Manually Add a Workout

This article contains instructions on how to log a manual workout in Oura. Consider adding a workout manually when the workout requires few steps and, or limited upper body movement (e.g., yoga, strength training, pilates, or cycling)

Because these types of exercise have minimal or slow hand movements, they are more challenging for the 3D accelerometer inside your Oura Ring to pick up and convert into an accurate measure of intensity for the sake of determining caloric burn. By manually adding a workout of this sort, you may be able to improve the accuracy of your Activity insights and overall goal progress if you commonly take part in these exercises.

Add a Workout

  • 1. Open the Oura app.
  • 2. Tap the + button in the bottom right-hand corner of the Home tab.
  • 3. Tap 'Add a workout'.
  • 4. Choose your workout type.
  • 5. Enter the start time, duration, and intensity of your workout.
  • 6. Tap 'Done' to save your workout.

All manually added workouts are visible on the home tab beneath Activities.


Can I add an Activity for a day that's passed?

You can only add workouts for the current day. You cannot retroactively add workouts.

If you’re concerned about missing the log of a workout for a day that’s already passed, have peace of mind that either way, your recovery from that exercise will be reflected in your Sleep insights regardless if there’s evidence of it in the Activity tab or not.

If you pushed yourself, your body will reflect the proper signals through overnight trends in resting heart rate (RHR) and heart rate variability (HRV), leading to a reflective Readiness Score for what you may need the following day in terms of rest. In contrast, if you engaged in more light and restorative activity for the sake of higher recovery (such as yoga or a light hike), your body will also reflect this through overnight trends in RHR and HRV, leading to a Readiness Score that reflects the thoughtful activity you took part in.

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