“Oura Ring 3” review – a wearable that offers goals based on your physical condition Japan Top News

I wear a matte platinum wedding band on my left ring finger and a smart black titanium ring on my right. The “Oura Ring” on my right hand has been part of my hand for over six months. It’s even longer if you include previous versions that we’ve reviewed in the past. Go to bed with the Oura ring and take a shower. Very little to notice. The Oura Ring also has some features that the Apple Watch lacks and the next Apple Watch is expected to adopt.

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After showering, I check my smartphone app almost every morning. This is to check your “Readiness” score and your “Sleep” score. As you look at these numbers and the data detailed below, ask yourself: How am I feeling today?

Oura Ring is a strange wearable device. Pricing starts at $299 (about 42,700 yen). It hugs the body perfectly and, in a way, is invisible. It does not work and has no display. In some ways, it’s reminiscent of wearables from a decade ago, like the silver disc-shaped Misfit Shine fitness tracker. It does not have a display, so it is not possible to check the measured value on site. In that sense, Oura Ring seems superfluous, but at least it does what the Apple Watch doesn’t, at least for now.

The Apple Watch and many smartwatches tend to focus on activities and the goal of “finishing the ring”. Walk a certain distance, spend a certain amount of time on your feet, do a certain number of exercises, etc. Oura Ring has goals to achieve, but much of the daily measurement data is aggregated. How do you feel today? Will this affect today’s program? The Condition Score concept is slowly making its way into the smartwatch world, but Apple has yet to embrace it.

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Oura Ring takes a proactive approach, with status scores suggesting how to spend your day. The Apple Watch tends to look back on how the wearer’s day went. Fitbit’s fitness and health metrics are catching up to Oura’s model, and perhaps other products will follow. Or, at the very least, it should extend the experiment with more complete data. Oura Ring alerts me if my temperature seems to have increased recently, my breathing rate has changed, my blood oxygen level seems to have changed overnight, or my resting heart rate has increased or decreased. These signs may indicate that the perpetrator is ill. Or maybe you need a rest. It could also be a simple false alarm.

Just a few days ago I fell ill with cold symptoms and a fever. Oura Ring detected an increase in breathing rate during the night and an increase in body temperature. He advised me to go into rest mode for the day. Without having been instructed by Oura Ring, I was tested for COVID-19 and the result was negative. Still, having an app that recognizes you might be sick can be helpful feedback. I’ve come to realize what stats change when I’m not feeling well.

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