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Which Oura Ring should you buy? A comparison of all styles and models

Even the smallest wearables come in classy styles.

Published onMay 17, 2024

An Oura Ring 3 rests on a coffee table book.
Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

The latest Oura Ring 3 proves powerful tools can come in tiny packages. We cover all the Oura Ring models available to help you slip the perfect fitness tracker onto your finger. To keep tabs on rumors and leaks regarding a possible next generation, head over to our Oura Ring 4 hub. If you’re not yet committed to the Oura brand, you can also check out everything we know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Ring which is likely to be a solid new competitor in the smart ring landscape.

Oura Ring Gen 3 vs older models

An Oura Ring 3 in Stealth rests flat on a book.
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Released in 2021, the Oura Ring 3 packs significant upgrades over previous models. Not only does the device boast longer battery life and larger memory, but it also features improved sensors, a refined design, and additional key health metrics. We rank the device among the best smart rings you can buy.

  • Better battery life: The Oura Ring 3 offers up to 7 days of use on a single charge.
  • Added memory: The ring offers 16MB of memory, a hefty improvement compared to the 0.5MB of the Oura Ring 2.
  • More comfortable form factor: It also features a smaller, more comfortable design for 24-hour wear and unobtrusive sleep tracking.
  • Temperature sensors: The newest model adds four additional sensors to the ring for more accurate period prediction and monitoring.
  • SpO2 sensor: The Oura Ring 3 measures blood oxygen saturation levels.
  • Improved heart rate monitoring: It also equips sensors for real-time heart rate tracking, including 30-minute intervals throughout the day and tracking while exercising.
  • Additional features: The newest model adds a daily readiness score and improved overnight features. It can even suggest an optimal bedtime based on your sleep patterns.
  • Stress: The Oura Ring 3 also detects and tracks users’ stress to help identify and manage triggers.

Oura has announced additional metrics after the Oura Ring 3’s debut. These include:

  • Cardiovascular health: The ring will soon provide more acute heart health details, from a cardiovascular age calculator to a cardio capacity score.
  • Women-centric features: Cycle Insights 2.0, Cycle Awareness Readiness Score, and Cycle Insights Report are three new features that provide more contextual data to those who menstruate.

Released in 2018, the previous Oura Ring 2 model offers a much simpler tool kit. It tracks users’ activity, sleep, heart rate variability during sleep, and temperature variation. However, you can use the Ring 2 without paying for a monthly membership. You can use the Oura Ring 3 without a membership, but you’ll only have access to general scores for sleep, activity, and readiness. Access to the ring’s full feature set, trends, and insights requires a fee of $5.99 per month.

It may also be difficult to find an Oura Ring 2. It is no longer produced or sold directly by the manufacturer. You will only find the Oura Ring 3 for sale on the company’s website, not the Oura Ring 2.

Oura Ring 3 styles

The Oura Ring 3 has two main styles: Horizon and Heritage. It’s also available as a collab with Gucci for a fashion-forward look. All three styles have identical capabilities and are water resistant up to 100m.


Heritage models are available in silver, black, stealth, and gold.

Silver or Black: $299
Stealth: $399
Gold: $449

Starting at $299, Heritage Oura Ring 3 models have flat tops for a more angular, masculine aesthetic. These models are available in Silver, Black, Stealth (a dark gray), and Gold. Stealth features a matte finish, while Silver, Black, and Gold are all glossy.


The Oura Ring 3 Horizon line includes two additional color ways.

Silver or Black: $349
Stealth or Brushed Titanium: $449
Gold: $499
Rose Gold: $549

At $349, Horizon Oura Ring 3 models are perfectly circular with a small pill-shaped indent indicating which side should face your palm. While still much thicker than a typical ring, these models look more similar to a wedding band. Horizon models are available in all the same colors as the Heritage (Silver, Black, Stealth, and Gold). Additionally, Horizon models are also available in Rose Gold and Brushed Titanium.


An Oura x Gucci device comes in black with gold detailing.

Gucci x Oura: $850

If the basic Oura Ring 3 models are too bland for your taste, you may be interested in the Oura x Gucci collaboration. These luxury designs feature a titanium build with a premium black coating and yellow-gold details. The Gucci-branded rings are significantly more expensive, and unfortunately, these models are no longer available from Oura or Gucci directly. They can only be found for resale.


In the Oura App, tap the ring icon in the upper right-hand corner, then swipe left. Your ring model and size will be listed.

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