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We've come a long way in the wearables world, from simple bands that track your steps through to fully-fledged smartwatches that will do absolutely everything. Tracking biometrics has long been an option, from the earliest Fitbit Flex through latest Apple Watch. Realising that some devices are just trying to do too much, Whoop offers a solution that, in execution, is more like the former, but in data, more like the latter.
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We've been wearing the Whoop 4.0 to see what it's all about.
Whoop pricing and subscriptions
The Whoop band is free when you take out a membership to Whoop - so it's not really free. The price is $239 (£229) a year, so you could see that as a pretty high cost compared to the one-off price for a Garmin or indeed an Apple Watch. However, the likes of Fitbit gives enhanced sleep data with a subscription to Fitbit Premium for $79.99 (£79.99) a year, so Whoop isn't alone in looking at a subscription model, but it's not cheap.
Whoop blends into the background, a lifestyle coach designed to feedback on your rest and recovery, guide you to better sleep habits and to make better choices. It's not a replacement for a smartwatch or a fitness tracker, but for those wanting something obtrusive the Whoop is an interesting choice.
- Easy to sleep with
- Lots of data in the app
- Compact design
- Battery life isn't great
- Subscription expensive compared to rival systems
- Not really a fitness tracker
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- Interchangable bands
- Limpet battery
Some time ago this reviewer complained about sleep tracking being feature of watches that were, well, impossible to sleep in. You don't want to be wearing the equivalent of a diver's watch when you're trying to head off to the land of nod. Enter Whoop stage right, with what amounts to a strap with a small sensor unit attached to it. In many ways, it's the same idea as the Oura Ring.
The aim is to reduce the footprint of your tracker, giving you something that you just wear without really thinking about it, a device that's not designed to be constantly tapped or swiped; there are no buttons, direct interaction is essentially minimal. It is mostly battery, however, powering the sensors that it contains and allowing Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone.
That connectivity is essential. While Whoop will gather data when not connected, you can't access any data without it first being synced via your phone to Whoop's servers for analysis. In some ways, it's a little like an inert bangle, with a number of different strap styles you can choose to make it more exciting, or to suit your style on that particular day.
You can also remove the strap completely and slip the sensor into compatible Any-Wear garments, so you can use the tracking without having it on your wrist. The Any-Wear range includes sports bras, boxer shorts, swim wear and various bands, so there's plenty of versatility.
Adjustment of the standard elasticated band is simply a case of tugging the loose end to make it tighter, with a clever clasp mechanism to make it easy to take off. You might never want to take it off, but there's nothing worse than walking around with a soggy strap after having a shower.
There are no ports on the Whoop, charging happens wirelessly via a battery that slides onto the top of the sensor unit like a limpet. That battery has USB-C for charging, but this arrangement means you can slip on the battery to recharge your Whoop while you're still wearing it. It's not compatible with other wireless chargers and that's a little annoying, because if you misplace that battery or head off on travels without it, you cannot recharge the Whoop and you'd have to buy a replacement ($49 / £44).
What metrics does it capture?
- Optical heart rate sensor
- Blood oxygen
There's a suite of sensors in the Whoop 4.0 centred around the optical heart rate monitor on the rear of the device. This sits against your skin to gather data, much like other fitness trackers or smartwatches. This includes heart rate data, but also includes heart rate variability, blood oxygen levels and motion, from which things like breathing rate can be detected.
The data is used to monitor your activity, with the Whoop 4.0 able to detect and categorise activities automatically, so it will detect a run or a cycle for example, without you having to start and finish that activity via the app. But the mainstay of what Whoop does is monitor what's happening with your heart in combination with motion data.
Rather than feed you that information as you exercise, Whoop's raison d'etre is how your body is responding, in particular around rest. From your heart data it can detect when you're resting and using the measure of heart rate variability, it can determine how well rested you are, and how recovered you are from strain you put yourself under each day.
This not only gives you data about your sleep efficiency, but acts as guidance for the amount of strain you might want to put yourself under the following day. If you're well rested, it's a great time to exercise. If you've not slept well, it might not be the best time to attempt that personal best you've been chasing.
It's not just biometrics that Whoop uses: it also asks questions with a customisable daily questionnaire. This will include things like tracking how much alcohol you've consumed, what your diet is like, what medication you've taken as well as allow for things like travel, device viewing and even sexual activity. The aim here is to take into account other factors: it's well known that alcohol adversely affects your quality of sleep and Whoop can pair up that data and show you just how bad it is.
How does Whoop report its findings?
The app is an essential part of the Whoop experience with data synced into the cloud for processing. You can then see the results in the app, while things like heart rate are always available for you to view, along with stress (which is essentially when heart rate is elevated, but there's no motion that's caused it). Some of the other data might take some time to appear, processing taking a little time from when you wake up to when sleep is reported in the app for example.
There are longer delays if you haven't had your phone nearby - for example if your phone is off for the night while you sleep. The app uses reminders when there's something to view, from the morning report on your sleep, through to reports on detected activities and weekly or monthly summaries, as well as recommendations, for example to encourage you to head to bed earlier when you're in sleep deficit.
Whoop isn't a device that's focused on the short-term, instead it's more interested in long-term trends to help you adapt your lifestyle and better learn to work with your body. In many ways, it's performing the same functions as Garmin's Body Battery, all based around the idea of promoting recovery as a key aspect of your lifestyle, not just something you do when you're not racing around.
The data that Whoop offers in the app is extensive, letting you look at your week, month or longer time periods, with the option to share that data with coaches or health professionals. The data is essentially broken down into sleep, recovery and strain, which is pretty much a 180 flip from other fitness trackers that put strain (activity) at the forefront and focus on recovery as a secondary factor.
What's Whoop like to live with?
As we said, Whoop isn't a short-term thing, so we've been wearing Whoop since late-2022 to get a full picture of what the device offers. We've previously expressed problems sleeping in devices and it admittedly took us a couple of weeks to be totally comfortable wearing it to bed. There are people who sleep in Apple Watch without any problems, however, and it will be very much down to the individual whether it's something that bothers you at night or not.
A couple of times this reviewer has woken up feeling as though the strap is too tight and released it and fallen back to sleep, only to awake later and do it back up again. When the sensors are not in contact with your skin data won't be captured, so in those instances, you might end up with no data for night. Happily, however, this is a rarity - probably three occasions over 6 months and mostly because of lying on the band while asleep.
We've also found it reliable at sleep monitoring - never has it counted lazy times on a sofa as us being asleep, something we've seen from other platforms. Sometimes Whoop will report a shorter sleep than you actually had. This might happen if you get up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet, for example. On some occasions, Whoop will then say that's the sleeping done, even though you then head back and have another 4 hours. In these instances, it's easy to adjust the end point of the sleep and Whoop will reanalyse the data. What it won't do, however, is allow you to manually add a sleep and expect that to be factored in. If you don't wear it to sleep, you don't get the recovery data and that's the whole point to wearing Whoop.
During the day, however, Whoop is barely noticeable. It's not something we'd wear instead of a watch - unless you're one of those people who has decided only to use their phone for checking the time - so we've been happy to wear Whoop on one arm and Garmin on another. It does mean, of course, that if you want to wear a regular watch instead of a smartwatch, you'll still have all those metrics captured.
Over the time we've been using Whoop, it's become an integral part of daily life, unobstructive enough to slip into the background, but a constant and evolving source of data. Yes, you'll know when you've had a bad night's sleep. Yes, you probably know when you're stressed, but Whoop might be the device that guides you to taking a more structured approach to your recovery, it might help you take sleep more seriously as you pair up how you feel with the data from your body.
How well does Whoop track exercise?
As we've said a couple of times, Whoop isn't really a fitness tracker, not in the same way as a Garmin Forerunner for example. You can't glance at your wrist to check your pace as there's no display. So if that's what you're looking for, then Whoop isn't the device for you. It can share heart rate data with other systems, so you can use it as a heart rate sensor with your bike computer or treadmill for example, by turning on Bluetooth transmit mode in the app.
For many people, Strava is the holy grail of exercise tracking, and Whoop will sync with Strava too. It will share deliberate activities it detects as part of a daily summary, showing your strain for the day and how that sits based on your recovery. That appears as a workout in Strava, but naturally doesn't have things like GPS data, as Whoop doesn't support GPS.
Other activity is automatically detected and categorised, with Whoop able to detect some types of exercise and just identify periods of strain at other times, mostly based around motion and elevated heart rate. Every run and cycle we've been on has been detected, but all have the same error in common, which is they often don't reflect the actual duration of the activity. Whoop will typically see a few minutes before and after the activity as part of it, even when heart rates are at normal levels. This might see a 35-minute run reported as 40 minutes, for example.
There's also been some detection of activities that haven't occurred and these highlight some periods where heart rate detection isn't accurate. The most frequent cause of this is the strap not being worn tight enough, so the sensor doesn't then quite detect accurately. This is something you'll adapt to when wearing the Whoop for longer periods of time, but if we loosened it over night for example without tightening it the following day, that's often when we'd get a report of something extreme, like 4 hours of activity at 90 per cent heart rate threshold, which clearly hadn't happened.
As a runner, Whoop isn't hugely useful because of the lack of data visibility - there's no speed, pace, distance, or anything else, but as a cyclist using a bike computer to capture most data, Whoop can usefully add heart rate into the mix, transmitting that to any device that will accept an external Bluetooth heart rate sensor. However, what Whoop wants you to do is lead an active life, wearing the band and to mix up your exercise to strain your body to make fitness gains. It's much more about supporting that active lifestyle than it is training for a specific sport.
How long does Whoop's battery last and what's the connectivity like?
The battery of the Whoop 4 will last about 3 days in our experience and that's perhaps the biggest downside of the device. Recharging is clever with that limpet-style battery that slides on, but that also only offers a couple of charges. That leaves you with the sense that Whoop needs charging on a regular basis and the lack of support for other charging standards like Qi is an irritation. There's also no way to reliably see how much charge is in the external battery, so you might be carrying around a flat battery.
Connectivity is generally good once connected to a device, but having moved smartphones several times during the review of Whoop, we've found that pairing with a new phone can sometimes be a bit hit and miss. That's left us often carrying the old phone with us to sync Whoop, rather than battle to get it connected to a new device. There just seems to be a lack of information about why it won't connect.
It can also be irritating to wake up and find that data isn't synced and there's no real way to force the sync. You can refresh the app, but sometimes it just decides it's not syncing and you'll have to leave it until it decides it's ready to go.
We've only had one or two occasions (out of about 180 nights) when no data was captured despite the Whoop being worn. As irritating as that one occasion is, every other night of missed data has been through us releasing the strap during the night. So that's not a bad track record for Whoop's performance overall.
What else does Whoop do?
Whoop is an evolving experience. During the time we've been reviewing Whoop 4.0, we've seen it add stress levels, which can give you another insight into your day. There's also a whole coaching side to Whoop, trying to guide you to get the correct amount of sleep. There's also the option to select whether you want to simply get by, or whether you want to perform. You can then set alarms designed to wake you up when you've had the required amount of sleep. Whoop isn't the first to have sleep-defined alarms, but again, it's an additional feature to give Whoop users a little more.
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Whoop 4.0 is an interesting device and for those who want more information on their sleep and recovery, it comes recommended. Certainly, there's a level of detail in the data captured that's comparable or more expansive than other popular options like Fitbit, Garmin or Apple Watch. What we like is that it shows you your heart rate through sleep, not just the zones. Having a device that's physically more compact and easier to sleep in is an inherent advantage - as long as recovery is your primary interest, rather than sport training, in which case you'd be better off with something else.
Whoop blends into the background, a lifestyle coach designed to feedback on your rest and recovery, guide you to better sleep habits and to make better choices. It's not a replacement for a smartwatch or a fitness tracker, but for those wanting something obtrusive, the Whoop is an interesting choice.
Is the WHOOP 4.0 worth it? ›
“Comfortable, competent, and motivational, the Whoop 4.0 is a great distraction-free fitness tracker, but it doesn't standout against the competition, so fails to justify its high price.” The Whoop 4.0 is not a smartwatch, let's get that out of the way right now.How accurate is the WHOOP recovery? ›
A study funded by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) found that WHOOP was 99.7% accurate in measuring heart rate and 99% accurate in measuring heart rate variability when compared to the gold-standard electrocardiogram-derived (ECG) metrics.Does WHOOP track recovery? ›
WHOOP calculates your body's Recovery during your Sleep (each night) and reports your Recovery the next morning (after your Sleep is complete). Many metrics are factored into your Recovery: Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Resting Heart Rate (RHR)Is WHOOP 4.0 review accurate? ›
A: Yes. Whoop 4 is accurate for sports when worn on the bicep and gives actionable results at night when worn on the wrist. If you are concerned about absolute HR accuracy then wear a chest strap 24×7.Is there anything better than WHOOP? ›
See how Whoop compares to similar products. Whoop's top competitors include Dozee, Kenzen, and BreakAway Data. Dozee develops a contactless health monitor system that tracks patients' heart rates, respiration, and sleep patterns while they sleep.Why is WHOOP better than Fitbit? ›
Fitbits are less expensive and generally easier to use, while the Whoop is more of an investment that provides detailed information about exercise readiness and recovery. We recommend the Whoop for serious athletes or for people who need to plan their workouts days in advance—like runners training for a marathon.Is Apple Watch better than WHOOP? ›
The Apple Watch gives a reliable track workout, while WHOOP still needs to become broader to meet up with Apple. WHOOP focuses more on health, daily statistics, and metrics. Meanwhile, Apple is a more potent health-tracking watch, but you will need to dive into an Apple health app to track it.Is WHOOP or Oura better? ›
WHOOP is a lot more accurate during exercise.
While both Oura and WHOOP have very accurate heart rate tracking for regular use, Oura seems to struggle with accuracy during workouts. WHOOP isn't perfect, but it does a better job of tracking heart rate in almost all scenarios.
Your WHOOP recovery score can range from 1% to 100%, and is categorized by color: Green: 67% – 100%. Effectively recovered and ready to take on high Strain or perform at a high level. Yellow: 34% – 66%.Does WHOOP know if you drink alcohol? ›
Alcohol consumption is one of the most tracked behaviors on WHOOP — and for good reason. The data shows that alcohol consumption is one of the biggest influences on heart rate variability, resting heart rate, and Recovery scores.
What recovery is good on WHOOP? ›
GREEN (67-99%): You are well recovered and primed to perform. Whether it's at home, at work, or in the gym, your body is signaling that it can handle a strenuous day. YELLOW (34-66%): Your body is maintaining and ready to take on moderate amounts of strain. RED (1-33%): Rest is likely what your body needs.Should I wear my WHOOP all day? ›
In short: YES, you can wear your WHOOP for Sleep and Recovery only. However, since WHOOP is designed for 24/7 use, it's recommended to keep your WHOOP on regularly (if possible).Can you use WHOOP without a subscription? ›
You get the WHOOP 4.0 for free and your monthly membership cost gives you access to the WHOOP App. The monthly payment goes towards the personalized data insights WHOOP provides in addition to weekly, monthly, and annual performance reports.Why is WHOOP 4.0 better? ›
Whoop 4.0 features an updated sensor configuration that provides more accurate readings, and during our testing, we didn't see any drops in measurement accuracy from our time with the Whoop 3.0. The 4.0 tracked all our workouts, sleep and recovery extremely well, even during the hardest sessions on the Peloton.Is WHOOP more accurate than Garmin? ›
In the end, both Garmin and Whoop offer a good experience and provide info that will teach you to be more in tune with your body and make healthy lifestyle changes. But Garmin is superior as far as activity tracking and breadth of features, while Whoop is still a bit more useful for sleep and recovery insights.How to get a free WHOOP? ›
When you sign up, your 1st month on the WHOOP app is free. Get real-time feedback on your Sleep, Training, Recovery, and Health, plus in-app coaching features to help you optimize performance. The WHOOP app delivers personalized insights and actionable feedback based on your unique data, behaviors, and goals.Why should you get a WHOOP? ›
WHOOP tracks more than hours—it analyzes the quality of your sleep. Every night, WHOOP calculates your sleep performance by measuring the sleep you got compared to the sleep your body needs. You'll wake up to a Sleep Score from 0 to 100% that lets you know how well you slept.Which wrist is better for WHOOP? ›
We only recommend members wear the strap on their wrist-forearm area, bicep, or our new WHOOP Body apparel, which are the only validated areas that we have studied at this time. Dominant wrist can have an effect as well. I had major spikes when it was worn on dominant wrist. Once I switched the data was pristine.Does Whoop 4.0 count steps? ›
Unlike most fitness trackers you'll find out there, WHOOP does not count steps. Instead, we quantify the total strain your body takes on over the course of the day.Does WHOOP have a GPS? ›
While the WHOOP Strap itself is not equipped with GPS, you can track your route for different activities using Strain Coach and your mobile device. To track your route, open Strain Coach in the WHOOP app, select an activity of choice, make sure "Track Route" is toggled on, and start your activity.
Does WHOOP give you the time? ›
WHOOP shows you the amount of time in bed, efficiency, disturbances, respiratory rate, and sleep staging by tapping on Hours of Sleep in your app. WHOOP recommends the optimal amount of sleep you need each night based on your baseline, recent Strain, accrued sleep debt, and recent naps.Does WHOOP measure blood pressure? ›
Tracking them over time can help you establish personal baselines for your heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure and pulse oximetry.Does Apple Watch track recovery like WHOOP? ›
Apple Watch does track sleep duration, but it has no way to track sleep quality, or sleep cycle like WHOOP. Apple Watch also does not track anything about recovery and assumes you're 100 when you wake up. WHOOPS specialty and niche is recovery.
The WHOOP is totally waterproof up to 10 meters, so yes, you can shower—or swim, skip in the rain, etc. —while wearing your WHOOP.Can the Whoop 4.0 get wet? ›
WATERPROOF* UP TO 10 METERS
Both WHOOP and our battery pack are waterproof* so you can wirelessly charge your 4.0 even while in the shower or washing dishes.
Information. The WHOOP 4.0 has the ability to measure skin surface temperature through its sensor, and after adjusting to your baseline, will inform you if/when your skin temperature may be deviating from its baseline. These insights are available to view on the 4.0 Health Monitor (Dashboard).Why is Whoop better than Oura? ›
The Whoop 4.0's app is very different from the Oura Ring's app. While the Oura Ring is more about well-being, the Whoop 4.0 is more about activity and fitness, and it pushes you more than the Oura. If fitness gains are your goal, then the Whoop 4.0 is definitely going to suit you.Why is my recovery so poor? ›
Soreness and muscle pain can linger for days after exercise. A number of factors can affect the speed with which your muscles recover including the intensity of exercise and your own physical fitness. Sleep, exposure to stress, diet, wellbeing and other lifestyle factors can all determine how long it takes to recover.What if my WHOOP breaks? ›
If your WHOOP Device or Battery Pack is defective during the Warranty Period, WHOOP will provide the necessary replacement, subject to the conditions below, at no additional charge. WHOOP is not responsible to repair or replace your WHOOP Device or Battery Pack if you violate this Lifetime Warranty.
Stress Monitor from WHOOP can now track your stress level in real time and provide science-backed breathing techniques to help manage it. Stress is the body's natural response to a physical or mental challenge. It can speed up the aging process, cause inflammation, and impact vital recovery processes.
What is the WHOOP controversy? ›
A few weeks ago, the Boston tech firm Whoop made a startling claim about its fitness trackers: It said the colorful wristbands can detect a heartbeat change in pregnant women seven weeks before labor begins, indicating that wearers may deliver a baby prematurely.Does WHOOP sell your data? ›
WHOOP Does Not SELL Member Personal Data
Our business model is to provide highly valuable product experiences and services to our members in exchange for membership fees. As such, we never sell our members' personal data. This is our promise.
To access WHOOP Live:
Alternatively, after starting an activity, you can press the Live camera icon in Strain Coach.
A nap during the day (regardless of how long it is) helps reduce the amount of sleep your body requires at night. Based on previous sleep and strain you have accumulated, WHOOP calculates exactly how much sleep you should get each night in order to optimize your recovery the next morning.Do you want a high strain on WHOOP? ›
Moderate Strain (10-13) - This category indicates moderate stress is being put on the body, which helps maintain fitness. High Strain (14-17) - This category indicates increased stress and/or activity which helps build fitness gains in your training.What is a good average day strain on WHOOP? ›
What is a “normal” amount of strain? The strain average for all WHOOP members is right around 11.0 per day.How does WHOOP know when you go to bed? ›
How does Sleep Auto-Detection work? The WHOOP system looks for changes in your heart rate, heart rate variability, and activity patterns (typical of Sleep) to determine when you go to bed and when you wake up.Where is the best place to wear a WHOOP? ›
Where should I wear my WHOOP Strap? The WHOOP Strap should be placed on the wrist, about 1 inch above the bone of your wrist (away from your hand). The WHOOP should be snug, but not too tight – just tight enough to ensure the sensors make solid contact with your skin.What happens if you stop paying WHOOP? ›
You can continue to use WHOOP until you reach your membership end date. Once it is officially canceled, you will not be able to collect, upload, or analyze any of your biometric data.Does your phone need to be near your WHOOP? ›
Once HR Broadcast is enabled, your WHOOP will emit your heart rate over BLE and will be able to connect to a receiving device. Once you connect the receiving device to your WHOOP, you no longer need to keep your phone nearby, as the WHOOP itself is broadcasting the heart rate signal.
Can you use WHOOP away from phone? ›
If your WHOOP 4.0 has battery power and continues to be charged, you can store up to 2 weeks' worth of data without needing to sync to your mobile app.Do you need a smartphone for WHOOP? ›
There is no display on the Whoop so while it collects an extensive amount of data, your smartphone is required to view any of the data and results.How many days does WHOOP 4.0 last? ›
WHOOP 3.0 and 4.0 both offer 4-5 days of battery life on a full charge. Please note, using Strain Coach and WHOOP Live for long periods of time can have an impact on battery life. If you're experiencing an issue with your WHOOP, please reach out to our Membership Services team, and we'll assist you.How does WHOOP 4.0 wake you up? ›
WHOOP uses a vibrating, silent haptic alarm to wake you up when you've hit your sleep goal, or at the gym when you've hit your Strain goal. Use Sleep Coach to gently start your day with a haptic Wake Alarm and Strain Coach to get a haptic alert once you've hit your optimal strain.Does WHOOP detect weight lifting? ›
With the launch of Strength Trainer, WHOOP is the first wearable that comprehensively measures both cardiovascular and muscular load. Whether it's through a regular functional fitness routine or a strength training workout, members will get more credit for the work they do.Is Whoop 4.0 worth it? ›
“Comfortable, competent, and motivational, the Whoop 4.0 is a great distraction-free fitness tracker, but it doesn't standout against the competition, so fails to justify its high price.” The Whoop 4.0 is not a smartwatch, let's get that out of the way right now.Are the calories on WHOOP accurate? ›
Yes, WHOOP is considered an accurate tool for tracking and assessing calorie burn. WHOOP uses a metric called the Metabolic Rate to track calorie burn with detailed accuracy. WHOOP uses several components in order to accurately measure calorie burn, including Resting Heart Rate, HRV, and Activity Tracking.Does WHOOP accurately track sleep? ›
WHOOP data demonstrates that both time spent asleep and time spent in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep are positively correlated with performance. WHOOP uses advanced sleep monitoring technology to accurately capture the true amount of time you are sleeping, and not just the amount of time you spent in bed.How long should WHOOP 4.0 last? ›
WHOOP 3.0 and 4.0 both offer 4-5 days of battery life on a full charge. Please note, using Strain Coach and WHOOP Live for long periods of time can have an impact on battery life. If you're experiencing an issue with your WHOOP, please reach out to our Membership Services team, and we'll assist you.Is the WHOOP 4.0 worth it Reddit? ›
Bottom line is if you want all the other things an AW can do with some generalized fitness metrics, I definitely recommend the Watch. If you want a purpose built device which monitors HRV, sleep, and uses that data to present when you should push and when you should take it easy, nothing beats whoop.
Can WHOOP measure blood pressure? ›
Tracking them over time can help you establish personal baselines for your heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure and pulse oximetry.Should I use Garmin or WHOOP? ›
But Garmin is superior as far as activity tracking and breadth of features, while Whoop is still a bit more useful for sleep and recovery insights. More information on Whoop including purchase options can be found on whoop.com. Garmin.com is the best place to go to if you're interested in a Garmin watch.Can I wear WHOOP 4.0 in the shower? ›
If you wear your WHOOP in the shower: take off your WHOOP and wash the band and sensor with soap/water. Also wash the area of your skin that touches the underside of the sensor. Maintain a clean sensor by cleaning the underbelly of the sensor regularly (ex: 2-3 times a week) with either soap or sanitizing wipes.Is WHOOP safe to wear all the time? ›
In short: YES, you can wear your WHOOP for Sleep and Recovery only. However, since WHOOP is designed for 24/7 use, it's recommended to keep your WHOOP on regularly (if possible).Can WHOOP 4.0 get wet? ›
WATERPROOF* UP TO 10 METERS
Both WHOOP and our battery pack are waterproof* so you can wirelessly charge your 4.0 even while in the shower or washing dishes.
Barry Chin/Globe Staff. A few weeks ago, the Boston tech firm Whoop made a startling claim about its fitness trackers: It said the colorful wristbands can detect a heartbeat change in pregnant women seven weeks before labor begins, indicating that wearers may deliver a baby prematurely.Is Whoop more accurate then Garmin? ›
The study found that WHOOP 3.0 had a higher degree of accuracy than all the other wearables when it came to measuring HR and HRV. Whoop proved to be over 99% accurate when measuring both HR & HRV. Although readers should take note that the study was based on low levels of HR activity whilst sleeping.How tight is a 4.0 Whoop? ›
The WHOOP Strap should be placed on the wrist, about 1 inch above the bone of your wrist (away from your hand). The WHOOP should be snug, but not too tight – just tight enough to ensure the sensors make solid contact with your skin.Why is WHOOP better than Oura? ›
The Whoop 4.0's app is very different from the Oura Ring's app. While the Oura Ring is more about well-being, the Whoop 4.0 is more about activity and fitness, and it pushes you more than the Oura. If fitness gains are your goal, then the Whoop 4.0 is definitely going to suit you.What is better than Oura ring? ›
Polar Ignite 3 is one of the best Oura alternatives with the same functionality profile as Oura, including sleep, activity, and recovery monitoring. The watch also has accurate heart rate tracking features.