How to manually add an activity to Oura

Take off your smart ring for an activity? Add it later by following these steps
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Your Oura smart ring isn't suited to every type of exercise, so learning to add an activity manually is essential if you want the app to track progress accurately.

Whether it's an outdoor workout, your latest gym session, or even a recovery activity, Oura allows you to add anything you would typically track after the event - as long as it's still the same day.

The intensity grading is also the same, meaning calorie burn is automatically estimated - all you need to do is log the amount of time it took to complete and metrics like activity balance, readiness score, and activity score will all reflect your current state.

Below, we'll show you how. Let's manually add an activity in the Oura app.

1. Open Oura and get connected

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On your iOS/Android device, find and open the Oura app and ensure your Oura Ring is connected. 

2. Find the plus icon in the corner

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In the bottom-right corner, tap the '+' icon and then 'Add a workout'.

3. Enter activity details

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You should then be shunted over to a screen with workout details. Add what type of workout you performed, and then move on to when it began, the duration, and perceived intensity.

On iOS - but not on Android - you have the option to manually enter an activity type if it doesn't appear in the list. Select 'Other' from the bottom of the list and then type in an activity name for it.

Frustratingly, Oura still doesn't offer an option to add a workout to a previous day; you're only able to manually add sessions to your current day.

4. Select 'Done' and view your stats

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Once you've entered these details, all you need to do is select 'Done' in the top-right corner.

Your manual activity will then appear from the dashboard under the typical activity summary. 

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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