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Oura Team

Oura was founded in Finland in 2013 with a singular focus: to improve the way we live our lives. United by a shared mission to empower people to own their potential, the Oura Team is made up of scientists, engineers, data analysts, researchers, health writers, and more. We are here to help you navigate the vulnerability of health through personal guidance, and we all are unwavering in our commitment to accuracy, validation, and design.
What is HRV (heart rate variability)?

What Is Heart Rate Variability (HRV)?

Your heart rate variability (HRV) is a great indicator of how adaptable your body is, and it can help you detect stress and other health problems. Below, discover the answer to the question “What’s a good HRV?”

What is HRV Balance?

As an Oura Readiness Score contributor, HRV Balance is generated through a long-term comparison of your personal trends and baseline.

Woman wearing Oura Ring | How to Train Better Using HRV

How to Train Better Using HRV

Learn how to use your HRV metrics to get the most out of your workouts and your recovery days.

How Accurate is Oura Ring?

How Accurate Are Oura’s Heart Rate & HRV Measurements?

The Oura Ring performed near-perfect for resting heart rate (r² = 0.996) and extremely high for heart rate variability (r² = 0.980) when compared to a medical-grade ECG device.

Why Oura Uses The Entire Night Of HRV Data

hile some wearables calculate your HRV using only a small portion of your night (for example one data point from one sleep stage or at a random time), Oura uses your entire night of HRV data.

Oura Helps Athletes Maximize Performance With HRV4Training

Marco Altini is the founder of HRV4Training, an app and web platform that combines training load with heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) data from devices like Oura to help athletes monitor the effectiveness of their training routines. 

Use HRV to Manage Stress

Ever wonder what stress or anxiety look like in your body? Your HRV can tell you.