Oura unveils AI well being advisor a day earlier than Samsung Galaxy Ring’s probably debut


A phone displaying Oura's Oura Labs advisor feature

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The sensible ring area is about to warmth up with the probably debut of Samsung’s first-ever sensible ring, the Galaxy Ring, which might be launched on Wednesday on the model’s Unpacked occasion. Earlier than that occurs, trade mainstay Oura continues to make a case for itself because the sensible ring model to beat. 

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Take the latest characteristic Oura unveiled, for instance. It is an AI well being advisor launched by Oura Labs, the model’s in-app platform that permits Oura members to check experimental options. 

Consider the AI well being advisor as a private coach of types. The advisor offers personalised insights, suggestions, and encouragement to get members on observe to realize their well being objectives. This encouragement contains customizable teaching depth and focus areas, and a discussion board to talk along with your coach, ask questions, share progress, and get suggestions based mostly in your each day well being knowledge. 

The AI well being advisor characteristic is one in all some ways Oura is trying to show to rivals and prospects that it is the high canine within the sensible ring area. Oura commonly churns out new and experimental options for holistic well being and wellness. 

Throughout the previous few months, it is built-in with key health apps like Strava, launched coronary heart health-focused attributes, such because the cardiovascular age and cardio capability characteristic, partnered with Goal for in-store ring fittings, and debuted cycle insights and consciousness options for girls. 

The AI well being advisor options appear just like an Ultrahuman Ring Air characteristic, one in all Oura’s rivals, that I examined out earlier this yr. The AI-powered meals perception characteristic, helps you doc the meals you eat throughout the day and supplies suggestions on methods to get probably the most out of no matter meals you log. 

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The characteristic tells you what number of Ultrahuman customers reported glucose spikes after consuming the meals and recommends methods to get probably the most vitality or keep away from spikes by pairing the meals with more healthy choices. The characteristic additionally informed me to drink plenty of water earlier than consuming potato chips and take a stroll after I ate them to decrease any glycemic response. 

Additionally: Ultrahuman Ring Air evaluation 

Each sensible rings’ AI options supply examples of how AI can be utilized in sensible rings and wearable know-how. We’ll probably see how Samsung’s new Galaxy Ring and its potential AI options stack as much as different sensible rings this Wednesday.