Keep an eye on your Oura data through the Apple Watch companion app. You can see your Readiness, Activity, and Sleep Scores, heart rate, body temperature, ring battery level, and more.
The Oura companion app is available for Gen2 and Gen3 users with these minimum system requirements:
- iOS 16
- watchOS 9
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Oura App version 4.8.1
What Is the Apple Watch Companion App?
The Apple Watch companion app is a mirror of Oura's iPhone app. Whenever your Oura Ring syncs to your phone, the Oura App sends your Oura Ring data to your Apple Watch.
In the companion app, you can see the following data:
- Readiness Score
- Resting heart rate
- Heart rate variability
- Body temperature
- Respiratory rate
- Readiness contributors
What Are Apple Watch Complications?
A complication is a customizable graphic on your watch face that can display data from third-party apps. In watchmaking terms, a complication is an element on a watch face that does anything other than tell the time, such as a calendar, alarm, or a stopwatch function.
On the Apple Watch, you can add circular, rectangular, and corner complications that display your Oura data, including:
- Activity goal progress
- Ring battery level
- Heart rate, movement, sleep, and body temperature graphs
How to Use the Apple Watch Companion App
Installing the Companion App
Ensure that your Apple Watch is paired and synced to your iPhone, and that both the iPhone and Apple Watch software are up-to-date. View these instructions from Apple for more information on how to pair and sync your Apple Watch and iPhone.
Make sure the Oura App on your iPhone is at least version 4.8.1, then use one of the methods below to install Oura's companion app on your Apple Watch.
Method 1: Watch App on iPhone
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone
- From the My Watch tab, scroll down to find Oura under Available Apps
- Tap Install next to Oura and wait for it to complete
Method 2: Watch App on iPhone
- Open the Watch app on iOS
- From the Discover tab, select Explore Watch Apps
- Search for Oura
- Select GET and wait for the download to complete
Method 3: Apple Watch directly (without iPhone)
- Select the app tray and open >App Store
- Search for Oura in the App Store
- Select GET
Note: After installation, the iOS Oura App will need to be launched at least once before Oura data will appear in the Apple Watch companion app.
Installing Apple Watch Complications
More instructions on customizing your Apple Watch display can be found here. Complications can only be added to watch faces that support them. If you do not see an option to add complications on yours, you may need to select and install a different watch face.
- Tap and hold the Apple Watch face
- Select Edit
- Tap and hold corner complications or tap circular and rectangular complications to change them
- Scroll through the options and tap the desired Oura complication
- Save by pressing the digital crown once
Note: Complications use additional Apple Watch battery life.
Syncing Your Oura Data
The Apple Watch app is a companion to the iOS Oura App, and does not pair to the ring directly. You must open the Oura App on the iPhone and sync with your ring in order for data to update on the Apple Watch. Oura data does not automatically update on the Apple Watch app in real time.
If your Apple Watch app shows dashes instead of scores, measurements, or contributors, this likely means that you have not synced your ring in several days, and there is no available data. Open the Oura App on your iPhone and wait for your ring to update its data.
Some user actions such as recording workout heart rate or adding a tag are not available through the Apple Watch companion app. If your Oura App is in Rest Mode, readiness and sleep information will be available, but the Activity Score will be disabled.