Review date: 11/02/2020
What could happen if something goes wrong
From what we can tell, the Finnish company that makes the Oura seems to do a pretty good job with the privacy of all the personal data this little ring collects (they have four privacy policies!) Ouray says any health-related data won't be used for advertising without your explicit consent. And while they do use anonymous data for trend detection and for their benchmark data, this doesn't worry that much as it is pretty common. This device does track your biometric data closely and one reporter who reviewed it discovered it could tell when she had been drinking. So, beware of what info you could be sharing with the world if your ring's data escapes your phone.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Email, gender, date of birth
Heart rate, movement, sleep data, temperature, and more
Partners that you share your data with like your doctor, trainer, or researchers
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 2 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Oura regularly tests their service, systems, and other assets for security vulnerabilities.
There are 4 privacy policies for you to peruse.
Does the product use AI?
Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?
Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?
Researchers from West Virginia University’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and WVU Medicine set out to predict symptoms before they appear using wearable rings by Oura and AI prediction models.