The best fitness tracker is the one you wear everyday, and the Oura smart ring makes it easy to do just that. Over the course of several weeks, it builds up a detailed picture of your activity levels and rest using a combination of biometric data, and gives you practical advice on how to balance the two. Its sleep tracking is particularly impressive, and each morning you’ll receive a Readiness score that helps you decide how to tackle the day ahead. It’s a genuinely useful little tool, and the ring form factor makes a real difference.
Smart rings are a great idea in theory – small, discreet and unobtrusive – but difficult to get right. That’s partly due to the difficulty of manufacturing them and obtaining components small enough, but it’s also down to the difficulty of creating a device that’s genuinely useful enough for people to be interested in.
That’s where Oura comes in: neat little ring that’s all about balancing activity and rest. It’s lined with sensors that collect biometric data 24 hours a day, and sync it with a mobile app where it’s processed to help you understand what’s happening in your body, and make sensible lifestyle changes. That might sound like nothing new, but the ring form factor gives Oura a real advantage.