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Setting Up Apple Health

While setting up your account after first downloading the Oura App, you’ll have the option to enable Health. If you choose not to enable Health during the initial setup process, you can use the steps below to integrate the apps at any time.

In the Oura App

  1. Tap the menu in the upper left-hand corner of the Home tab

  2. Tap Settings

  3. Under "Data sharing," tap Apple Health

  4. Enable the following parameters

    • Connect to Health

    • Import workouts from Health

    • Save Mindful minutes to Health

On Your iPhone

Once your Oura App is connected to Apple Health, you can adjust what data is shared between them at any time:

  1. Open Apple Health

  2. Tap your profile picture in the upper right hand corner of the Apple Health app

  3. Under "Privacy," select Apps

  4. Select Oura

Data Synced with Apple Health

When you sync your Oura data, Apple Health updates will appear after you've completed an activity or workout. You can choose to import and export the following data:

Exported from Oura to Apple Health

  • Active Energy: activity burn calories, excluding your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

  • Daily Active Calories

  • Heart Rate: in one-minute intervals

  • Height

  • Mindful Minutes

  • Respiratory Rate: average nighttime respiratory rate

  • Sleep

  • Total Daily Steps

  • Weight

  • Workouts: manually added, recorded through Workout Heart Rate, or added with Automatic Activity Detection

    • Workout Active Calories

    • Workout Distance

    • Workout Duration (Start time and End time)

Workouts recorded in Oura will now contribute to closing your Apple Watch fitness rings.

Imported from Apple Health to Oura

  • Height

  • Weight

  • Workouts

    • Workout Calories

    • Workout Distance

    • Workout Duration (Start time and End time)

    • Workout Route

    • Workout Type

You can find more information about Oura & Apple Health on our blog.

Prioritize Oura for Steps

You can set Oura as a priority data source for steps recorded in Apple Health. This will mitigate the problem of your steps being double counted if you use more than one fitness device at the same time.

  1. Open the Health app on your iPhone

  2. Select the Browse tab in the bottom right corner

  3. Select Activity

  4. Select Steps

  5. Scroll to the bottom and select Data Sources & Access

  6. Select Edit in the upper right corner

  7. Under Data Sources, press and hold the icon next to Oura


  8. Drag Oura to the top of the list

If the double-counting problem persists, you can opt-out of sharing your steps data from Oura entirely by going to your phone's Settings > Health > Data Access & Devices > Oura > Allow "Oura" to Write > Toggle "Steps" off.

Keep in mind: Other wearables or apps may show different step estimates than Oura because they use a different method of categorizing steps. Many trackers set a different threshold for what counts as "activity" while others categorize all movements as steps.

App Integration Troubleshooting

If you are having trouble syncing data between Oura and a third-party app, please try the following troubleshooting steps.

Reset Integration

Please make sure your phone is on the latest version of its operating system, and follow these steps:

  1. Open the Oura App

  2. Scroll down to "Data Sharing" and select the appropriate app integration

  3. Turn all the settings switches off and then turn them back on

As a final step, turn your device on and off again before trying to import another workout through the integration.

Reinstall Oura App

To backup and reinstall the Oura App:

  1. Open the Oura App

  2. Select the menu icon in the top left-hand corner


  3. Tap Settings

  4. Scroll down to "Account"

  5. Select "Back up all data"

  6. When the back up is finished, uninstall and reinstall the Oura App

Other Troubleshooting

If you link your Oura App to a third party app such as Apple Health or Google Fit, your height, weight, age, and sex will be imported from those apps into Oura, and you will not be able to edit them unless you unlink the apps.

The Oura App might not import data from integrations if both apps were not opened before midnight, if "Background App Refresh" is disabled, or if "Lower Power Mode" is enabled. Open both Oura and the integrated app at least once a day to prevent this.

The Oura App will only sync workouts for the current day. If you are having trouble syncing your workout, verify that "Date Added" matches the date on which the workout occurred. If the imported workout includes calorie data, you can't manually edit the data in the Oura App. Edit the calorie info through the app used to track your workout.

When tracking activity, Oura only records your active calories. These calories include the calories you burn during exercise and not your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR, the number of calories required to keep your body functioning while at rest). Other fitness trackers and health apps will combine active calories and BMR. As a result, their calorie burn estimations may differ slightly from Oura's.

If you are still having trouble, you can contact our support team here.

Source: https://support.ouraring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360025438734-How-to-Use-Apple-Health-with-Oura

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