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Oura ring

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:58:11 GMT

Hello again--not sure if anyone is considering getting this absurd little device, but so far I'm really enjoying it. Moreover, I've been communicating with the guys over there quite a bit about it and how to best apply it to endurance training and they are ON IT in terms of their responses. One of their guys is an ultra endurance guy, and has given me some great feedback and insight into how they are hoping to continue developing the app going forward. Anyway, if anyone has questions about it, I'm happy to talk about it, but in the meantime I wanted to mention that they gave me a code to pass around if anyone wants 20% off: chuck2017

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:29:58 GMT

I have considered getting one, but haven't pulled the trigger. Now that the Whoop is out I don't know if that's a better alternative. The Whoop would be easier to resell as well as isn't isn't size specific. Have you tried the SR1 as well? I have had that for a few months but haven't been able to quantify how well it's helping my sleep quality.

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:08:15 GMT

I've not tried the sr1. Ben Greenfield has done a bunch of writing about the whoop vs oura I think.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:09:41 GMT

I have the OURA and SR1 and get noticeably more deep sleep when using the SR1. I like the OURA ring but I dont have a good feeling about the company. They fail to meet deadlines, the product support is meh, and frankly I dont think the sales are great. I wouldnt be surprised to see them out of business sooner rather than later.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:27:25 GMT

Interesting--I've actually had really good experiences with their customer service team. What is the SR1?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:29:55 GMT

Oh, is that the little thing you attach to your collar bone? I've heard about that quite a bit. I like the oura as it is basically like a more in-depth HRV score, and I've been trying to clean up my sleep, so it's been helpful to see where I'm falling short. Curious how the Whoop compares.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:32:02 GMT

I have an Apple Watch that I got for Christmas that I am still experimenting with. I haven't tried any of the sleep tracking apps yet though. I'll post to this feed after I try a few. My only issue with sleep trackers that I have used previously is that they haven’t been very actionable for me i.e., by listening to my body I don’t necessarily need an app to tell me if I didn’t sleep well or didn’t get much sleep. However, based on Greg’s Oura Ring IG posts, there does seem to be more useful data there.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:34:45 GMT

I agree with you--I don't need an app to tell me if I've slept well. But what I use it for more than just sleep tracking is the recovery score it provides. That's been quite useful for helping me determine how hard to push it during a given day's workout. It's essentially fancy HRV tracking.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:13:19 GMT

As I understand it, when it comes to sleep tracking, the apple watch and other wristband trackers aren't very accurate in terms of breaking down your sleep into phases. Which is useful if you're not getting enough deep sleep or REM sleep and wanted to try and affect that specifically .

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:06:01 GMT

Just picked up the Delta Sleeper--going to see if it affects my deep sleep levels per the Oura ring. If not, it'll go back from whence it came.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:35:18 GMT

I am very interested to see if it makes a difference for you. The one thing that it definitely does for me is help with lucid dreaming. I had went several years without remembering that I had dreams while sleeping and now it's a few times every week.

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:41:25 GMT

So far not much of a difference...I fall asleep faster in the night with it, but I've not seen a huge increase in deep sleep.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:15:46 GMT

After a few weeks of use, I can say I agree--much more lucid dreaming. I also find that I fall asleep faster when and if I wake up in the night.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:27:05 GMT

Awesome to hear!