The Oura Ring.
The Oura Ring.
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Having access to your health and fitness metrics is a great thing, but it means having to wear a smartwatch or fitness tracker 24/7, which isn’t great.

Oura Ring (third generation) is a new type of wearable that crams many of the sensors found in a smartwatch into a ring. Barely larger than a normal ring, the latest generation Oura Ring has seven temperature sensors, a new green LED heart-rate sensor, an SpO2 sensor, battery, and accelero- meters.

Billed as a sleep and recovery tracker, Oura Ring has found fans among celebs, including Prince Harry and Jennifer Aniston, and professional athletes (the NBA bought 2 000 Oura Rings to monitor players). Available in a range of colours and comfortable to wear, the latest Oura Ring is far more adept than its predecessors at identifying when your body needs rest before tackling a strenuous workout.

Oura Ring.
Oura Ring.

My favourite feature is that it prioritises weekly instead of daily activity, which means no more getting shamed by my wearable for being chained to my desk on a particular day.

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