Does Oura Ring Sync With Samsung Health?

By Lokesh Jaral | Updated on May 27, 2024
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Sync Oura Ring With Samsung Health

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Have you ever felt like you’re hearing two different health stories? You love your Oura Ring for its sleep tracking, but your Samsung Health app keeps tabs on your workouts. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have all your health data in one place? 

Well, I found myself in that exact situation, wondering if my Oura Ring could sync with Samsung Health. At first, connecting the dots wasn’t easy—it felt like trying to solve a puzzle with missing pieces!

But I later found it’s totally possible to sync your Oura Ring and Samsung Health! There’s this cool workaround using the Health Connect app by Google. So, join me as I’ll guide you through bringing your health stats together.

How is Data Shared Between Oura and Samsung Health?

When I link my Samsung Health with the Oura app through Google’s Health Connect, they can easily share data with each other. With the proper permissions, both apps read and write data into Health Connect. This means I can see my Samsung Health data in my Oura app and vice versa, allowing seamless syncing.

However, there are specific rules about what data Samsung and Oura can read and write. Some data in Health Connect is restricted, meaning Samsung and Oura can only access certain types of information based on these permissions.

Now, let me enlist what data sets Oura and Samsung Health can actually share through Health Connect. It definitely helped me when I was confused about why some of my Samsung Health info wasn’t showing in Oura, and vice versa.

Data Sharing in Oura Ring and Health Connect

Data Sets Oura App is Allowed to Read from Health Connect Data Sets Oura App is Allowed to Write in Health Connect
Active calories burned Active calories burned
Blood glucose Exercise
Distance Distance
Exercise Heart rate
Heart rate Heart rate variability
Hydration Height
Nutrition Sleep
Power Steps
Steps Weight
Total calories burned  

Data Sharing in Samsung Health and Health Connect

Data Samsung Health Can READ From Health Connect Data Samsung Health Can WRITE  to Health Connect
Active calories burned Active calories burned
Basal body temperature Basal body temperature
Basal metabolic rate Basal metabolic rate
Blood glucose Blood glucose
Blood pressure Blood pressure
Body fat Body fat
Distance Distance
Exercise Exercise
Heart rate Heart rate
Height Height
Nutrition Nutrition
Oxygen saturation Oxygen saturation
Power Power
Sleep Sleep
Speed Speed
Steps Steps
Total calories burned Total calories burned
VO2 max VO2 max
Weight Weight

How To Sync Oura Ring With Samsung Health?

Alright, it’s time to get these apps connected, but before I list the steps, make sure you’ve got everything ready to roll!

First, make sure you have the latest versions of the Oura app, Samsung Health app, and Google Health Connect app. Updates often include bug fixes and compatibility improvements. Then, double-check that your phone or device is compatible with all three apps.

Now that you’re prepped, let’s connect the apps:

Oura Ring to Health Connect

  1. Grab your phone and open the Oura app.
  2. Tap the ☰ (Menu) icon in the top left corner.
  3. Look for the Settings option and tap on it
Connect Oura to Health Connect - Tap on Hamburger Menu
Connect Oura to Health Connect - Tap on Settings
  1. Once you’re in Settings, scroll to the Data Sharing section.
  2. Under Data Sharing, tap on the Health Connect option.
  3. Now, tap the Connect button.
Connect Oura to Health Connect - Tap on Health Connect
Connect Oura to Health Connect - Tap On Connect
  1. Look for the switches next to the options. Tap the ones you want. 
  2. For all options, toggle on the Allow All option.
  3. Finally, tap on the Allow button.
Connect Oura to Health Connect - Toggle on Allow All
Connect Oura to Health Connect - Tap On Allow

Note: It seems the last step might be different depending on your Android phone. When I was syncing the apps on my Samsung, there was this extra step I had to do. But guess what? My other Android phone didn’t need it at all!

Samsung Health to Google Health Connect

  1. Open up your Samsung Health app on your phone.
  2. Tap the ⁝ (kebab menu) icon up in the right corner.
  3. Next, tap the Settings option on the menu.
Sync Samsung Health To Google Health Connect - Tap on the Kebab menu
Sync Samsung Health To Google Health Connect - Tap on settings
  1. Under the “Connected Apps and Services” section, tap Health Connect.
  2. Tap OK on the popup prompt. 
Sync Samsung Health To Google Health Connect - Tap on Health Connect
Sync Samsung Health To Google Health Connect - Tap On Ok
  1. You’ll now be redirected to the Health Connect app.
  2. On the app’s Home Screen, tap App Permissions.
  3. Tap Samsung Health in the list.
Sync Samsung Health To Google Health Connect - Tap on App Permissions
Sync Samsung Health To Google Health Connect - Tap On Samsung Health
  1. Select the type of data you want to sync by toggling the switch next to it or tap Allow All at the top of the page to finish up.
  2.  Now, tap on the Allow button.
Sync Samsung Health To Google Health Connect - Toggle On Allow All

Note: In some versions of the Samsung Health app, steps 7 and 8 won’t apply to you. You’ll be directly taken to the Allow All Permissions Page. Similarly, step 5 isn’t available everywhere; it wasn’t on my Samsung phone, but it was on my other Android phone.

Troubleshooting Oura Ring Sync With Samsung Health

After going through all the above steps, I was still confused. Did Oura & Samsung Health successfully connect or not? Because I couldn’t see much difference in either of their data. I have listed a few errors below that some of you might also be facing, just like I did.

Reason 1: App Syncing Failure

Fix: Sometimes, the initial integration between Oura, Samsung Health, and Health Connect doesn’t go smoothly, resulting in syncing errors. To fix this, try resetting the app integrations. I suggest you go to the Oura app Settings and disable all toggles under “Data Sharing” before re-enabling them. Repeat this process for the Samsung Health app. 

Additionally, restart your phone to allow the apps to re-establish connections. Make sure the apps remain active in the background, or at least open them occasionally throughout the day to ensure they properly read and write data to Google Connect.

Reason 2: Outdated Apps

Fix: It’s super important to keep your Oura app, Samsung Health app, and Health Connect app up to date. Why? Well, updates usually come with fixes for bugs and tweaks to make sure everything syncs up smoothly. So, do yourself a favor and open your app store to see if any updates are waiting for you for all three apps.

Reason 3: Lack of App Permissions

Fix: Both Oura and Samsung Health apps need permission to access certain data on your phone to function properly. This might include things like storage space or Bluetooth connectivity. Double-check your app permissions to ensure everything is set correctly. You can usually adjust app permissions in your phone’s settings menu.

Reason 4. Restricted Background Data Usage

If you’re trying to conserve mobile data, you might have restricted background app usage enabled on your phone. This can prevent Oura, Samsung Health, and Health Connect from syncing data in the background. 

Fix: To resolve it, I suggest opening your phone’s settings and finding the section for data usage or background app refresh. From there, make sure to allow the Oura, Samsung Health, and Health Connect apps to use background data. This is what I did when I faced a similar issue, so it may help you too.

Reason 5. Bluetooth Connectivity Issues

Fix: Ensure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone and that your Oura Ring is properly paired. Sometimes, a simple on-and-off toggle of Bluetooth can help refresh the connection.

Reason 6. Battery Saver Mode

Fix: Battery saver mode on your phone can sometimes restrict background app activity, including syncing. Try temporarily disabling battery-saver mode and see if that resolves the syncing issue.

Reason 7. Disabled Location Services

Fix: While location data might not seem directly related to sleep tracking, some fitness trackers (including Samsung Health) use location services to enhance features like step tracking or distance traveled. If location services are disabled on your phone, it could impact syncing. I recommend checking your phone settings and enabling location services, especially for the Samsung Health app.

Reason 8. Malfunctioning Oura App

Fix: Apps can sometimes malfunction due to various reasons. Try restarting the Oura app on your phone. If the issue persists, consider reinstalling the app. Important: Before reinstalling, make sure you back up your Oura data within the app settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wrap Up

Alright, take a deep breath and give yourself a pat on the back. You did it! I’ve walked you through linking your Oura Ring to Samsung Health, and I hope my guide has made it a breeze for you. 

I want you to think of this sync as your personal health dashboard, where all your wellness data comes together in one spot.

I suggest saying farewell to the hassle of juggling multiple apps. Now, you’ve got a clear window into your sleep patterns, daily activities, steps, and so much more. 

When I first synced my devices, it was a game-changer, and I think you’ll feel the same. So, I urge you to make the most of each app’s strengths. 

By connecting them via Google Health Connect, you’re all set to prepare a fitness plan that’s as unique as you are, paving the way for some amazing health wins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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