Charging Your Ring & Best Practices
This article includes information on how to charge your ring, along with answers to frequently asked questions.
If you need to purchase a new charger, please do so here. Please keep in mind that we only sell full charger sets, not individual cables or charging docks.
Please be sure to order the correct charger size relative to the ring size you currently own. To check your ring size, look on the inside of your Oura Ring (listed next to the QR code), or tap the battery icon in the upper right-hand corner of the Oura Home tab and swipe left.
Charging Your Ring
Your Oura Ring can take anywhere from 20-80 minutes to charge, depending on your battery level. Check your battery level by tapping the ring in the upper right-hand corner of the Home tab.
To charge your ring, connect the USB cord to the charger and plug the USB into a power source (e.g., a laptop, or power brick). Then, place your ring on the charging dock. The LED light on the charger will begin pulsing after you've set the ring on the dock. When the light stops pulsing, your ring is fully charged. You will receive a push notification when charging is complete.
If the LED light doesn't light up, ensure the charger's cable is properly connected. Double-check that your ring is positioned correctly, ensuring good contact between your ring and the dock.
1. Best Times to Charge Your Ring
Generally, we suggest keeping your charger handy in your purse, car, backpack, or at your desk. Because the charger's USB cord quickly connects to laptops and power bricks, you can charge your ring easily while working, watching television, browsing the internet, or doing the dishes. We recommend keeping your ring's battery level above 40%, if possible.
2. Enable Low Battery Notifications
To receive reminders before bed when your Oura Ring's battery is low, enable Battery level notifications in the Oura app. To do so, follow the steps below.
- Go to the menu in the upper right-hand corner of the Home tab.
- Tap Settings > Notifications.
- Enable Battery level notifications.
3. Ensure Your Ring is Charged Before Bed
It’s important that your ring be charged to at least 25% before going to bed, which is why employing some of the strategies listed above may be beneficial. If your battery level isn't at least 25% prior to bed, you’ll miss out on your Sleep insights for the night.
Keep in mind: if this occurs, you’ll still receive a bedtime and wake-up time, but no Sleep or Readiness Score, and no further breakdown of your sleep stages, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, or resting heart rate. The image below serves as an example of what you might see on your tab if you went to bed with insufficient ring battery.
Consider getting into the habit of charging your ring a little bit each day so you’ll never have to miss out on personalized insights from Oura when you wake-up.
Things to Keep in Mind
What to Expect from Your Oura Ring Battery
The average length that a fully charged ring will last is 4-7 days. That duration depends on various factors, such as the age of your ring, use of certain ring features (e.g., Moment, Restful Periods), and other factors such as taking one or more naps throughout the day that can result in higher levels of battery consumption.
Keep in mind: batteries are complex and many variables contribute to battery life and performance. All rechargeable batteries are consumables and have a limited lifespan, so their capacity and performance will gradually decline with time.
Prevent Damage to Your Battery
Certain factors may lead to battery damage. They are listed below.
• Leaving your ring on the charger for a period of time greater than one week. Charging while at maximum capacity for extended periods of time can reduce battery life substantially.
• Long exposure to extreme temperatures (hot/freezing).
• Allowing your ring’s battery to reach 0% can affect its longevity.
If you suspect damage has occurred, or you've noticed a drain in the battery, please submit a request here. Our team will be in touch as soon as time allows.
Taking a Break from Wearing Your Ring?
If you plan on taking a break from wearing your ring, we recommend placing your ring in Power Saving Mode before storing it to protect the battery capacity from deteriorating. For more information on how to properly store your ring to preserve your battery health, please reference this article.