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Fitness enthusiasts around the world are exploding with excitement as they can now integrate two of their favorite fitness trackers. You can now connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch and amp up your fitness journey with the help of some of the most popular Oura Ring compatible apps for accurate metrics.
Oura made an official announcement on January 2023 about their integration with Apple Watch, which allows users to sync their data and use Oura data fields. The new integration includes the Oura Ring Apple Watch Companion app and Complications, which enables customizable graphics on the Apple Watch face. The Oura Apple Health integration is also available for all Oura Ring Gen 2 and Gen 3 members who have an active membership.
You can connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch by making use of the Apple Health App and with Apple Companion app.
All Oura Ring users can now sync Oura steps to Apple Health or with Apple Companion app to view their Oura App data directly on their Apple Watch. Just take our cues to successfully connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch for a seamless syncing experience and find out the latest updates on whether you can use Oura Ring without subscription to the Apple Health app.
Does Oura Ring Sync With Apple Health?
Yes, all users can sync Oura Ring with Apple Health, by setting it up with the Oura app. The Apple Health integration is currently available to all Oura Ring Gen 2 and Gen 3 users who have an active Oura membership for $5.99 per month. They can set up their Apple Health account while downloading the Oura App for the very first time on their iOS device.
Let us now see a detailed list of all the data that are synced between Apple Health and the Oura Ring.
What Are The Data Synced With Apple Health?
When you connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch you will be able to directly sync your Oura data with Apple Health updates, after every workout session or activity. You can choose to export or import the necessary data.
|Exported From Oura To Apple Health
|Imported From Apple Health To Oura
|Heart rate – in 1-minute intervals
|Respiratory Rate – avg nighttime respiratory rate
|Active Energy – calories burned, excluding BMR
|Sleep – duration, time, stages
|Workouts – calories, distance, duration, type
|Workouts – calories, distance, duration, type
|Date of Birth
How To Connect Oura Ring To Apple Watch?
To connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch you can make use of:
- The Apple Health app
- The Apple Companion app
Exciting new features and accurate metrics generated by the Oura Ring have attracted thousands of Apple Watch users to check out its unique features. Its stealth and discrete make, with no sound or display to interfere with the user’s activities, has pulled in fitness enthusiasts who use their fitness trackers throughout the day. Many such users look for ways to connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch so that they can experience the best of the two gadgets.
We present to you two verified ways to connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch, for a perfect integration and seamless experience.
Method 1: Connect Oura Ring To Apple Watch With Apple Health App
You can follow the instructions explained below and enable Apple Health during the initial setup process or integrate the apps at any given time.
1. In the Oura App
You can sync Oura Ring with Apple Health by opening the Oura app > Hamburger icon > Settings icon > Data Sharing > Apple Health > Enable all data.
Step 1 – Open the Oura App and tap the Hamburger Menu icon.
Step 2 – Tap on the Settings icon.
Step 3 – Tap on Data Sharing.
Step 4 – Select Apple Health.
Step 5 – Tap the toggle next to Connect to Health to turn it on.
Step 6 – Enable Import workouts from Health.
Step 7 – Tap the toggle next to Save Mindful Minutes to Health to turn it on.
2. In The Device’s Settings
You can adjust the data sharing settings by opening your iPhone’s Settings > Health app > Data Access & Devices > Enable Oura.
Step 1 – Tap the Settings Gear icon on your iPhone.
Step 2 – Scroll down to select Health from the list of installed apps.
Step 3 – Tap on Data Access & Devices.
Step 4 – Tap to enable Oura.
3. Enable Data Sharing
You can enable data sharing between Oura and Apple Health by opening Apple Health > Profile icon > Privacy > Apps > Oura > Toggle on.
When you connect Oura Ring to Apple Health you should choose what data you want to share between the two fitness trackers.
Step 1 – Open Apple Health on your iPhone.
Step 2 – Tap on your Profile icon at the top right corner.
Step 3 – Scroll down to find Privacy.
Step 4 – Tap to open Apps.
Step 5 – Select Oura from the list of apps.
Step 6 – Tap the toggle next to the categories you wish to share between Oura and Apple Health.
Enabling data sharing will help you to sync Oura steps to Apple Health along with various other vitals, including heart rate, respiration rate, sleep, workout routes, active energy, and many more.
How To Prioritize Oura For Steps?
You can prioritize Oura for steps by opening the Health app > Browse tab > Activity > Steps > Data Sources & Access > Edit > Hamburger icon > Drag Oura to the top.
Double counting of steps is a persistent issue that is faced by users who connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch. You can sync Oura steps to Apple Health by setting Oura as the priority data source for the steps recorded in Apple Health by:
Step 1 – Open the Apple Health app on your iPhone.
Step 2 – Tap the Browse tab at the bottom right corner.
Step 3 – Tap on Activity.
Step 4 – Select Steps.
Step 5 – Scroll down to tap on Data Sources & Access.
Step 6 – Tap to Edit it.
Step 7 – Tap the Hamburger Menu icon under Data Sources right next to Oura.
Step 8 – Now, drag Oura to the top of the list.
Variations in step counts are imminent in different fitness trackers as they set different thresholds for ‘Activity’ that are based on movements or distance covered.
Method 2: Connect Oura Ring To Apple Watch With Apple Companion App
You can connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch via Apple Watch Companion app, which is available for all Oura Ring Gen 2 and Gen 3 users. You will be able to view your Readiness, Sleep, and Activity Scores, along with your body temperature, heart rate, Oura Ring battery level, and many more features, directly on your Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Companion app is an exact replica of Oura’s iPhone app that can connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch and sync the data between the two devices. You can install the Companion app on your Apple Watch with the following instructions.
Before we work on ways to connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch, check to ensure that you meet the following prerequisites for a successful syncing:
1. Minimum System Requirements:
- Our App version 4.8.1
- Apple Watch Series 4
- watchOS 9
- iOS 16
2. Ensure that your Apple Watch is synced and paired to your iPhone.
3. Check if the software is up to date on both your Apple Watch and iPhone.
4. Ensure that the Oura installed on your iPhones is the latest 4.8.1 version.
Once you meet the above requirements, you can follow the instructions below to connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch.
1. In Apple Watch
Step 1 – Open the App Tray on your Apple Watch.
Step 2 – Tap to open the App Store.
Step 3 – Search for the Oura app.
Step 4 – Tap to GET it.
2. Watch App On iPhone
Step 1 – Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
Step 2 – Tap on the My Watch tab.
Step 3 – Scroll down to find Oura in the list of apps.
Step 4 – Tap to Install it.
3. Watch App On iOS Device
Step 1 – Open the Watch app on your iOS device
Step 2 – Tap the Discover tab.
Step 3 – Select Explore Watch Apps.
Step 4 – Search for the Oura app,
Step 5 – Tap on GET and wait for installation to be complete.
Once the installation is complete, launch the Oura app at least once for your Oura data to appear on the Apple Watch Companion app.
Do You Need A Subscription To Connect Oura Ring To Apple Health?
Yes, the Apple Health integration is available for all users who have an active subscription. Create an Oura Membership now for a seamless integration between your Oura Ring and Apple Health app. Users who try to sync Oura Ring without a subscription to the Apple Health app will face operational issues while syncing and generating accurate data.
Operation and performance of Oura Ring drastically improve when synced with Oura Ring compatible apps like Apple Health, Apple Companion app, Strava, Natural Cycles, etc. Now that you know how to connect Oura Ring to Apple Watch, go ahead and sync your fitness trackers to enjoy the best benefits of the two gadgets. You will be able to get much more detailed insights into your fitness and health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What Apps Does Oura Ring Integrate With?
Oura Ring integrates with apps like Apple Health, Apple Watch Complication & Companion app, Health Connect, Google Fit, Strava, Natural Cycles, Zero Fasting app, etc.
Q2. Can I Connect My Oura Ring To Multiple Devices?
No, you cannot connect your Oura Ring to multiple devices, as it could result in connection issues.
Q3. How Does Apple Watch Compare With Oura Ring?
While both the Apple Watch and Oura Ring are effective in generating accurate metrics of the wearer’s health, the Oura Ring is much more efficient in differentiating the Sleep stages and is also more comfortable to wear for a longer period of time.
Q4. Does Oura Ring Work With Apple Watch?
Yes, the Oura Ring work with Apple Watch with the Apple Watch Companion app and Apple Health app that syncs the data between the devices.
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