Oura is designed to work without distracting you, but the app can send you notifications and reminders on things that may require your attention. These include breaking periods of excess sedentary time and low charge on the ring’s battery.  

For notifications to work the ring needs to be in your finger or in the charger connected to power, and your phone's Bluetooth needs to be enabled.

You can change notification settings at any time in the app Settings > Notifications.

Inactivity alerts

When Inactivity alerts are enabled, Oura will remind you to get up and move after 50 minutes of inactivity. Once the alert goes off you have 10 minutes to reset it. You can reset the alert by taking a brisk 1-2-minute walk or by doing low level activities, such as stretching, for 2-3 minutes.

Battery notifications

If your ring battery is too low for sleep monitoring the app gives you a low battery alert about 2-3 hours before your estimated normal bed time. 

Additional notifications on iOS

In addition to inactivity alerts and battery notifications, the iOS app (version 2.7.0 or higher) can also send you notifications about your activity progress, bedtime and new insights such as weekly summaries. By default, the notifications are on.

Activity progress

You’re notified during the day when you’ve reached your activity goal by 50% and 75%, and when you’ve completed the goal. We don’t remind you of your activity progress in the evening when your bedtime is approaching and it’s time to start winding down for good quality sleep.


If the app has found an ideal bedtime window for you, you’ll be notified about it two hours prior to the start of the window. That’s when it’s the best time to start gradually preparing yourself for sleep.

Insight notifications

Currently, the app sends you a notification when a new weekly report is available on the first day of your week (depending on your region, it can be Sunday, Monday or something else).

Check troubleshooting tips for alerts here.

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