It is now possible to use Natural Cycles with a Gen 2 or Gen 3* Oura Ring. When using Natural Cycles with an Oura Ring, you do not need to manually measure your basal temperature anymore as the ring will measure your temperature trend data while you sleep!
*Gen 3 Oura Rings require an active Oura Membership.
How does the Oura Ring work with Natural Cycles?
The Oura Ring is a smart device that uses advanced sensor technology, providing both accuracy and comfort without compromise. It can measure heart rate, heart rate variability, temperature trends, activity, and sleep quality. Beyond tracking sleep and activity insights in the Oura App, using the Oura Ring with Natural Cycles unlocks insights into your cycle, body, and fertility.
The Oura Ring collects ‘temperature trend’ data instead of one single measurement. The Natural Cycles algorithm then creates an ‘absolute value’ based on that temperature trend data, which is the measurement you’ll see in the NC App. This is the temperature value that will be used to calculate your fertility status.
How does using Natural Cycles with an Oura Ring differ from an oral thermometer?
The biggest difference with using an Oura Ring as opposed to an oral thermometer is that you will no longer have to remember to measure your temperature every morning.
Just make sure that you wear your (charged) ring every night. In the morning, sync your Oura Ring with the NC App, check your fertility status, and that’s it!
When using the NC App with an Oura Ring, there are no changes to Natural Cycles’ effectiveness. The same algorithm still interprets your personalized data, but now it is able to take temperature trends collected from an Oura Ring into account.
Please keep in mind that using the Oura Ring is not the same as measuring orally with a thermometer, and temperature trend data should not be compared to measurements from an oral thermometer or other devices.
Where can I purchase an Oura Ring?
We are excited to be able to offer an exclusive discount on the Oura Ring to Natural Cycles users for a limited time. You can redeem your offer through the Natural Cycles App (from the top menu > Buy extra supplies > Claim my Oura offer). Please make sure you have the latest version of the app to access this.
You can also purchase the ring from the Oura website. Kindly note that to be able to use the Oura Ring, you need to purchase an Oura membership, which is not a part of the Natural Cycles subscription.
Can I use Natural Cycles with other wearables?
At the moment, the Oura Ring is the only wearable that is compatible and cleared to be used with the Natural Cycles App.
As a medical device, Natural Cycles must follow strict quality control measures for our product: the use of Natural Cycles as birth control with the Oura Ring has been FDA Cleared and CE marked.
Visit this link to learn more about how to sync your Oura Ring with the Natural Cycles App.