Last year, I bought a FitBit Charge 2 HR. Initially, it was a lot of fun, but I soon found the device uncomfortable to wear and had to let it go. Wearing the device to sleep ultimately worsened my sleep, as I would naturally tend to lay on my wrist where the sensors would dig in.
Now, I’m looking at the new Oura Ring. On paper, it looks fantastic, but looking at those nubs on the bottom, I’m wondering how uncomfortable this device may be for the non jewelry wearer. I’m also looking at an Apple Watch, which could be cool for the App Dev potential (but maybe less accurate for sleep & HRV tracking than the Oura.)
It looks like I can get some good sleep tracking metrics out of the Emfit QS, but it’s an older, seemingly less popular device.
Which device do you guys recommend? Has anyone tried on the new Oura?
Very cool. In reading more, I think the Oura definitely has the better tech for sleep tracking. Although, the Emfit is sort of in a league of its own being contact-free, just gathering data in the background without any charging or input. Tricky! I couldn’t find any reviewers yet commenting on the comfort of the new device for all-day / all-night wear.
I wish the device provided 24/7 heart-rate logging like I could pull from my old Fitbit Charge 2 (although, this data wasn’t particularly actionable.)
I think I might invest in one. It’s a shame they don’t ship out until April.