The Oura Solution: How it Works

November 29, 2017

Getting Started with Oura

Oura is more than just intelligent technology. It’s a philosophy to guide you to understand how your body responds to your activities, daily choices and rhythms. This holistic method is based upon revolutionary science that’s been built by years of experience in human performance and the study of circadian rhythms on the body.

A Systems Approach

To help you get the most out of life, we’ve combined a system to weave technology, science, design and human behavior into one seamless flow of information to raise your level of performance. Here are the pieces: a next-generation ring, our award-winning app, the Oura Cloud dashboard and your engagement from learning to performing better.

The ring: a beautifully designed, comfortable piece of wearable technology that fits just like a wedding band

The app: an intelligent, predictive platform that synthesizes and analyzes your personal data for unique suggestions to improve your health

Oura Cloud: an in-depth online platform for digging deep into the data Oura provides

You: an active participant in gathering, listening and learning from your body’s signals to improve

In short, our approach is simple: Improve your sleep, recover better and rejuvenate faster, to be at your most ready as many hours and days as you can. We help you improve by calculating and tracking over time your unique Sleep Score, Activity Score and Readiness Score.

A Sneak Peek at the New Oura App

The new Oura ring will ship together with an updated Oura app. The new app focuses on insightful and meaningful guidance. The improved insights engine – the driver behind the messages the app gives you every day – will be more personalized to you and help you spot interesting trends or changes in how your body reacts to your lifestyle.

Other new features include:

  • Circadian alignment guidance
  • Sleep improvement programs
  • On-demand HR and HRV tracking for meditation or breathing exercises (update: coming later this year)

Here’s a sneak peek at the new Oura app.

Two different views of the Oura app

Simple, Yet Powerful

Designed to be comfortable, you wear the Oura ring around the clock to be able to continually monitor your body’s data to give the most complete, accurate measurements.

The Oura ring heritage black

With easy-to-read metrics and easy-to-follow suggestions for improvement, the Oura app coaches you on the best and most effective ways to improve your scores and build toward a healthier future.

The feedback loop from your body’s performance, measured by the ring, and your opportunities to enhance it, continue to feed each other every day as you use the system.

Ready, Right out of the Box

When your Oura ring arrives, you’re on your way to better performance. Simply charge the ring once to bring it up to full battery life. Download the Oura app and follow the instructions to quickly pair your ring with your account. You’ll be able to go up to 7 days without needing to recharge.

Score a Better You

Read more on how the three Oura Scores – Sleep, Readiness and Activity – are calculated. Want the right tools to start tracking your sleep and improving your performance? Visit the Oura shop and order the new Oura ring.

We humans operate according to a circadian rhythm. It’s a roughly 24-hour rhythm that sets the pace for our bodies and minds – in quite a steady manner.

The Oura ring and its proprietary algorithms are a combination of extensive scientific understanding, years of careful research and development work, and top-notch engineering.

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