The Difference Between Oura's Heritage and Balance Rings
The Oura Ring comes in two different designs: Heritage, and Balance. These designs have the same functionality and allow you to access the same metrics in the Oura app. The color options and designs are slightly different, though.
These designs and color options can be found in Oura's online store.
Ring Colors and Designs
Each design comes in both a sleek, black and silver finish. These finishes retail at $299 (€314). However, the Balance and Heritage designs each have their own unique finishes in addition to these.
The Heritage design comes in both a gold and stealth finish. Heritage Gold has a sleek, gold-colored finish, while Heritage Stealth has a matte black finish (not shiny). These retail for $399 (€419). Please note that due to the matte coating on Heritage Stealth, its finish appears to some as more of a dark grey. The Balance design, on the other hand, comes in a diamond finish which retails at $999 (€1049).
The shapes of the Heritage and Balance models differ ever so slightly. The Heritage model has a small plateau atop the ring, while the Balance has a small peak on its top. These rings contain the same functionality, no matter the difference in design or finish. Your design and finish selections are purely according to personal preference. The subtle design differences can be seen in the images below.