Oura's Apple Health Integration
To start sharing your Oura data with Apple's Health app, enable Connect with Health in the Oura iOS app settings.
Oura supports the following data sharing with Apple Health:
- Sleep Analysis - This includes both 'in bed' and 'asleep' times.
- Active Energy - The calories you've burned by walking, training, or doing other activities (activity burn), excluding your BMR.
- Respiratory rate - Average respiratory rate from the night
- Mindful minutes - Presence sessions from Moment
You can import the following from Apple Health:
After connecting with Health, you can import and export data between the applications.
Importing Workouts from Apple Health
Oura supports importing workouts from Health. If you’re using another app to track your training sessions, and have synced it with Health, your workout will automatically appear in your home and activity views – just allow workout imports when installing or updating the Oura app.
Note: the Oura app syncs workouts only for the current day.
If the workout imported from Health includes calorie data, it’ll be added to Oura's activity burn and total burn calculations.
Note: If the imported workout includes calorie data, you can't manually edit the data in the Oura app. To edit the calorie info, use the app you used to track your workout.
If calorie burn data from Health is unavailable, you can manually adjust the workout intensity in the Oura app to get a better estimate of your calorie burn. The default intensity for the workout is 'moderate'.
If you import the same workout to Health from two different devices/sources, the workout will show twice in the Oura app. In some cases, the app can also show duplicate kilocalorie or step data. If you want the workout to be imported to the Oura app only once, you need to remove one of the workout entries in the Health app.
If you have disabled Health workout imports in the Oura app, and now want to enable them, go to the Health app settings, and switch on workout imports to the Oura app. Next, enable Health workout imports in the Oura app (main menu > settings > Health > Import workouts from Health).
We've received reports telling that after an Oura app update, Health workout imports have been disabled in the app. We'll fix this issue as soon as possible. Meanwhile, if you don't see your workouts in the Oura app, check that workout imports are allowed in the app settings (main menu > settings > Health > Import workouts from Health).
Calorie Calculation from Imported Workouts
Sometimes you might notice differences in the calorie estimates between Oura and other fitness trackers.
When tracking your exercise, Oura logs your active calories. These calories only include the extra calories you burn during exercise, and not your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR, i.e. the calories you would burn anyway while resting).
Some other fitness trackers and health apps calculate both active calories and BMR. As a result, their calorie burn value may be slightly bigger compared to the value given by Oura.
Here's an example for a moderate-intensity 30-minute run for a 35-year old woman (126 lb/57kg, 5 ft 5 in/164 cm).
- Active calories: 216 Cal
- Total calorie burn from workout: 216 Cal
Other Health Apps
- Active calories: 216 Cal
- Basal Metabolic Rate (30 min): 28 Cal
- Total calorie burn from workout: 216 + 28 = 244 Cal
Fitness trackers that take BMR into account when calculating calorie burn for a workout will export this calorie count to Health. In our example, a manually added activity in Oura would add 216 Cal to your total daily calorie burn, while a workout tracked with a fitness tracker and imported into the Oura app would add 244 Cal to your daily calorie burn.
Want more? Check out these Apple Health FAQs and this article.