Readiness is Oura’s unique philosophy on the definition of healthy and your ability to own your inner potential.

Oura believes that there is no single definition of “healthy.” To an athlete, healthy may mean a high activity goal and a resting heart rate in the 40s, but to someone who started a new job, healthy could mean trying to minimize stress and aim for 6 hours of sleep.

Our lives can’t be simplified into states of being “healthy” vs. “not”  because every person is unique. We all have different physiologies and are faced with distinct life challenges.

Focusing on optimizing your Readiness means improving what your body is prepared for, regardless of what you’re facing in your life or the status of your health.

How Is Readiness Measured?

Readiness is Oura’s proprietary score from 0-100, designed to help you figure out what works for your body.

Higher scores mean your body is ready to face and rebound from greater challenges while lower scores indicate your body needs recovery and support.

To provide you with the best insights, Readiness prioritizes these elements:

  • Multiple Metrics:  Stress, recovery, and relaxation are both mental and physical. These complex patterns are reflected in multiple signals from your body. To account for that, Readiness takes a holistic view by adjusting your score based on your recent activity and sleep patterns, as well as direct body signals such as resting heart rate, heart rate variability, and body temperature.
  • Personalized Baselines: Rather than relying solely on population averages, Oura’s Readiness metric is tailored to you. Your “95” won’t be the same as someone elses to encourage you to compare your metrics only to yourself, rather than others. Truly understanding your body and owning your health is possible only if your metrics are just that: yours.
  • Evolving Scores: Your Readiness updates with you as your health status changes. Rather than a static metric, Readiness evolves with your body over days, weeks, and even months. If your resting heart rate goes down after long-term training or your HRV becomes higher after giving up caffeine, your scores will adjust to provide you the most valuable insights.
  • A Wide Spectrum: Tools that frame elements of health, like sleep, as goals that can be either met or missed can be discouraging. Rather than pushing the idea of a high step count or low calorie goal, Readiness is a spectrum. Whether you’re testing out if a new meditation practice can get you scores in the 90s or taking time to rest after a cold took you down to 40, your Readiness Score can help you measure your progress.

LEARN MORE: How Oura Measures Readiness