Oura Ring

Oura Ring

Oura
Bluetooth

Data recenzji: 9 sierpnia 2022

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Tracking health biometrics has its merits. And wearing a watch 24/7 can be cumbersome. Oura makes a ring that tracks your health stats and aims to help you sleep better and feel better. And it seems the rich and famous—from Prince Harry to the NBA, WNBA, and more—have taken a shine to this little ring. It tracks sleep, steps, calories, as well as heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, inactive times, and even naps. Oura offers up not one but two privacy policies that cover everything from the device and app to a privacy policy for sharing data with your doctor, trainer, or coach. It's different, and maybe that's a good thing.

Update: In June 2022, after Roe vs Wade was overturned allowing US states to make access to abortion illegal, we took another look at Oura's privacy and security as a device that can track menstrual cycle and reproductive health data. Our updated review is below. Overall, Oura does a pretty good job of protecting their users privacy and security and clearly states how they will handle potential law enforcement requests for any reproductive health tracking data.

Co się może stać, jeśli coś pójdzie nie tak?

From what we can tell, the Finnish company that makes the Ōura does a pretty good job with the privacy of all the personal data this little ring collects. Ōura says they don’t sell or rent your personal information or share the Ōura app data with third party advertisers. This is great.

This device does track your biometric data closely. So closely, in fact, that there have been academic studies done that show data from the Ōura ring can help predict the start of covid-related symptoms and even pregnancy. It’s a good thing Ōura seems to protect that data carefully. It’d be very weird for a company to know you’re pregnant before you do.

Update, August 2022 following the overturn of Roe vs Wade protection reproductive health rights in the United States.
We went back and took a look at Oura's privacy and security policies and how they apply to tracking reproductive health information. Here's what we found.

Oura does say they have period tracking features, such as the ability to track body temperature, respiratory rate, and sleep to help predict your period. Oura is based in Finland and governed by Europe's stricter GDPR health laws, which is good. They outlined their commitment to reproductive health and privacy in a blog post on their site following the Roe vs Wade decision.

When it comes to protecting users' privacy, Oura states they do not share the Oura app data with third party advertisers and they do not share user personal data for any third party’s advertising or marketing purposes.. Which is great. As for how they handle law enforcement request for data, Oura's privacy policy states, "Oura will oppose any request to provide legal authorities with access to user data for surveillance or prosecution purposes, and will notify users if Oura receives any such request." This is good too.

All in all, Oura seems to remain a company with strong privacy and security practices, governed by stricter GDPR privacy laws, with a stated commitment to share a little data with law enforcement as they are able to. This makes us feel pretty good about how Oura approaches reproductive health tracking. A reminder though, nothing is 100% safe online, so password protect those devices with period or pregnancy tracking apps and because of what you chose to share at all times.

Wskazówki, jak się chronić

  • Check out Oura Ring's Safety recommendations
  • Consider turning on a “Ring airplane mode” feature which allows to proactively disable all radio transmission from the ring, which causes the ring to lose connection to the app, at the moments you do not want your data be collected.
  • Be very careful what third party companies you consent to share you health data with. If you do decided to share your health data with another company, read their privacy policy to see how they protect, secure, and share or sell your data.
  • Use your device privacy controls to limit access to your personal information via app (do not give access to your camera, microphone, images and videos)
  • Keep your app regularly updated
  • Limit ad tracking via your device (e.g. on iPhone go to Privacy -> Advertising -> Limit ad tracking) and biggest ad networks (for Google, go to Google account and turn off ad personalization)
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Czy może mnie podsłuchiwać? informacje

Aparat

Urządzenie: Nie

Aplikacja: Nie

Mikrofon

Urządzenie: Nie

Aplikacja: Nie

Śledzi położenie

Urządzenie: Nie

Aplikacja: Tak

Czego można użyć do rejestracji?

Jakie dane zbiera ta firma?

Jak ta firma wykorzystuje te dane?

Oura does not sell or rent personal information collected from users when they use Oura products.

Oura does not share user personal data for any third party’s advertising or marketing purposes.

Oura is not a data broker, and does not purchase personal data from data brokers.

How the company says they may share data with law enforcement:

Oura will oppose any request to provide legal authorities with access to user data for surveillance or prosecution purposes, and will notify users if Oura receives any such request.

"We also reserve the right to disclose personal information under certain specific circumstances, including:

[...]
To comply with the law or law enforcement.

Otherwise, your personal information is never shared with any individual or other organization."

Jak możesz kontrolować swoje dane?

Data is retained as long as it is needed to enable the features provided by the product, which is typically the lifetime of the user’s use of the product. Users can request deletion of their data at any time, excluding any information they are required by law to retain. You may request deletion of your Ōura account by contacting [email protected]

Jaka jest znana historia tej firmy w zakresie ochrony danych użytkowników?

Średnia

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

Informacje o prywatności dziecka

We found no specific children-related privacy information for Oura Ring

Czy ten produkt może być używany bez połączenia z siecią?

Tak

Many of the Oura ring’s features work without an internet connection, although certain functionalities cannot function without an internet connection to Oura’s cloud servers.

Przyjazne dla użytkownika informacje o prywatności?

Tak

Simple language

Odnośniki do informacji o prywatności

Czy ten produkt spełnia nasze minimalne standardy bezpieczeństwa? informacje

Tak

Szyfrowanie

Tak

Oura encrypts data in transit. We are unable to confirm if they encrypt data at rest where it is stored.

Silne hasło

Tak

Aktualizacje zabezpieczeń

Tak

Zajmuje się problemami z bezpieczeństwem

Tak

Oura actively solicits input from the public about security vulnerabilities, including from privacy and security researchers. Security vulnerabilities can be reported here: https://support.ouraring.com/hc/articles/4412271180307-Report-a-Security-Vulnerability.

Zasady ochrony prywatności

Tak

Czy produkt wykorzystuje sztuczną inteligencję? informacje

Tak

You can connect different third-party AI apps. Descriptions of most machine learning-supported features are given in our blog at https://ouraring.com/blog/, together with links to publications where they exist.

Czy tej sztucznej inteligencji nie można ufać?

Nie można ustalić

Jakie decyzje sztuczna inteligencja podejmuje o Tobie lub za Ciebie?

Czy firma jest przejrzysta w kwestii działania sztucznej inteligencji?

Nie można ustalić

Czy użytkownik ma kontrolę nad funkcjami sztucznej inteligencji?

Nie można ustalić


Aktualności

Review: Oura Ring
Wired
No, you can’t diagnose yourself for Covid-19 by wearing a ring. But it can tell me when my period is coming.
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Wirecutter
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Researchers say Oura rings can predict COVID-19 symptoms three days early
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One of the challenges to curbing the spread of COVID-19 is that asymptomatic individuals, or carriers, can spread the virus before they realize they are infected. In April, researchers from West Virginia University’s (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) and WVU Medicine set out to predict symptoms before they appear using wearable rings by Oura and AI prediction models. Now, the researchers claim their digital platform can detect COVID-19 related symptoms up to three days early with over 90 percent accuracy.
A smart ring shows it’s possible to detect fever before you feel it
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UCSD Launches Study Using Oura To Explore Pregnancy
Oura
Although women are the majority of the global population, “women’s health” is still treated as a specialty. Shockingly, even with common events like pregnancy, there is a lack of standards around what to expect for certain elements of your health like “when can you tell if you’re pregnant” or “what should your heart and temperature be doing day by day.”
Is There Privacy with Wearables? Case Oura Ring
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Out of all the information we generate (willingly or unwillingly) out there, nothing gets more personal than health data. Traditionally, health data has been collecting dust in some public healthcare sector’s file cabinet, but thanks to fitness and wellness gadgets and services, that data is now scattered across the world.
This sleep-tracking ring can detect when you've drunk too much
Victoria Turk
Go to a European tech event and you will likely notice at least one attendee sporting a chunky, pewter-coloured band around one of their fingers. This is the Oura ring, a sleep tracker developed by Finland-based startup Oura Health that has become the latest craze in self-improvement wearables.
Oura’s Commitment to Reproductive Health
Oura
Reproductive health is an incredibly important facet of one’s overall health. While reproductive health has historically been underserved by medicine, science, and tech (among many other areas), it is among Oura’s top priorities. In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on Roe v. Wade, we remain steadfast in our support of women everywhere. We are more motivated than ever to do more in support of reproductive health while protecting data privacy.
Using Oura Temperature To Track Your Menstrual Cycle
Oura
The Oura Ring can be a helpful tool for spotting changes in your entire body during your menstrual cycle by delivering accurate, personalized resting heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), respiratory rate, sleep, and body temperature measurements. In addition to Oura’s Period Prediction Beta feature, you can find insights of your own by using Oura’s temperature tools for cycle tracking.
Period Tracking, Abortions, and Privacy
Medium
Twitter has been ablaze with recommendations to delete period tracking apps over concerns about how data is shared/not shared, and confusion over how concerned we should be in how period trackers could be used to criminalize individuals for abortions or birth control, or if we should be concerned at all about our period trackers. As a person who has a period, is data aware, and privacy focused, who doesn’t want children now but wants control over their own body (I mean, who doesn’t?), I thought I’d write a piece unpacking this– how concerned should we be about our period trackers being weaponized against us?
The Whoop Strap and Oura Ring Are Measuring the Impact of Menstruation and Pregnancy on Athletes as Women's Research and Tech Finally Rise
SportTechie
Within the past year, Whoop has become the official fitness wearable of both the LPGA Tour and the WTA and published research using its metrics. One retrospective study culled data from nearly 4,600 participants to identify recovery patterns in different phases of the menstrual cycle. Another smaller study analyzed Whoop data from 12 women throughout a pregnancy and postpartum phase to see how their bodies responded to exercise during that time.

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