So those who read these things know I love technology, especially when it comes to health and wellness.
I was an early adopter of wearables, starting with a few editions of the amazing Basis watch that unfortunately went by the wayside. Since then I’ve been wearing different versions of the Fitbit watches.
The Oura ring is on a new level.
It does feel weird when you put it on the first time for someone who doesn’t wear rings but that goes away quickly. And now I find it less intrusive than a watch. I still wear my Fitbit though, mostly for comparison and because now I feel weird without it…
The app is pretty incredible. Not only does it do your steps, heart rate and the usual. The sleep function is quite enhanced with more accurate readings for all stages of sleep, latency and respiratory rate
The biggest difference for me is the body temperature and the heart rate variability function. The app gives you a daily readiness score (along with a sleep score) with respect to physical activity that takes it all into consideration. Amaze balls! I actually plan my workouts around it now.
The battery life is pretty darn good, it usually lasts a week or so on a full charge. Obviously you can’t read info off the ring but the app contains all the data, and then some.
My only complaint would be about the app syncing with the ring. It doesn’t always work the first time. I usually have to reboot the Bluetooth connection once or twice. Or 6 times. It’s a small price to pay I guess…
Overall, it’s been great, if not a game changer. It’s not cheap (about $300Cdn) or easy to get (they’re on back order) but I would highly recommend it.
It’s never a bad thing to learn more about your body and your health, if you ask me! :)