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Oura ring knows if you are a night owl or an early bird

As part of its latest update, Oura Ring will tell you if you’re conflicting with typing by confirming whether you’re really an early bird or a night owl. You’ll do this using a scale called the Chronotype, which checks our natural sleep patterns and energy levels, then correctly assigns you the correct mapping. Ora says understanding this, and working with it to improve your sleep patterns, can have a “profound impact on our lives.”

Top-down view of the circular horizon of Aura.
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Chronotype is the first of several sleep-related updates coming to Oura Ring in time for Sleep Awareness Week. Currently, the Oura ring shows whether you had a good or bad sleep, but it will now add a “fair” measure as well. This will be reflected in easy-to-read graphs, where the blue line indicates good performance, and the red line indicates poor performance. The fair measurement will appear as a yellow line.

Your readiness score will gain a new indicator called sleep regularity, which takes an overview of your sleep from the past two weeks, so you can see how disruptions can affect your ongoing sleep patterns. The sleep score also takes into account times when the optimal amount of sleep is not feasible due to lifestyle or work commitments, making the overall sleep score more beneficial to more people.

Finally, and linking back to the new Chronotype feature, Body Clock helps you find the right sleep routine and schedule. Besides understanding your chronotype, Ora says this will help, “improve sleep quality, increase energy levels, and get a better sense of balance and contentment.” It will even provide insight into your best times to be active, focus, and fix time.

Oura says the new features will be part of the Oura app, which will require an update through the App Store soon. It’s not clear if Ring will need a firmware update to activate these features, but the app should alert you if necessary. Oura Ring has a monthly subscription attached to it, after the initial purchase price and grace period, so additional features and big updates like these help make it more attractive to own and use in the long run.

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