Our Favorite Sleep Trackers of 2022 (And Which is Right for you!)

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According to a recent study, the sleep tracker market is valued at 1.8 billion dollars. In the next few years it's estimated to cross over 4 billion. This means there will likely be more sleep tracker options for you to choose from. To help narrow down the search, we tested three of the best options. Join Tom as he shares his thoughts on the Whoop, the Oura Ring and the Apple Watch.

0:00 Introduction
1:16 Whoop
2:55 Oura Ring
5:14 Apple Watch
6:49 Overview

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45 Comments

  1. Apple’s watchOS has be released almost 2 weeks ago, it now has sleep stages tracking, you guys are a bit late to the news. 
    Also oura ring does not vibrate, unlike whoop or apple watch, which can be used as a wake-up alarm. Apple Watch can also use 3rd party app like sleep cycle to have smart morning haptic alarm.

    1. We filmed this before Apple’s latest WatchOS went live, so we didn’t have an opportunity to test it. Stay tuned, though!

  2. Do you use a sleep tracker? Either one of those mentioned in this video or another one? Let us know!

  3. My problem with all of these is that you have to wear them! I don’t like having any rings or bracelet-type items on when I’m sleeping. I once forgot to take off my watch before I fell asleep, and when I woke up in the morning it was on the other side of my bedroom on the floor. I must have taken it off when half-asleep and thrown it across the room!

    1. That’s a great point! There are plenty of sleep trackers that you don’t wear, too. Stay tuned for more on those 🙂

  4. Great video. I have sleep apnea and I can not use a cPap so I need the best device to monitor my sleep and breathing. Oura or the new Apple device? Or is there something better?

    1. Great question! That’s a question best addressed to a medical professional!

  5. How do you mention the Apple watch for sleep but not touch Garmin? I know the title said Favourite. strange. Also the whoop has a subscription.

    1. Good question! We are currently testing two Garmin watches, and we’ll have a video on those coming soon.

  6. 70+ geezer here. Into weight training, walking, biking, jumping. I have the Oura Ring, gen 3. It is a great piece of technology! The Apple Watch is also fabulous. I love and use both. I only take them off to charge them.

    1. Glad you found something that works for you! Great that you’re such an active “geezer.” #lifegoals

  7. Curious. Which of these are the most accurate though? Do they more or less give the same results and it’s all about features and form factor now?

    1. Great question, James. More or less, yes, they all gave me about the same results. Some minor variances here and there with HRV scores and sleep times, but nothing out of the ordinary. I really do think it comes down to which device fits your lifestyle.

  8. Is the ring good for sleeping only? I don’t really like to wear rings but is it worth it if I just put it on to sleep and take it off when I wake up?

    1. Yes! You lose a bit of the comprehensive picture of how your daytime activities affect your sleep quality, but this is wonderful at capturing many different aspects of your sleep.

    2. Yes! If you don’t wear it during the daytime, you lose a more comprehensive wellness picture. So thinking here about how your daily activity levels may or may not impact your sleep and how much sleep you need. But overall, just wearing this while you sleep will give you an excellent picture of many different aspects of your sleep.

  9. The fact that you completely neglected review the Fitbit and overly input on a Apple watch makes it sound like you’re just pitching a commercial for Apple watches

  10. Great review and comparison! I had mine for almost 4 years and I can’t be any more satisfied. I love my Oura, helps me improve my sleeping patterns and determines when I need to recover. With it, I figured out how my food intake can also affect my sleep and recovery so it actually benefits a lot of factors towards health and wellness. It’s still working fine and efficiently ’cause I protected it with OSleeve. I figured it’s such an investment for almost $300 a piece so might as well care for it. I feel healthier and happier than ever.

  11. What Oura didn’t tell was that 6 months after purchasing my Gen 3 Oura…YOU HAVE TO pay monthly fee for the ring to work….. BS…. 300$ for 6 months of software being active. Yes, I am upset. There are way better options for bio tracking.👎👎

    1. Yeah, the subscription fee can be a hurdle for some. You certainly have to weigh the monthly cost with the kind of data you receive to determine if it’s worth it.

  12. Oura’ diabolical customer service and ridiculous price + subscription make it a nogo.
    I don’t want to pay $300 for a device that fails every 1-2 years on top of a subscription. Either make it subscription w/ 100% device replacement or I pay more for a device with a 3yr warranty, no subscription. And, either way, customer service to back that up.
    I’d be perfectly fine paying $500 for a 3yr warranty. But $600 for me to assume all the risk and play subscription games with an app? Delay features? GFYS Oura.

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