If you love sleeping or believe that you’re the best sleeper among all your friends, there’s a way to empirically prove whether that’s true or not. It’s called Aura, and it’s a ring that continuously monitors your vital signs.
The Oura ring is already one of the best sleep trackers you can buy, and now it’s adding a new social feature to help you compete with your friends who also have the ring.
The new Oura Circles feature allows you to share your sleep, readiness, and activity scores with up to 20 people, as long as they are also Oura members (the subscription costs about 6 euros per month).
If you’re concerned about sharing too much health data with friends or family, you can customize what you share in the Circles.
For example, you can choose to share all your Oura scores for two weeks, or just your nighttime sleep score. You can also take breaks with the option to leave or rejoin the Circles whenever you want.
This feature turns the Oura app into a social fitness hub like Strava, but for overall health rather than specific sports.
Oura says they are also planning to allow Circle members to share more data in addition to those three main scores (for sleep, readiness, and activity) in the future.
Unfortunately, Circles does not work well with the first generation of the Oura ring: only owners of the Oura Ring Generation 2 and Oura Ring Generation 3 can share their scores and react to other members. In other words, you’ll have to invest over 300 euros in purchasing an Oura Ring Generation 3.
To start creating your new Circle and invite other members, you can tap on the promotional card that will appear in the latest version of the app, or find it in the menu at the top left corner of the Oura Home tab. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you can try these apps.
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