Caring for Your Oura Ring: Tips & Best Practices

In this article, we cover some basics on how to best take care of your Oura Ring to enhance its longevity and ensure you get the most out of your experience wearing Oura for the long-term.

Product Care
Battery & Charging
Connectivity & Updates

Product Care

Clean Your Sensors

We recommend cleaning the infrared LED sensors (the three small bumps) located on the interior of your Oura Ring ~once a week. This can be done by wiping them down with the inside of your t-shirt or a piece of cloth—or, by rinsing your ring with a small amount of mild dish soap and water. By doing so, you’ll remove any dust or dirt that may be interfering with the signal between your ring’s sensors and the arteries on the palm side of your finger.

Avoid Extended Exposure to Extreme Temperatures

Oura's operating temperature ranges from 14°F – 129°F / -(10)°C – 54°C. You can safely wear your ring in hot tubs, saunas, ice baths, and cryotherapy tanks. However, extended exposure to extreme temperatures (below 32°F / 0°C or above 95°F / 35°C) may lead to battery damage.

Tips for Scratch Prevention

All Oura Ring colors, models, and styles can develop scratches from normal daily use. Scratches or other damage caused by wear and tear are not covered by Oura's warranty policy. To help prevent scratches and increase the longevity of your ring:

  • Wear your Oura Ring on your non-dominant hand to reduce the amount of contact with various surfaces and objects you interact with on a daily basis
  • Avoid wearing other rings adjacent to your Oura Ring. Other rings may scratch your Oura Ring while rubbing against it
  • Consider removing your Oura Ring in situations that involve friction (e.g. weightlifting), or when handling objects made of metal, ceramics, or stone (such as handling pots or pans)

Keep in mind: the Rose Gold finish is specially designed to be a living color that will develop a darker patina over time. The exact patina effect depends on use and care of your ring.

Battery & Charging

The Optimal Battery Range

We suggest doing your best to keep your ring’s battery above 30%. To get started incorporating this new habit, we recommended keeping your charger on-hand and getting into a routine of charging your ring for a little bit each day. Consider charging your ring during periods of the day when you may traditionally take a brief break from wearing it for the sake of comfort or additional scratch protection—such as washing dishes, typing at your computer, showering, cooking, etc. 

Icon_Tip__1_.png Keep in mind that all rechargeable batteries are consumables and have a limited lifespan, so their capacity and performance will gradually decline with time. Maintaining this battery range on a regular basis will result in the lowest battery deterioration rate over time.

Avoid Under and Overcharging

Try to prevent your ring’s battery from reaching 0%. We suggest enabling low battery level notifications to avoid this. Check out this article for guidance on how to enable these notifications.

If you plan on taking a break from wearing your ring, we recommend placing your ring in Power Saving Mode before storing it. Please reference this article for step-by-step instructions on how to do so.

Avoid leaving your ring on its charger for over a week’s time.

Tips for Battery Conservation

If you’re looking to get the most out of each charge, we suggest enabling Airplane Mode, which can help to conserve battery. Check out this article for instructions on how to enable Airplane Mode.

Use Proper Power Source

The USB charging power cord is intended to be supplied by an external 5Vdc supply that complies with IEC 62368-1 standard. The power available to the equipment should not exceed 15W after 3 seconds, to prevent battery degradation.

Connectivity & Updates

Only Connect Your Ring to One Device at a Time

If you start using a new device and need to safely transfer your Oura Ring data, please follow the instructions outlined in this article.

Update Your Oura App Software & Ring Firmware When Possible

You’ll be notified on your Home Icon_Home.png tab in the Oura App when a new version of our software and firmware is released. We recommend updating to the most recent versions to ensure optimal ring and app performance, as well as an ideal member experience.

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