It means Oura becomes the first major wearable company to have dedicated complications on the smartwatch, with it announcing that users will be able to add Oura scores and metrics on their current face.
Instead of having to open up the Oura app on iOS, then, the data will be at-a-glance for owners of the Apple smartwatch.
When the complication is tapped on, this also takes the user straight through to the new app, which is where insights into sleep data, readiness and activity can all be accessed.
Oura and Apple are now more connected than ever before. We’re excited to announce new ways to be mindful of your health data while you’re on the go, with iPhone Lock Screen widgets, Apple Watch Complications, and a new app for Apple Watch. pic.twitter.com/W0XUg2EnVq— ŌURA (@ouraring) January 24, 2023
The move combines the powers of two devices we consider to be at the top of the pile in 2023 - the Oura Ring Gen 3 won our award for 'Wearable of the Year 2022', while we've consistently rated the Apple Watch as the top smartwatch on the market in our dedicated reviews.
And with the two wearables sitting on quite different ends of the spectrum in terms of form factor, it's also a collaboration that makes plenty of sense. Oura users get an easier way of accessing their tracked metrics, while the Apple Watch becomes even more functional, showing off insights it doesn't currently offer natively.
We're yet to fire up the Oura app for Apple Watch, but stay tuned for a full explainer over the coming weeks - as well as specific details on how you can add complications to the smartwatch.
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