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Oura’s Innovative ‘Oura Labs’: A Game-Changer in Wearable Fitness and Wellness

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
The Symptom Radar feature of Oura recognizes early health changes

In an effort to improve the overall user experience of their wearable device, Oura has announced a new experimental feature called Oura Labs. Starting today, users will have access to Symptom Radar, which detects early signs of physiological strain. This feature alerts users to significant changes in biometric trends like temperature, respiratory rate, resting heart rate, and heart rate variability.

While illness detection was a focus during the early days of the pandemic, Symptom Radar takes a different approach by alerting users to other factors that could be causing changes in their biometrics. These could include intense workouts or lack of sleep. When alerted, users can choose to enable Rest Mode or lower their daily activity goal to prioritize rest.

The Oura Ring is cautious in how it presents Symptom Radar, making it clear that it is not a diagnostic feature but rather a tool to help users understand their body’s signals. This distinction allows the feature to fall under wellness and general education, avoiding the need for FDA clearance. However, the possibility of illness detection in the future is not entirely ruled out, as shown in a study released by Oura last year that linked covid-19 symptoms to long-term impacts on biometrics.

The features within Oura Labs are subject to change based on user feedback and data analysis. Similar to Fitbit’s Fitbit Labs, Oura Labs provides a platform for experimentation and innovation, giving users a chance to try out new features and provide feedback for potential integration into the main app. This continuous learning process aims to improve the overall user experience and functionality of the Oura Ring.

Oura’s new experimental feature called Oura Labs allows its users access Symptom Radar which detects early signs of physiological strain unlike illness detection which was focused during pandemic’s early days. The first feature available is Symptom Radar which alerts users about significant changes in biometric trends such as temperature, respiratory rate, resting heart rate and heart rate variability. While illness could trigger an alert other factors such as intense workouts or lack of sleep may also cause them.

Oura Ring is careful with how it presents Symptom Radar making it clear that it is not a diagnostic tool but rather a means for users to understand their body’s signals falling under wellness and general education category thus avoiding any regulatory hurdles required for FDA clearance.

The features within Oura Labs are subjected

By Samantha Nguyen

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