Oura Labs serves as an innovation hub for members, researchers, and the Oura team to work together to drive trailblazing new features that change the way we think about health. 

At Oura, we’re committed to continuously advancing scientific and medical research, so we can make a difference in our members’ health and overall lives. An integral part of our science and product development, both for improving existing and building new features, is analyzing member feedback and aggregated data.

We’re grateful to the members who have provided thoughtful feedback on our initial Oura Labs feature, and we look forward to hearing and iterating on your valuable feedback. 

A brand-new platform in the Oura App (currently iOS only), Oura Labs will allow us to do this in a streamlined manner, as well as provide greater visibility to members into our ongoing research and development. 

How to Opt Into Oura Labs

You can access Oura Labs from the menu icon, looks like three horizontal bars stacked atop each other menu in the upper left-hand corner of the Home screen. There may be a few different features available for testing at any given time, and you can start testing any or all of them. 

Why Join Oura Labs?

  • Take new beta features for a spin. When you opt into Oura Labs, you’ll be able to test and learn about select new experimental features currently in the research and development phase. You’ll find new products to test throughout the year.
  • Provide feedback as you test. We want to hear from you! Your comments and questions are relayed directly to our product and engineering teams. You may even see fast updates as our product team responds to and iterates on your feedback.
  • Participate in focus groups and surveys. You may receive outreach from our team (via email or in-app) about opportunities to take part in beta feature testing, focus groups, data sharing, and other research opportunities.
  • Be connected to cutting-edge research. Oura researchers and our partner organizations — from athletic teams to academic institutions to members of our Medical Advisory Board — work with Oura to accurately track biometrics in their research. Their findings directly inform our health product roadmap. 

Oura Advisor 

Oura Advisor, the latest beta feature added to Oura Labs, is ready for testing! 

Think of Oura Advisor as your own personal wellness coach. It allows you to understand and contextualize your Oura data like never before, offering you personalized guidance and insights to help you reach your health goals—no matter where you are on your journey. 

In an engaging and easy-to-use chat format, your Advisor can provide actionable advice, contextualize your Oura data, and support long-term behavior change. It’s like having your own personalized wellness coach, in the palm of your hand. 

How to Use Oura Advisor

When you opt-in to test the AI-powered Oura Advisor feature in Oura Labs, you’ll be prompted to customize your experience during the onboarding process. 

First, select your advisor’s communication style (Supportive, Mentoring, or Goal-oriented), which influences how the advice and guidance is presented. 

Next, configure your notification preferences. Select how often you want to receive notifications from your advisor (daily, three times a week, or weekly) and specify your preferred time of day (morning, afternoon, evening) for receiving these notifications.

You can access your chat with the Oura Advisor by tapping on the notifications, the Oura Advisor card in the Home tab, or start a chat from the “+” menu. 

As with all Oura features, we welcome your feedback! In Oura Labs, the “Give Feedback” button directs you to a form where you can share detailed insights or suggestions about your experience with the feature.

A Note on Privacy 

Your privacy is in your control. If you choose to test Oura Advisor, know that this AI-powered chat feature will use data from the Oura App to personalize your coaching experience. This data helps the feature understand your behaviors and preferences, adapting its interactions accordingly. 

If you would like Oura Advisor to provide guidance and tips unique to your health and wellness behaviors and goals, you can share information that will be stored as a ‘Memory’. Tell Oura Advisor you’re recovering from knee surgery, and it will keep this in mind when delivering insights and guidance across Sleep, Activity, Recovery, and more. 

At any time, you can delete a ‘Memory’ stored by Oura Advisor if you’d like more generalized tips and guidance. 

For more information on how Oura handles your data and what you can do to manage your health data, visit Oura’s Privacy Policy.

Symptom Radar 

Symptom Radar Screenshot Symptom Radar gives you the ability to better understand and detect changes in biometric signals and trends that could put additional strain on your body. It monitors for significant changes across several biometric trends, including body temperature range, respiratory rate, resting heart rate, and heart rate variability.

When it detects any signs your body is strained, you’ll find a notification in the Home view under your Readiness Score. When these changes align with how you’re feeling, you can slow down and focus on rest and recovery and ward off any harmful effects.

Note: When you enable Symptom Radar, it will replace Rest Mode prompts. 

While Symptom Radar shouldn’t be used as a diagnostic tool, think of it as a way to help you better understand your body’s signals. Always listen to your body first and seek medical care if you’re concerned about any symptoms. 

Learn more about Oura Labs in the Oura Support Center.