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Oura Labs: Revolutionizing Wellness Tracking with Symptom Radar and Experimental Features

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
The Symptom Radar feature of Oura recognizes early health changes

Oura users are now able to opt into a new experimental feature called Oura Labs. The first available feature is Symptom Radar, which detects early signs of physiological strain by monitoring biometric trends such as temperature, respiratory rate, resting heart rate, and heart rate variability. Unlike illness detection, which was the focus during the early days of the pandemic, Symptom Radar alerts users to significant changes in their biometric data.

When alerted, users have the option to enable Rest Mode or lower their daily activity goal to prioritize rest. While illness could trigger an alert, other factors like intense workouts or lack of sleep could also be the cause. The Oura Ring cautions that Symptom Radar is not a diagnostic tool but rather a tool to help users understand their body’s signals. This distinction allows it to fall under wellness and general education and avoid the need for FDA clearance.

However, the possibility of illness detection in the future is not entirely ruled out as shown in a study released by Oura last year that linked covid-19 symptoms to long-term impacts on biometrics. The features within Oura Labs are subject to change based on user feedback and data analysis. Similar to Fitbit’s Fitbit Labs, Oura Labs provides a platform for experimentation and innovation, giving users a chance to try out new features and provide feedback for potential integration into the main app. This continuous learning process aims to improve the overall user experience and functionality of the Oura Ring.

By Samantha Nguyen

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