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The Symptom Radar feature of Oura recognizes early health changes

Today marks the launch of Oura Labs, a new experimental feature for the popular wearable device. With Oura Labs, users can opt-in to try out new features and provide feedback for potential integration into the main app. The first feature available is Symptom Radar, which detects early signs of physiological strain.

Unlike illness detection, which was a focus during the early days of the pandemic, Symptom Radar alerts users to significant changes in biometric trends like temperature, respiratory rate, resting heart rate, and heart rate variability. When alerted, users can choose 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.

Oura Ring is cautious about how it presents Symptom Radar, making it clear that it is not a diagnostic feature but rather a tool to help users understand their body’s signals. This distinction allows the feature to fall under wellness and general education and avoids 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 allowing users 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.

In conclusion, with Oura Labs, users now have access to new experimental features that allow them to opt-in and try out new functionalities while providing valuable feedback for improvement. The first feature available is Symptom Radar which detects early signs of physiological strain while keeping in mind that it’s not a diagnostic feature but rather a tool for understanding body signals.

By Samantha Jones

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