Oura Launches Symptom Radar Feature to Compete with Galaxy Ring

Oura Launches Symptom Radar Feature to Compete with Galaxy Ring

Smart rings are poised to become a popular consumer technology trend in the coming days, with Oura being a prominent player in the market. Anticipated to launch in the latter part of the year, the Samsung Galaxy Ring has already piqued the interest of tech enthusiasts. In a recent development, Oura has revealed plans to introduce new experimental features to enhance its smart rings.

Oura Rings' Experimental Features

Oura has unveiled a new Lab section within its app, offering users the opportunity to engage with experimental features. Currently available exclusively on iOS, this section allows users to test these new features and provide valuable feedback. The initial feature, Symptom Radar, is the focus of this experimental phase.

Symptom Radar Functionality

Symptom Radar is designed to detect indicators of physiological stress by monitoring various biometric signals, including body temperature range, respiratory rate, resting heart rate, and heart rate variability. Upon detecting significant changes in these metrics, users will receive alerts prompting them to either activate Rest mode or reduce their daily activity levels. Notifications regarding symptom variations will be displayed under the Readiness Score. Oura emphasizes that while Rest mode prompts are general, Symptom Radar alerts are more detailed and specific in nature.

Important Considerations

Although Symptom Radar offers valuable insights into physiological changes, Oura emphasizes that it should not be used as a diagnostic tool or for medical guidance. The company acknowledges that user feedback will play a crucial role in shaping the future of this feature, potentially leading to modifications or removal from the Oura Lab platform.

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