United States before the Galaxy Ring’s launch.

In a California federal court complaint, Samsung seeks a declaratory judgment that its bright ring does not infringe on five of Oura’s patents.

Samsung is taking this action to ensure that the initial sales of its new wearable device proceed smoothly.

Samsung states that it filed the request based on Oura’s pattern of indiscriminately asserting patent infringement against all competitors, referencing recent legal disputes with manufacturers like Ultrahuman and Circular. The complaint continues, stating that the features are “common to nearly all smart rings.”

The five patents cover the use of various sensors, electronics, and batteries and the method of calculating a readiness score.

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This readiness score, featured in models like the Oura Ring Gen3 Horizon, uses heart rate and body temperature metrics to indicate whether you need a more restful day or have enough energy for a more active one.

The Galaxy Ring is expected to feature a similar Energy Score alongside heart rate and sleep tracking tools. The ring will be available in sizes ranging from 5 to 13, with the two largest sizes using a 22.5mAh battery.

Samsung confirmed in its filing that it will begin mass production of the Galaxy Ring in mid-June and plans to launch the wearable smart device in the United States in or around August.

Leaker Yogesh Brar suggested on X (formerly Twitter) in May that the ring will retail for 35,000 rupees in India and between $300 and $350 in the United States.

It remains to be seen what the outcome of Samsung’s preemptive action against Oura will be and how it will impact other ongoing lawsuits.

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