App Integrations: Apple Health, Google Fit, Strava
Oura offers the ability to sync your data with a number of third-party apps.
For problems syncing Apple Health workouts with Oura, please see our Known Issues page.
Setting Up Apple Health
While setting up your account after first downloading the Oura App, you’ll have the option to enable Health. If you choose not to enable Health during the initial setup process, you can use the steps below to integrate the apps at a later time.
On Your iPhone
- Open Apple Health
- Tap your profile picture in the upper right hand corner of the Apple Health app
- Under "Privacy," select "Apps"
- Select "Oura"
- Select "Turn On All" or select which categories you'd like to share between Oura and Apple Health
In the Oura App
- Tap Menu in the upper left-hand corner of the Home tab
- Tap Settings
- Under "Data sharing," tap "Apple Health"
- Enable the following parameters
- Connect to Health
- Import workouts from Health
- Save Mindful minutes to Health
Data Synced with Apple Health
When you sync your Oura data, Apple Health updates will appear after you've completed an activity or workout. You can choose to import and export the following data:
Exported from Oura to Apple Health
- Active Energy: activity burn calories, excluding your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
- Heart Rate: average nighttime resting heart rate
- Mindful Minutes
- Respiratory Rate: average nighttime respiratory rate
- Resting Energy
Imported from Apple Health to Oura
- Workouts: except for "Steps" and "Walking + Running Distance"
Setting Up Google Fit
While setting up your account after first downloading the Oura App, you will have the option to enable Google Fit. If you chose not to enable Google Fit during the initial setup process, you can use the steps below to integrate the apps at a later time.
In the Oura App
- Go to the menu in the upper left-hand corner of the Home tab
- Tap Settings > Tap Google Fit
- Enable the following parameters:
- Connect to Google Fit
- Import Workouts from Google Fit
- Mindful minutes to Google Fit
To confirm you have successfully integrated Google Fit:
- Open Google Fit
- Tap Profile, then tap the Settings icon in the upper right-hand corner
- Tap Manage connected apps
- Ensure Oura is listed as a connected app
Data Synced with Google Fit
When you sync your Oura data, Google Fit updates will appear after you've completed an activity or workout. You can choose to import and export the following data:
Exported from Oura to Google Fit
- Mindful Minutes: Guided and unguided Sessions
- Sleep Measurements: Bedtime, Wake Time, Sleep Duration, Nighttime Resting Heart Rate
Imported from Google Fit to Oura
- Workout: Activity Type, Start Time, Duration, Calories
Link your Oura account to Strava to make every workout and activity count.
By integrating Oura with Strava, you’ll get credit for Strava activities in the Oura App and can easily share your Oura workouts with friends in the Strava app.
Setting Up Strava
In the Oura App
- Tap the menu in the upper left-hand corner of the Home tab
- Tap Settings
- Under "Data sharing," tap "Other apps"
- Tap “Strava” and then “Continue”
- Follow the prompt to log in to Strava
- Tap "Authorize"
- Choose which data to import or export
Data Synced with Strava
Exported from Oura to Strava
- Workouts recorded through the Workout Heart Rate feature
- Readiness Score and Activity Score
Note: On Android, GPS maps will not initially export from Oura to Strava, but will be available soon.
Imported from Strava to Oura
Workouts imported from Strava will appear on the Home and Activity tabs in the Oura App. These workouts contribute to your Activity Score and progress toward your daily activity goal. However, if a single workout is recorded on multiple platforms (i.e. with WHR and Strava simultaneously) it will only appear once in the Oura App with the most reliable recorded data.
Workouts recorded in Oura through Automatic Activity Detection, and manually added workouts, are not currently exported to Strava. Import and export settings can be adjusted at any time in the Oura App.
Note: Strava integration is available for Gen2 and Gen3 Oura members.
You can now use your Oura Ring with Natural Cycles, the first FDA cleared birth control app. Natural Cycles users with an Oura Ring can automatically sync their temperature trend data collected overnight into the Natural Cycles app each morning, which will then be analyzed using Natural Cycle’s algorithm to calculate daily fertility status.
Setting Up Natural Cycles
The integration is available to Gen2 users and Gen3 users with an active membership. You must have a Natural Cycles subscription to use this integration. Oura members can get a discount on a Natural Cycles annual subscription through November 1, 2022.
- Open the Natural Cycles app
- Tap the top menu > Settings > My device > Connect Oura Account
- Wear your Oura Ring to bed
- In the morning, your temperature trend data from Oura will automatically sync with the Natural Cycles app. You can also manually sync your data by opening the Natural Cycles app and pressing the “Sync Oura Ring” button from the "Add Data" page
Data Synced with Natural Cycles
Temperature trend data collected overnight from the Oura Ring will be synced to the Natural Cycles app every day to help calculate your fertility status within the Natural Cycles app. The temperature sensors in the Oura Ring generate 1,440 data points each day, and are validated to measure temperature changes as precisely as 0.13°C (0.23°F).
Things to Keep in Mind
- If you link your Oura App to a third party app such as Apple Health or Google Fit, your height, weight, age, and gender will be imported from those apps into Oura, and you will not be able to edit them unless you unlink the apps
- The Oura App might not import data from integrations if both apps were not opened before midnight, if "Background App Refresh" is disabled, or if "Lower Power Mode" is enabled. Open both Oura and the integrated app at least once a day to prevent this
- The Oura App will only sync workouts for the current day. If you are having trouble syncing your workout, verify that "Date Added" matches the date on which the workout occurred. If the imported workout includes calorie data, you can't manually edit the data in the Oura App. Edit the calorie info through the app used to track your workout
- When tracking activity, Oura only records your active calories. These calories include the calories you burn during exercise and not your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR, the number of calories required to keep your body functioning while at rest). Other fitness trackers and health apps will combine active calories and BMR. As a result, their calorie burn estimations may differ slightly from Oura's
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