Menstrual and reproductive health tracker app, Clue has announced its integration with ŌURA, the company behind the Oura Ring, as well as a research partnership, which will help drive new intelligence into female health.

The health tracker is set to combine with powerful biometrics from ŌURA, that will enable users to take charge of their own health. By pairing the Oura Ring with the Clue app, the integration will mean seamless temperature trend tracking – which Clue users rank as the most valuable biometric data for them.

Clue’s chief product officer, Rhiannon White, said: “Being able to seamlessly track and see temperature trends within the context of other cycle data in the Clue app can offer helpful insight into your body’s unique patterns.

“After rigorous testing, our Science and Product teams found the continuous temperature measurement by Oura Ring on the underside of the finger offered a holistic view of temperature fluctuations in the body throughout the cycle.”

Currently, data tracked within the Clue app contributes to scientific research that is helping to close the gender data gap and improve societal understanding of menstrual and reproductive health. Data shared is fully anonymised and is only shared with research partners after the express consent of users.

Clue’s CEO, Audrey Tsang, said: “Our most recent survey found 85% of Clue users want their anonymised data to contribute to research, and that speaks volumes to both the trust of our community, and the understanding of the value of our collective data to help close the research gaps that persist in female health.”

One of the areas that Clue and ŌURA are aiming to focus on in their research efforts is perimenopause. The Clue app includes a perimenopause mode to help users navigate the transition into menopause more easily.

White added: “There’s still so much we don’t know about the early signs of perimenopause and what factors influence the frequency and severity of symptoms. The combination of real-time bio-sensing with Oura Ring and self-tracked experiences in Clue offers a unique opportunity for research to potentially help inform earlier diagnosis, and better symptom management and support.”

In addition, the teams at Clue and ŌURA are already working on expanding the range of integrations to include further biometric data such as sleep tracking in the near future.

Beyond temperature trends, the Clue and ŌURA teams are already working on expanding the integration to further biometric data such as sleep tracking in the near future.