How I use the Oura Ring

A personal overview from Suzann Sauerman of how she uses the Oura Ring and what is the best part of using the product. "I hope this can inspire others to find out which wearable is right for them," she says.

Oura Ring Review
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“I am always surprised when I meet women in business meetings, and they ask me if they should get a wearable to track their sleep, health, and fitness.

Often, women need to be made aware of the products available to them and what the outcome will do for them. The biggest stumbling block is that most wearable tech and apps are designed for male users.   

The user journeys, interfaces, the way the data is presented, etc, are all clear indications that the primary consumers in the mind of the creators are not female.  

Data is empowering

It’s time to change that, and the best way I know to do that is to start writing about how I use wearables and inspire other women to use them more confidently.

I have been wearing wearables/body sensors since 2009 and have watched how the technology has matured.

All the data is empowering and a great way to give me direction when changing my health and creating new health habits.

My three favourite products are Apple Watch, Oura Ring, and Whoop. I have all three and switch between them when needed.  

The new Oura Ring focuses on women’s health

Oura Ring

Let’s begin with Oura Ring – and to be clear, this is not a product review. This is a personal overview of how I use the Oura Ring and what is the best part of using the product.

I hope this can inspire others to find out which one is right for them.

Oura is a ring that tracks your heart rate, sleep, and activity levels and adds a community aspect to combat loneliness and connect members.

Oura is probably the best wearable to track sleep as the form factor is more accessible.

It provides various insights into your sleep, including duration and sleep stages, most importantly for me  – heart rate variability (HRV).

Recovery awareness

Together with the sleep data, it also tracks movement throughout the day and combines the data to create a Readiness Score each morning based on the activities from the previous day.    

It is the easiest form factor to use when tracking your sleep.   It is my favourite wearable for recovery awareness. It is also a much easier way to wear a sensor; many women’s wrists are too small for an Apple Watch or Whoop, and some want to wear something that feels more like jewellery during the day.

I get that. It’s also the reason I swap between my wearables from time to time. I use the Health app on IOS to capture all my data, so I never lose any data when I switch.  

Natural Cycles partnership

What I also love about the Oura Ring is the powerful partnerships they have created to combine critical data for women’s health specifically.

App giver dig prævention uden hormoner og spiral

The partnership with Natural Cycles allows me to have all my cycle information in one place.

It also improves the accuracy of Natural Cycles as my body temperature is consistently tracked throughout the day, which can identify subtle temperature changes.

This promising new technology helps with more accurate fertility tracking, rather than using contraceptive medicine with its potentially damaging side effects.

New treatments

I am also excited about the potential for this technology to be used to develop new and innovative ways to support women’s health and well-being.

For example, the data collected by the Oura Ring and Natural Cycles could be used to develop new treatments for fertility-related conditions or to create personalized lifestyle recommendations that can help women improve their overall health and well-being.”

Suzaan Sauerman is a new contributor to TechTruster. Read about Suzaan on LinkedIn