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# 243772 31-Dec-2018 12:43
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Anyone used the Oura ring version 2? 

 

Have been reading the Matthew Walker book "Why We Sleep" which makes a strong case that sleep is more important than we've previously appreciated (even losing an hour or two) has consequences. So the book has been good motivation but the Oura ring has been great for actually implementing a better sleep regime.

 

I got mine about a month ago and the first week I tried it with my old habits my deep sleep was terrible (averaging about 8% when 15-20% is more typical). Started to take not having screen time directly before bed much more seriously and cut down on caffeine and now my deep sleep is almost average. Also my sleep latency is much better.

 

Anyway wondered if anyone else has been using one? :)

 

 

 

 


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  # 2199505 16-Mar-2019 13:34
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Plenty of sleep is definately extremely important, more-so during stressful times like the last 24 hours, and the next few months/years for many people around NZ who have been affected personally by recent horrible events that's for sure. (Early night for me tonight, had trouble sleeping last night unsurprisingly.)

 

There's many good books on sleep hygiene these days, which is always more and more relevant as we become over-stimulated by the 'information age' we find ourselves thrust into, especially in our 'early adopter' culture here

 

The Oura ring sounds very interesting. I'm hoping it will have bluetooth and an open source API. I wouldn't want to purchase a smart health device but be forced into one platform ecosystem or badly maintained app, which is one reason I'm waiting on purchasing any portable health trackers. I'm just not interested at all in being locked into a body-'marriage' with a smart-phone.

 

My personal philosophy in regard to augmentation is that it should be a removable self development tool, not so much a lifestyle option.

 

Having just looked - the features are quite incredible, which would justify a high initial price, yet the barrier of entry yet again is smartphone only. A shame that.

 

 


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  # 2222231 22-Apr-2019 16:33
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I've heard of the oura ring too but don't know of anyone who has tried it. The price is probably the main deterrant - but there is definitely a market for this. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2222324 22-Apr-2019 18:18
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Wowsers $300 USD! 


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  # 2222382 22-Apr-2019 20:33
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  # 2267084 30-Jun-2019 06:31
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The rings are great, feel like they're in their early early stages though - I think the next couple of generations will be epic


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