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From today onwards, Oura users will have the ability to access a new experimental feature called Oura Labs, allowing them to opt in to test out new features. The first feature available is Symptom Radar, which detects early signs of physiological strain. Unlike illness detection, which was a focus during the early days of the pandemic, Symptom Radar alerts users to significant changes in biometric trends such as temperature, respiratory rate, resting heart rate, and heart rate variability. When alerted, users can choose to enable Rest Mode or lower their daily activity goal to prioritize rest. While illness could trigger an alert, other factors such as intense workouts or lack of sleep could also be the cause.

The Oura Ring is cautious about how it presents Symptom Radar and makes it clear that it is not a diagnostic feature but rather a tool that helps users understand their body’s signals. This distinction allows the feature to fall under wellness and general education without requiring FDA clearance. However, the possibility of illness detection in the future is not entirely ruled out as shown in a study released by Oura last year that linked covid-19 symptoms to long-term impacts on biometrics.

The features within Oura Labs are subject to change based on user feedback and data analysis. Similar to Fitbit’s Fitbit Labs, Oura Labs provides a platform for experimentation and innovation, giving users a chance to try out new features and provide feedback for potential integration into the main app. This continuous learning process aims to improve the overall user experience and functionality of the Oura Ring.

In conclusion, Oura Labs offers users access to experimental features that allow them to opt-in and test out new tools for understanding their body’s signals. The first feature available is Symptom Radar which detects early signs of physiological strain while distinguishing itself from being a diagnostic tool for illness detection but rather wellness and general education purposes with potential for future illness detection possibilities.

Oura Ring continuously learns through user feedback and data analysis providing innovation opportunities while improving user experience and functionality over time through experimentation within its labs platform like Fitbit’s Fitbit Labs.

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