Oura Health has announced that its upcoming update to its Oura Smart Ring will feature a of slew of new features, along with a number of biometric sensor upgrades.
According to AppleInsider, among the upgrades for the 3rd generation Oura Smart Ring is a new optical sensor that is capable of tracking the wearer’s heart rate throughout the day, improving upon the previous iterations of the wearable which were only able to do so at night as part of a sleep tracking feature.
Overall, the number of sensors has more than doubled to a total of seven, and also includes a blood oxygen sensor that, following a software update currently scheduled for some time in 2022, will be able to tell users how much oxygen is remaining in their bloodstream.
The aforementioned software update will also bring with it improved sleep state tracking abilities, though details on what exactly those improvements will be have not yet been revealed.
With more advanced temperature sensors on board, the new smart ring will also double as a menstrual cycle tracker, with Oura claiming it will be able to predict the wearer’s cycle up to 30 days in advance, adapting to the user over time to become more accurate, and offering alerts six days before a cycle begins.
The Oura Smart Ring has been gaining popularity over the past 18 months, with Oura touting its potential as a tool in the fight against COVID-19, and a number of high-profile partnership announcements including one in September of 2020 with Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners .
The 3rd generation Oura Smart Ring is due to be released on November 15, and will retail for $299, with a $6.99 monthly subscription option that will provide users with daily health insights, personalized recommendations, and educational videos and audio recordings.