Chronotypes, or sleep patterns, have been added to the Oura Ring, which has historically emphasized sleep tracking and now allows users to better understand their own circadian cycles. The Oura smart band now has chronotype selection thanks to a recent system upgrade, which over time will reveal what time of day your body prefers to slumber. In other words, this chronotype will let you know whether you are an early person or a night owl, enabling you to adapt.
Our genetic composition is hard-wired with chronotypes, and deciphering this information requires a lot of data. In light of this, in order to obtain a suggested chronotype, you must constantly wear your Oura Ring for 90 days. The business claims that in order to make a decision, it examines statistics on body temperature, exercise, and sleep.
After analysis, the software informs you of your preference for mornings versus nights as well as the intensity of that preference. There are many choices for those who lie in the center of the spectrum, like those who like late afternoons, so there is some complexity here.
This major system upgrade affects more than just chronotypes. The chronotype data is used by a new body clock function to cross-reference with your slumber routine. Additionally, some novel monitoring methods are available for people who have irregular napping patterns.
Finally, a brand-new Sleep Regularity option reveals to users how regularly they have slept over the past two weeks. Most of these functions are only available on Gen 3 smart bands and call for a current subscription. The fix is now accessible. The Oura Smart Ring has always prioritized sleep monitoring, and now that chronotypes (sleep patterns) have been introduced, it can assist users in understanding their circadian rhythms. Even though it seems impossible, a new sleep monitoring tool can now identify whether you are an early person or a night owl.
A body clock function that indicates whether your sleep was in line with your ideal sleep routine was another addition made by Oura. As well as an improved form of Sleep Scores that examines shorter sleep sessions, another new measure called Sleep Regularity indicates whether your sleep was consistent over the previous two weeks. In order to provide a neutral ranking between “optimal” and “pay attention,” Oura is also introducing a new “fair” grade for sleep quality.
Although metrics like chronotype and body clock are only accessible for the Gen 3, the majority of the new features are compatible with both the Gen 2 and Gen 3 Oura bands.