First Day with Your Oura Ring
The new Oura ring starts to collect data immediately after you’ve paired it with the Oura app and put it on your finger. So, you’ll start seeing data about your activity during the first day of use, and data about your sleep and recovery after the first night of use.
First Day of Use: Tracking Your Activity
During the first day, what you see on your app's home screen is your accumulated activity during the day. It's shown in kilocalories. You'll also see your inactive time during the day in hours/minutes.
The app gives you a default activity goal for the day, again in kilocalories. The number is based on an average activity goal for a person of the same age, gender, height, and weight as you.
To view your activity stats in more detail, tap the activity card, or go to the activity detail view using the bottom navigation bar.
Things to Know
Oura measures your resting heart rate, heart rate variability, and body temperature while you sleep, so you'll see the first readings after the first night of sleep. The ring also automatically detects restful periods, such as naps, during the day, and shows your lowest resting heart rate and average HRV from them.
First Night of Use: Sleep, Readiness, and Body Signals
Once you've synced your ring's data after the first night of sleep, you'll get your readiness and sleep insights in the home screen. You'll also see your sleep timing and lowest resting heart rate from the night, and your activity goal for the day.
For a more detailed summary of your data, tap the readiness and sleep cards on the home screen. To dig deeper into your data on your sleep patterns and body signals, tap the cards again, or use the bottom navigation to access the detail views. There you'll see details metrics for the night, such as your sleep stages, total sleep time and bedtime, resting heart rate, heart rate variability, body temperature deviation, and nocturnal average respiratory rate.
Things to Know
Note that some of the insights Oura gives you (readiness score, among other) require that the ring and app learn a bit more about you. It's because guidance related to your recovery requires data on your normal baseline values, such as your normal nocturnal body temperature and most common wake-up times.
In practice this means that during the first weeks of use, Oura collects your baseline data. Before your baseline is fully established, some of the guidance is based more on averages for a person of the same age and gender as you. As time passes, the guidance you see will get more and more personalized. Also the trend views will become more informative the more data there is to show. Just remember to wear the ring regularly (if not all the time)!
If you happen to be sick during the first weeks of your journey with Oura, or you're unable to follow your regular daily rhythms, it will show in your baseline data for a while. After you're back to your normal routines, it will take a couple of weeks for the ring and the app to learn your normal values, such as your normal nocturnal body temperature.
Learn more about the new Oura app and its features here: https://blog.ouraring.com/blog/introducing-the-new-oura-app/