Oura Smart Ring (Tech Info)

Have questions about smart ring technology? Looking to purchase one, or having issues with the one you already own?

The Oura Ring is a lightweight Titanium smart ring available in several colors. It has advanced sensors on the inside of the ring that collect a variety of biometric data.

Oura Smart Ring Questions Answered And Information You Need To Know

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How Do I Update My Firmware On Oura?

Best practice for updating firmware is to ensure the ring is fully charged.

Update the firmware on the Oura ring by selecting the firmware update option on the app’s home screen. Wear the ring and keep the phone close to it to make sure the Bluetooth connection is strong. It may take a few attempts, keep trying until the firmware completes.

A notice will appear letting you know when a new firmware update has been released.

If the app is failing to provide new firmware updates, try re-starting the app first. If that doesn’t work, look for an app update in the app store you use.

How To Sync Oura Ring?

Sync Ours ring through either the iOS or Android App. Download the app from the store and it syncs with the ring through Bluetooth.

From the app, choose Settings > Back Up All Data. This will download and sync all your personalized data and info.

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How To Factory Reset Oura Ring?

Use the Oura app to factory reset the ring.

  1. Go to the Menu > Settings and select Back Up All Data.
  2. Return to the Home Screen of the app.
  3. Tap the Ring circle at the top of the screen.
  4. Swipe left and select Factory Reset.

Your Oura ring is now factory reset and you are able to re-connect it using the app and download your personal data back to the ring.

How Long Does the Oura Ring Battery Last?

According to Oura, the average Oura Ring battery lasts 4-7 days. The app will inform you when you need to re-charge the ring battery. A re-charge of the ring battery can take 20 to 80 minutes. It is recommended to charge the battery every day to keep it full.

The average Oura ring user reports a battery life of 6-7 days.

To charge the Oura Ring, place it on the charger that has been plugged in. The LED indicator on the charger will flash while charging and become solid when fully charged.

Oura recommends keeping your ring’s battery level above 40%, if possible.

Should I Wear My Oura Ring all Day?

Yes, ideally you should wear the Oura ring all day and night to achieve the most accurate results. The Scores developed from the app will be more precise the more you wear the ring and you will get better personalized insights.

That being said, many people do not wear the ring during the day, only at night. The reason being is the activity tracking is somewhat limited, it counts your steps and gives you a reminder to move during the day. The sleep data can be very informative as to how much sleep and the quality of sleep your are getting.

How Do I Know My Oura Ring Is Working?

You can know your Oura ring is working by checking the stats in the app. First, make sure you are wearing the ring correctly, the sensors need to be on the bottom of the finger. After a day’s use, the ring should display information in the app such as sleep information and activity scores.

After some time(a couple of weeks) the ring and app will develop a baseline around you activities and sleep patterns. The longer you wear the ring the better the information will become. You will then start to see insights and trends in the app data.

The app will provide activity data after extended use of the ring

Can I Get My Oura Ring Wet?

Yes, you can get The Oura ring wet, it is water-resistant to about 330 feet. Notice the ring is water-resistant, it does not state it is waterproof. You can swim, bathe, get it wet with no issues.

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How Often Do You Have To Charge Oura Ring?

Most people see a battery life of the ring of 6 to 7 days. Charge the Oura ring daily to keep it above 40% for ideal battery use and life.

Does Oura Ring Measure Blood Pressure?

The Oura ring does not measure blood pressure. It does measure blood pulse volume, resting heart rate, and body temperature.

Summary

Smart rings can be a great benefit to your daily life and provide you with a lot of data about your sleep habits and daily activities. Alan Schwartz, M.D. , director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center says: “They don’t measure sleep directly, instead, they often measure inactivity as a surrogate for estimating sleep, he explains. Most sleep tracking devices make some guesstimate as to how much you’re actually sleeping.”