I’ve been looking for a sleep-tracking solution for several years, but hadn’t been able to find anything.
I was thinking about getting a sensor that goes under the sheet on the bed, but those seemed kludgy. And the wearables I’d seen thus far didn’t feel ready. But after hanging out with my buddy Mike Dahn recently I saw he was wearing a ring that looked pretty nice, and I asked him about it.
It turned out to be an ŌURA Ring, which is a full-featured activity tracker focused mostly on sleep. Perfect.
I’ve only had it for a couple of days, but it’s gone well so far. It charges quickly and the battery is supposed to last for several days, and the sleep data is available in both the standalone app (which is quite nice) and the iOS Health app as well.
To me this closes the loop on activity monitoring for the near future (assuming I stick with this device). I feel like sleep tracking was the one piece that wasn’t present in my current life measurement stack.
- The battery is supposedly decent
- I have the matte Titanium one, and it looks decent
- You can wash your hands with no issues
- It doesn’t seem overly prone to scratches
- The integration with iOS appears to be seamless
Those are pretty much all my checkboxes, and despite never having worn a ring in my life—here I am.
If you’ve been looking for a sleep tracker that doesn’t involve putting something on the bed, this might be your move.