Does the Oura ring require a subscription?
Yes, if you are using the Oura ring Generation 3.
A Gen2 ring does not require an Oura membership to continue to use them. For those who have never heard of Oura Membership, think of it as a small monthly subscription of $5.99/€5.99 that allows access to a suite of features and benefits as they evolve over time.
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Having the Oura ring teaches you more about your body. With data collected from the Oura ring, we can better understand our body’s reaction to exercise, food, and the environment.
The Oura ring improves your knowledge base, which you can then use to create healthier habits.
What is Oura?
Oura measures more than 30 health indicators focusing on sleep, activity, stress, body temperature, and recovery.
Once you use the Oura ring, Oura Web, and Oura Wake Up application, you will be able to view your data online and track the data over time to understand the trends and patterns better.
Why should you use Oura?
Using the Oura ring can help you achieve a better sleep routine. You can track your heart rate measurements and workout heart rate monitoring.
These features are possible due to its heart rate sensors and accelerometer. It has a built-in GPS tracker that allows you to see where you have been throughout the day.
You can use this information to increase your fitness level. It helps you get into shape faster than before.
It can also help you manage stress levels. When you feel stressed or anxious, you tend to eat unhealthy foods.
The application on your phone can provide a heart rate graph or heart rate chart. The Oura ring’s heart rate readings are accurate and very efficient.
Oura measures sleep
Oura measures how many times you fall asleep, hours of sleep, sleep quality, and movement. It also measures light exposure and deep sleep.
Sleep and Rest are essential to be able to perform at your best during your workout.
Sleep tracking is essential because it gives us insight into our daily activities. We all know that lack of sleep can lead to poor performance and even injury.
You can set the Oura ring for a sleep schedule and track your sleep phases.
Oura ring also measures your activity, basically how much active time you have in a day. It includes steps, distance, floors climbed, and other activities.
The ring can be helpful for a daily activity tracker. If you want to improve your fitness, you need to do more physical activities.
That can be achieved through walking, running, cycling, swimming, etc. The Oura ring tracks these activities so you can measure your progress.
Analyzes your stress levels, what causes your stress, and the quality of your recovery.
This app aims to help people understand their stress better so they can take control of it.
The most common cause of stress is relationship issues, followed by work/school-related problems. Financial difficulties and health concerns are less likely to cause anxiety than other factors.
Analyze body temperature, a measure indicative of stress.
The temperature sensors’ accuracy is high and efficient. Tracking your body temperature fluctuations can help you monitor your health and understand what’s going on with your body.
It is handy when you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscle mass. It can also help you sleep better by knowing when to take a break from work or study.
Measures your recovery score, which explains how well you recovered after a workout or an event.
The app will then provide feedback based on your performance.
For example, if you could complete five sets of ten reps but only manage four, it will tell you that you did not perform at 100% capacity.
It will also let you know what percentage of your target heart rate during each set.
What is a good score?
Each session you complete, the Oura Ring scans your body, looking for the spots in the dark and light spectrum.
The ring then interprets scan data as activity, body temperature, stress, and recovery. It has worked some magic in tuning out the noise, which means you get a clean, accurate picture of your health.
What does a good score mean?
The ring gives you a score ranging from 0 to 100. A score of 100 is optimal.
Your ring knows when you are stressed, when you are recovering, when you are moving, sleeping correctly, etc.
To get a score of 100, you have to be quite lucky. We are all human, things happen, and it can mean that your score will be a bit lower.
Your sleep efficiency scores will vary depending on your age, gender, weight, and lifestyle.
How did I get my score?
There are a few factors that affect the score you have.
The basics are sleep time, sleep quality, time spent in REM sleep, time spent in deep sleep, light exposure, movement, exercise, recovery, and stress.
Most importantly, you use the ring every day to provide The Data. As you wear it throughout the day, throughout the day, it collects data.
This data is an overall picture of your health.
How to wear the Oura ring?
To enjoy the use of the Oura ring, you must first download the app. After downloading the app, you can sync the device with the cloud.
To sync the device, you plug it into your computer via USB cable.
Once synced, you’ll see a new folder called “Oura” under the “Android” folder.
You should now open the Oura folder and select the “Settings” option.
Select “Sync.” You will then see a list of devices connected to your phone. Select the Oura ring and click “OK.”
Now that you’ve synced the Oura ring, we recommend using the following settings:
- Sleep Timer: Set the timer to wake up in the morning. It will ensure that you don’t oversleep.
- Light Exposure: Be sure to keep the lights off while sleeping.
- Movement: If you move around during the night, make sure to turn off the motion sensor.
- Exercise: Make sure to exercise regularly.
- Recovery: Try to recover quickly after a workout.
- Stress: Try to avoid stressful situations.
- Deep Sleep: Ensure you go to bed at least 8 hours before waking up.
- Sleep Quality: Make sure to sleep soundly.
How to clean the ring properly?
Thoroughly clean the Oura Ring with soap and warm water. Dry the Oura Ring by turning it upside down and laying it on a flat surface.
- Do not touch the Oura Ring with your fingers; use rubbing alcohol for spot cleaning only.
- Use a clean cloth, not tissue paper.
- Do not use any lotion or perfume.
If it does not find its Bluetooth connection, the ring shows an alert; unplug the call, wait for between 5 and 60 seconds, then re-plug the ring.
Please don’t wear it for more than 5 hours per day. For intensive exercise, it is better to wear it for a few hours.
If you plan to subscribe to Oura ring, make sure to read the disclaimer before subscribing. It is important to note that the results are not guaranteed. We do not recommend buying products unless you want to try them out.
You should always consult your doctor before starting any fitness program or dieting regimen.
Also, please keep in mind that some products may cause skin irritation at times. So, if you experience any skin reaction, stop using the product immediately.
If you want to learn more about the product before making a purchase, check out our guide on what an Oura ring can do.
Requiring a monthly membership for Oura ring 3rd Gen is definitely a deal breaker. It is nothing more than the company’s greedy business practice.
I didn’t realize there was membership and monthly payment with this ring. When my daughter ordered hers she wasn’t paying a fee. I’m totally surprised at this. So if you don’t renew the membership the ring doesn’t work?
Yup. It is useless without an subscription. I was not aware of this when I bought the ring. Stupid as this was not disclosed when you bought the product. Now it is a ring without any useful information.
Monthly fee is a deal breaker! Crazy!