Since the moment I slipped the Oura ring on my finger a few years ago, I’ve been recording my sleep and stress metrics with the same somewhat obsessive dedication I usually reserve for soccer games. have high odds.
So Oura’s latest announcement really caught my attention. Oura Ring is getting another upgrade and it’s already rolling out to members. This is an evolution of the stress management tool, with three new features: Daytime Stress, Stress Resilience, and Reflection.
You want to know more? Here’s what the upgrade looks like and what it means for members. Read on to learn about Oura Ring’s latest stress management features and how they may impact you.
What are Oura’s new stress management features?
The wearables market knows a thing or two about “mindfulness.” Use any device today and you can find daily readiness points, breathing exercises, and meditations at your fingertips. I had previously used the Oura Ring for stress management, and I wanted to find out how the newest features would work with the user’s normal lifestyle.
Oura has introduced three new features to Oura Ring, all dedicated to stress — how to recognize stress, its underlying causes, and how to reduce it. Want to know how a night out or workout affects your body? Now you can. Expect a phased rollout, starting with Daytime Tension.
The Daytime Stress tool launches on October 10, 2023 for registered members only and is intended to help you understand what causes stress and how to manage it to move forward. personal development, “such as productivity, creativity and resilience”.
The app can detect stress by looking at biometrics such as daytime heart rate variability (HRV), heart rate and body temperature as well as fluctuations that can indicate physiological stress in the body . It can then track insights continuously to help you uncover hidden triggers or patterns.
Signs may include “lower-than-normal HRV,” increased resting heart rate, or higher respiratory rate, indicating a stress response. In the Oura app, you’ll find four zones — stress, busy, relaxation, and recovery — along with readings to explain “which experiences add stress…and which help recovery.” You can also access the daily summary for a brief overview of your day.
Oura members will also have access to the AI-powered Reflections tool, currently in beta for iOS (unfortunately we don’t know the results for Android users yet), allowing users to used to discover “personal causes of stress and recovery methods”. .”
Oura calls it journaling.
As we know, stress is personal and not everyone reacts or reacts the same way. This feature, once released, will allow members to record their moods and thoughts during the day. If you want, you can record your voice or just type it out.
AI can suggest helpful tags, and over time you’ll be able to access trends to help you identify triggers and when you may need to prioritize recovery. Oura says the tool will help users “connect the dots between mind and body.”
According to Oura’s medical research team, stress can be “Good” or “Bad,” but it still manifests in the same physiological way. Reflection can help members recognize patterns in the context, reframe them, and find ways to relax if necessary.
So your Oura ring detected signs of stress and helped you label it. This winter, you will be able to map your stress resilience and improve it. This feature will help you “understand your physiological stress tolerance” by looking at factors like Daytime Stress, Daytime Recovery, and your sleep quality over time.
The goal is to help members find balance “by providing insights, education and recommendations for stress management.” Essentially, your ring will help you find time to relax. Result.
For now, members can access the Daytime Stress feature in the Home tab, and we will update this story as we learn more in the coming weeks.
You can also learn more about Oura Ring and its previous upgrades below.
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