Set Up Your Oura Ring
Welcome to the Oura Community! If you've just received your new Oura Ring, use the following tips to get started.
If you're setting up a replacement Oura Ring, please visit this article.
Unboxing Your Oura Ring
- Unbox your Oura Ring, connect the USB cord to the ring's charger, and plug the charger into a USB power source (e.g., a laptop or supporting power brick to be inserted into a wall outlet).
- Place your ring on the charger, making sure the three sensors on the inside of the ring are positioned correctly. The peak or plateau atop your ring should be facing away from the USB cord insertion point on the charger (see image image below). A small light should begin flashing slowly. The ring is fully charged when the light on the charger becomes solid—this shouldn't take more than 80 minutes, however this may vary given it's the first charge. Check out the image below for further guidance on how this set-up should appear.
- While your ring is charging, visit the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android) to download the free Oura app.
- Once your ring is charged, make sure to enable your device’s Bluetooth.
- Next, launch the Oura app and create your Oura account. Link to this article for step-by-step guidance on how to do so.
- Follow the instructions to pair your Oura Ring.
- Once paired, go to the app settings to select your age, height, and other personal details. Your app settings can be found in the upper left-hand corner of your Home tab, by tapping on the menu icon.
We recommend using your Oura Ring on one device only.
What's in the box?
Here's what to expect when your Oura Ring arrives.
1. The Ring
The first thing you will see when you open the box is your Oura ring. Heritage or Balance. Black, Silver, Stealth, or Diamond. Whichever you chose - it’ll be there.
2. The Charger
You’ll find your ring resting on its size-specific charger. Underneath your ring, you’ll find a USB-A to USB-C power cable.
Power bricks are not included. For wall charging, an adapter or regional specific power brick is required.
3. A Quick Start Guide
Under the power cord, you’ll find the quick start guide. This is a simple set of instructions to help you get started.
Data You Can Expect to See on Day One
On the first day, you'll see your Activity data. Oura measures your resting heart rate, heart rate variability, and body temperature while you sleep, therefore you must wait until you've woken up the following day to see this data.
Things to Keep in Mind
Some of the insights Oura provides require the ring and app to learn a bit more about you. Guidance related to your recovery, for instance, requires personal baseline data, which takes a couple (2) weeks to come together.
Examples of metrics that pertain to this are resting heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, and any of the balance contributors. This process is in place so Oura can provide you with the most accurate information and meaningful guidance that's customized to you as an individual. Sleep staging and Activity insights, in comparison, should be accurate from day one.
Before your baselines are established, your guidance will be based on a proxy with similar personal details (e.g., age, gender, weight and height). Over time, the guidance you receive will become more personalized. Please remember to wear the ring regularly, if not all the time, for the best results.
If you happen to be sick when you begin using Oura, it will impact your baselines. After you return to your normal routine though, you can expect these to return to normal as well. Oura is consistently calibrating to provide you with the most relevant insight—this means updating your long-term averages, by which your current and recent body signals are compared against, on a regular basis.