Whoop Whoop Strap 3.0
The Whoop platform is introducing a host of intriguing ideas that the wider fitness product space could benefit from over time. However, you'll have to put up with the Whoop Strap 3.0's inaccurate heart rate sensor and high cost over time to take advantage of Whoop's more interesting features.
Table of Contents
01Prices and Availability02Design and accessories03Die App04Fitness and health tracking05The Judgment
This device is no longer widely used.The Whoop Strap 3.0 is now unavailable from most retailers. If you are looking for an alternative device, check out our list ofThe best fitness trackers you can buyand thebest running watches.
NBA players use it. Professional skateboarders use it. CrossFitters use it. The Whoop Strap promises to go beyond what "normal" fitness trackers can do. You buy a whoop strap when you want to get an idea of how much you should boost your performance and when you should dial things back.
Having spent over three weeks using the Whoop Strap 3.0, I can pretty much understand why it's so popular with athletes - and why it may not be the training tool everyone has been waiting for. That isAndroid authority's Complete Whoop Strap Review.
About this whoop strap review: I've been using the whoop strap 3.0 for over three weeks with firmware version 126.96.36.199. It was connected to my Google Pixel 4 XL for the duration of this test.
Whoop Strap Review: Pricing and Availability
Before we get into the review, let's talk about the pricing as it could potentially put many people off. While the Whoop Strap 2.0 cost up to $500, the Whoop Strap 3.0's price is based on a subscription model. You pay $30 a month (with a six-month commitment) to access the Whoop service, but you get the band for free now. Basically, you pay $180 upfront and get access to everything for six months. You can save some money by signing up for a 12-month membership for $288 ($24/month) or an 18-month membership for $324 ($18/month).
It's certainly an interesting business model, although there is one major downside. If you don't pay the monthly fee, you won't get access to your whoop data. If you stop paying, you will lose access to the Whoop service, your workout details, and anything else Whoop has recorded. It's a big request, although I suspect those who care about Whoop at all will be willing to incur the hefty monthly cost.
Personalized stress and recovery data on your wrist
The Whoop Strap 3.0 is Whoop's newest wearable that measures stress and recovery throughout the day. Designed to be worn at all times, the Whoop Strap 3.0 is comfortable, durable and comes with a variety of compatible accessories.
design and accessories
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The Whoop Strap 3.0 is one of the most comfortable wearables I've ever worn. It's better that way, because this tracker is actually designed to be worn all the time. Hardcore whoop users even tend to wear the device in the shower.
It doesn't have a screen, so all of your interaction with the device must take place in the Whoop app. The tracker itself is made from a durable plastic that's lightweight and fairly scratch-resistant. The locking mechanism could be better. Once it's on, it's fine. But taking it off feels like you're ripping the thing apart.
The Whoop Strap 3.0 is one of the most comfortable wearables I've ever worn.
The included ProKnit wristband is stretchy and comfortable to wear all day and should fit most wrist sizes. There is a knitted thread pattern on the underside that keeps the band secure. I like the standard onyx (black) color, but you can upgrade to a variety of colorful straps, hooks and clasps if you want something more eye-catching. These cost between $25 and $50.
You can also upgrade your ProKnit band to a Hydroband band, which Whoop sells for $15. This is a quick drying strap meant for water sports or everyday wear. I think it should have been included by default. If you get the Whoop Strap 3.0 wet, it will take quite a while to dry.
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The Whoop Strap is meant to be worn on your wrist like a traditional fitness tracker, but you can move it up to your forearm or triceps if your arms are small enough. If you play a higher impactSportAs with American football, Whoop also sells you an upper arm sleeve that is similar to a compression sleeve. Slide the tracker into the case and it should stay securely on your arm.
So how does everyone wear the Whoop Strap 3.0 all day, every day? The included charger allows you to charge the strap without having to take it off your arm. It's a pretty cool system. The charger fits over the tracker module like a battery pack. It charges the device directly on the wrist via five pogo pins.
However, I have some problems with this charging system. While it saves you having to take the Whoop Strap off for about an hour, a battery pack means you have to charge an extra device. Not only do you have to worry about charging your bracelet, you also have to make sure your battery doesn't run out of juice. I suppose you can leave your battery plugged in and charge your strap like a regular fitness tracker, but that defeats the purpose of the battery pack aspect of the system.
I also doubt the hardware will last long. For one, the small microUSB cable that came with my device already broke. It no longer loads. The battery itself feels cheap and doesn't offer a satisfactory snap while charging the tracker. If I bang the band against a wall, I'm afraid the battery will fly off my wrist. Unfortunately, additional batteries cost $50.
The Whoop Strap 3.0 lasts about five days on a single charge, versus three days with the Whoop Strap 2.0. I would say Whoop's claims are accurate. I've worn my strap for five days of regular walks, runs, and sleep, and it's consistently lasted five days. Your mileage may vary depending on how often you exercise.
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You can access your data in the Whoop app forAndroidoriOS, or at Whoop.com. Both options return nearly the same results, so it's up to you which method you use to view your data.
I found the layout of the Whoop app confusing. You navigate around by swiping to different pages, swiping down to see more detailed stats, and digging through different submenus to find what you're looking for. It makes sense to me now, but only after a few weeks of regular use.
Fitness and health tracking
Make no mistake, the Whoop Strap 3.0 is not your averageFitness-Tracker. In fact, it doesn't even track your steps. This tracker is designed to help athletes get the most out of their workouts. The Whoop training system has two main aspects: load and recovery.
The Whoop Strap 3.0 uses your resting and active heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV) to determine how much stress you've accumulated throughout the day. The goal is to weigh your total load against your total recovery to assess how intense your next workout should be. The whoop strap also helps you determine how much sleep you need to perform at your best.
Load and Strain Trainer
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The Whoop Strap 3.0 uses all of your heart rate and recovery data to determine your exercise level. It then gives you a recommendation for the load level based on how recovered your body is. If you've been training too hard and not getting enough sleep, your exertion level will be much higher because it's harder to perform in those conditions. If you've exercised moderately and slept a lot, your exertion level may be lower.
Whoop measures stress on a 21-point scale. You get a score of 0-9.9 for light exercise, 10-13.9 for moderate exercise, 14-17.9 for strenuous exercise, and 18-21 for intense exercise. Because these scores are based on how hard your body has been working—rather than what you were doing during that activity—the scores can vary from person to person. It's all based on your heart rate data.
Overall, I think Whoop's Strain Score reflects my real-world experiences. Running a hard five miles around a hilly neighborhood resulted in a score of 16.6. I was tired but not too tired. However, 0-21 is an odd scale. The numbers would have been easier to digest if they were on a 0 to 100 scale, like pretty much any other health stat you're givenandere Fitness-Apps.
Strain Coach is one of the smartest parts of the Whoop experience. This feature gives you personalized recommendations on how much stress is optimal for your body at any given time. The goal is to help you do your best without reaching the burnout stage. You must keep your phone with you to use Strain Coach. You set a goal and the app shows the load you build up during your workout in real time.
Simply put, if you want to see how much effort you should put into your next workout to perform at its best, use Strain Coach.
If you feel that the Strain Coach's recommendation is too low or too high, you can move the strain number up or down (again, from 0-21) until you find the right number for your upcoming workout. It's actually pretty awesome. Increasing the load number above the recommended amount is reflected in the recovery graph at the bottom of the screen. This way you can see how much you need to recover after your workout.
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I took the weekend off from training and Strain Coach told me I needed a 10.8 load level when I started training again. That's a good recommendation and I think it reflects how much effort I put into my next run. But since you have to keep your phone with you during your workout to use Strain Coach for its real-time stress accumulation, it's a cumbersome system for anything that's not stationary training (treadmill, weightlifting, elliptical, etc.). I don't necessarily want to take my phone on my run and monitor my stress level while trying to focus on my workout. This is where the whoop strap could have benefited from a display.
Once you have found your optimal level of exertion, click the Start Activity button. You will see two tabs: Activity Load and Heart Rate. The activity load screen shows your real-time load as well as your average and maximum heart rate and calories burned. The heart rate tab prioritizes your heart rate but still includes your stress number at the bottom of the screen. It's fascinating to see how your stress accumulates in real time.
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After your workout, the Whoop app will prompt you to enter an RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) value. Some people may overlook these short surveys, but they're crucial for Whoop to help you train to your full potential. You are asked to simply rate your perceived exertion and level of performance during that activity. If Whoop's measurements consistently differ from your own results, your training goals can be reassessed in the app.
I should note here that since there are no buttons, the Whoop Strap 3.0 automatically detects activity based on periods of elevated heart rate. The best thing to do is jump into the app right after your workout and assign a sport profile to your activity. There are dozens of activities to choose from, and you can tweak each after saving.
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I don't trust the whoop strap's heart rate sensor. I've found it to be erratic for anything other than resting heart rate readings. Below is a snippet of interval training on the treadmill using the Whoop Strap (purple) and the Wahoo Tickr X chest strap (blue).
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I don't know how to put it another way: the whoop strap's heart rate monitor isn't good. It was really just on the same side as the chest strap for a few select points in the workout, from 12-16 minutes, 21-22 minutes and 25-28 minutes. Even then it was erratic in its climbs, jerking up and down at random. When he was able to record the rapid highs and lows (see 5:30-12 minutes) he was still 10-30bpm above what the chest strap was reporting.
The Whoop Strap's poor heart-rate sensor is a concern, especially when it can't be paired with more accurate sensors.
Now it's time I wish the Whoop Strap 3.0 could pair with an external deviceheart rate sensor. Unfortunately, that's not possible, so the data the whoop strap collects is the data you have to work with. And that's a big problem. Everything the Whoop Strap tracks is based on heart rate data. If it provides you with inaccurate information, it indicates that recovery, exercise and other data may be inaccurate. It defeats the whole purpose of relying on the device to tell you whether to train harder or rest.
Resting heart rate data is a similar story. I've found the whoop strap to be consistently 5-7bpm above my Garmin Fenix 6 Pro and Tickr X.
Sleep tracking and sleep coach
We should talk about recovery. It's the other main reason you would be interested in the Whoop Strap 3.0. It all starts with sleep tracking. The Whoop Strap tracks your sleep stages (light, deep, REM), total sleep time, sleep trends over time, as well as total time spent in bed. Detailed overnight heart rate data can be found in the Whoop app, along with the total number of disturbances you've experienced, an efficiency percentage, your breathing rate, and latency (how long it takes you to fall asleep).
In my testing, sleep tracking was accurate. I compared the whoop strap to thatFitbit-Senseover multiple nights and both devices were able to record my sleep schedule around the same time. The timing and duration of the sleep phase varied slightly between devices, but that's to be expected.
The Whoop app gives you a sleep percentage score from 1-100%. Again, going from a scale of 0 to 21 for exertion but 1 to 100% for sleep is odd. Anyhow, this score is simply calculated based on the total amount of sleep you got versus the total amount of sleep you need. If you sleep too little, you will receive a lower percentage.
Below the sleep performance metric, you'll see a card that tells you how well you slept based on the data recorded by the strap. One night I almost reached my sleep duration goal, but I woke up at 4am to take my dog outside. In the morning, the map told me that I was getting an adequate but inconsistent night's sleep and advised me to strive for more consistent bedtimes.
Sleep Coach is by far my favorite part of the Whoop Strap. This is the feature that tells you how much sleep you should be getting based on what you want to do the next day. If you have a workout planned for the next morning, navigate to the Sleep Coach menu and choose whether you want to get through tomorrow, perform or reach your peak. Clicking on these three options will change your recommended sleep duration. The app also suggests when to go to bed and when to get up.
You can also set a weekly schedule for each day. For example, if you typically do long runs on Sundays, you should select Peak. In this way, it is recommended that you get adequate and quality sleep on Saturday night.
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I have verified that the Sleep Coach data is correct. When I want to climax the next day, the app usually tells me to sleep for about 8.5 to 9 hours. Just getting through it usually only takes me about 6.5 hours.
The Whoop Strap also tracks naps, which is surprisingly rare for sleep trackers. The cool thing is that if you're sleep-deprived one night and napping during the day, it increases your overall recovery value for the day. However, if you take a one-hour nap on Wednesday afternoon, for example, one hour of sleep you need will be removed from Wednesday night's sleep. That doesn't make much sense to me. Normal people nap because they're tired from last night's sleep, not because they think they won't get enough sleep the next night. This should only increase your recovery value and not interfere with your sleep the next night.
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Many factors contribute to your daily recovery level: exercise frequency and intensity, sleep duration and quality, illness, emotional stress, diet, hydration, etc. Whoop tries to pinpoint your overall recovery level so you can decide how much effort to put in your next workout, or when you should rest.
Your daily recovery is displayed as a percentage from 0-100% and divided into three levels: red (exhausted), yellow (functional) and green (maximum physical performance). The goal is to keep your recovery percentage as high as possible before your next workout. If you're in the yellow or red numbers, you might want to reconsider going out for the long haul.
The recovery percentage is based on your HRV (33%), resting heart rate (33%) and sleep hours (33%), totaling 100%. Taken together, these factors should result in an estimate of your actual level of recovery. For the most part, my recovery percentages reflect my real-world energy levels. However, I noticed a few days ago that the Whoop Strap 3.0 was completely off. Did I lose weight from training this weekend? I ended up actually getting lots of good, quality sleep and only going for brisk walks on Saturdays and Sundays. Launching the app on Monday morning told me I had only achieved a 48% recovery (yellow), which seemed pretty low compared to how I felt.
You should also consider what factors are calculated to give you this recovery percentage. It is not an all-encompassing recovery Bible. Hydration, diet, and other factors that Whoop doesn't touch on can affect your real-world recovery symptoms. If you've been eating junk food and not getting enough water, be careful not to overdo it when Whoop tells you you're in the green.
Whoop tries to track some of the "extras," but they're not reflected in your recovery or sleep metrics. Every morning when you open the Whoop app, you'll be prompted to fill out your journal, which will let Whoop know about all the extra things that might be affecting your body. You can enter things like alcohol consumption, whether or not you've shared your bed, stress levels, whether you've traveled or not, and more. While these factors are not reflected in your results, the data is rounded up in your monthly performance review at the end of each month. You can then analyze how each of these factors affected your performance or sleep. For example, if you drank too much for several weekends in a row, it would affect your sleep performance, which could then affect your long run earlier in the week. It's pretty cool.
There's also something wrong with admitting to your fitness tracker that you lay in bed staring at your phone or that you had a little too much to drink the night before.
However, I wish these details were available at all times, or at least a little more frequently than currently. They are only provided in your monthly performance review - not your weekly review - and are not accessible until the PDF is generated at the beginning of each month.
Speaking of which, your weekly performance review provides weekly stats on your training status (daily load vs recovery), sleep status (consistency vs performance), and sleep consistency compared to others of your same gender and age. I urge all users to check out this review whenever it becomes available. It really helps to understand all the data Whoop throws at you every day.
Whoop Strap Review: The Verdict
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Whether or not the Whoop Strap 3.0 is right for you depends on a couple of things: your willingness to pay a hefty monthly subscription fee and your willingness to accept the Whoop Strap for its potentially (extremely) inaccurate data. Those are two major caveats that will keep me from using the device after this whoop strap review. Having said that, I would rather place myself in the “regular user” category and many people looking at this device are not regular users. I mean that in a good way!
For training, recovery, and general sleep tracking, the Whoop Strap 3.0 is a solid health device worth checking out. It's really fascinating to look at all the data Whoop collects to help you decide whether or not you should exercise or take it easy.
But while the Whoop platform has so much potential and introduces a lot of good ideas to the world of consumer training, a lot of that is undercut by the poor heart rate sensor. Add in the shaky hardware and expensive platform subscription, and Whoop is driving a tough deal.
Additionally, many users will likely want to wear a primary fitness device that tracks all of the things that the Whoop Strap can't, like steps, distance, pace, etc.Garmin, Suunto, Polar and evenFitbitsome make awesome wearables that will probably go better with your "main" fitness tracker. The entry cost, more accurate sensors, and ease of use don't hurt either.
If you are still fascinated by the Whoop Strap 3.0, just give it a try. Just be aware of its limitations, because there are many.
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Why is my WHOOP strap not accurate? ›
Some members find that putting it higher up the arm is a better way to capture heart rate accurately, especially if you have a smaller wrist. Make sure your WHOOP is threaded correctly. If threaded incorrectly, the band may loosen up, which can impact readings.Is there anything better than WHOOP? ›
Whoop's alternatives and competitors. See how Whoop compares to similar products. Whoop's top competitors include Dozee, Oura, and Healables. Dozee develops a contactless health monitor that tracks patients' heart rate, respiration, and sleep patterns while they sleep.Is WHOOP 3.0 worth it? ›
WHOOP Strap review: The verdict
I mean that in a good way! For training, recovery, and general sleep tracking, the WHOOP Strap 3.0 is a solid health device worth looking into. It's truly fascinating to look at all the data WHOOP collects to decide whether or not you should be training or taking it easy.
In my opinion, Whoop is worth it if you want to understand and be coached on your readiness to train and optimal sleep. And in terms of accuracy, I have found Whoop to be accurate when worn properly. If you're unsure if you should choose Whoop over a Garmin or Apple Watch, I have also included comparisons in my review.Is there a problem with WHOOP? ›
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WHOOP detects your workouts and tells you how strenuous they are. YOUR Day strain is not the sum of your activities. If you have multiple workouts in a day, the strain of your activities does not add up to your total day strain.Is WHOOP worth it vs Apple Watch? ›
If you're looking to track your sleep, then WHOOP whoops Apple Watch hands down. 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.Which is better Oura or WHOOP? ›
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.Which is better Fitbit or WHOOP? ›
As workout trackers, the Charge 5 edges it. But while Whoop lacks basic fitness tracking features, it does match Fitbit for reliable, rich sleep tracking and analysis and heart rate tracking during exercise are excellent.Is the WHOOP worth the monthly fee? ›
If you have serious fitness goals and want to exercise, sleep and recover as best as you can without an actual personal trainer, the monthly price of Whoop is well worth it.
Can I use WHOOP without membership? ›
The Whoop 4.0 Strap give you access to the Pro membership option, but it costs an additional $12 per month. You can pay monthly or annually for the membership. And you'll get exclusive access to additional benefits that regular membership plans don't have. To be clear, it isn't mandatory to subscribe to Whoop Pro.Is WHOOP more accurate than 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.Can WHOOP detect heart problems? ›
WHOOP measures your resting heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen, and skin temperature and reports these metrics to you each morning in the Health Monitor. WHOOP also tracks your heart rate variability (HRV), which is used with your vital signs as a measurement of your health and fitness.Is WHOOP better on wrist or bicep? ›
The WHOOP Strap is currently designed to work when worn on an athlete's wrist, about 1 inch above the wrist bone. If you have a bicep band you can also wear the sensor on the outside of the bicep.Should I wear my WHOOP 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).Is WHOOP a Chinese company? ›
WHOOP is an American wearable technology company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Its principal product is a fitness tracker that measures strain, recovery, and sleep. The device is best known for its use by athletes.What is the accuracy of WHOOP? ›
The study found that WHOOP is 99.7% accurate in measuring heart rate and 99% accurate* in measuring heart rate variability – levels of accuracy that surpassed all other wearables in the study. By contrast, other wearables scored between 41% and 96% in HR accuracy and 24% and 69% in HRV accuracy.What happens if you stop paying for WHOOP? ›
NOTE: You can continue to use WHOOP until you reach your subscription end date. Once your Membership is officially canceled, you will not be able to collect, upload, or analyze any of your biometric data.Why is my strain so high on WHOOP? ›
NOTE: The longer your heart spends at an elevated rate, the higher your Strain will be. Strain starts to build when you go to sleep and each successive score requires more effort to achieve. This means that you could wake up with a Strain score anywhere from 0 - 4 upon waking; this is perfectly normal.Is 100% recovery possible on WHOOP? ›
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%.
How tight should my WHOOP be? ›
The Strap should fit snuggly to your wrist in order to ensure the most accurate data.Why do people buy WHOOP? ›
The device is super comfortable to wear. The data is solid if you care about performing at the highest possible level at a cardio-intensive sport. For a small subset of wealthy athletes, Whoop is one of the best wearables you can buy. And when you think about it that way, Whoop's clientele makes a lot more sense.Do people wear a watch with WHOOP? ›
Hey! To answer your questions, you can wear it in the shower and many of our members wear a watch on the other wrist!Does WHOOP have GPS tracking? ›
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.Which sleep tracker is most accurate? ›
So if you want an accurate sleep tracker that you don't have to wear and charge all the time, check out the SleepScore Max. It doesn't provide as much data as other options, but it was the most accurate non-wearable tracker we tested and its convenience is second to none.What fitness tracker does Joe Rogan use? ›
Joe Rogan. #soberoctober first workout in the books. I'm using a @polarglobal heart rate strap to monitor my calories burned. We have to burn 500 calories every day of the month in a workout.Can you shower with a WHOOP on? ›
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.Does a WHOOP count steps? ›
Unlike most fitness trackers, WHOOP does not count steps. Instead, we quantify strain (cardiovascular load) your body takes on.What is WHOOP best for? ›
WHOOP accurately tracks cardiovascular strain, as well as exercise and sleep performance. It also tells you how well you recovered overnight, and how hard you can push it that day.Does WHOOP own your data? ›
WHOOP Does Not SELL Member Personal Data
As such, we never sell our members' personal data. This is our promise. Because of how broadly the CCPA defines “sale,” we want to be clear that we use third party cookies and other tracking technologies.
Can I sell my WHOOP? ›
Selling your Whoop Fitness Tracker is safe and easy
Swappa lets you buy and sell directly with other users, so sellers make more and buyers save more. Get paid as soon as your Whoop Fitness Tracker sells, without waiting for your money!
We have a referral program available within our app. For every person you refer you can earn a free month of membership on WHOOP.Does WHOOP work without WiFi? ›
Data transfer from the WHOOP 4.0 to a mobile device requires a Bluetooth connection. Data processing to display metrics requires a cellular or WiFi connection.Can you cancel WHOOP anytime? ›
You may discontinue your use of the Membership and Services at any time. Once a return is requested, WHOOP will cancel the Account associated with the return.Does WHOOP track water intake? ›
Hydration Improves HRV, Resting Heart Rate & Recovery
The data is also analyzed in personalized Monthly Performance Assessments that break down exactly what impact these behaviors may have. Roughly one-third of all WHOOP members monitor their hydration regularly with the journal.
You need to wear WHOOP continuously as it takes approximately 4 days to calibrate to your body. After 4 days, you will receive your first Recovery score – a measure of your daily readiness. Your strap will continuously calibrate even after you receive your first Recovery score.Is WHOOP 4.0 not accurate? ›
At a broad level, Whoop 4.0 is just as accurate on the wrist in my testing, but I find it far less accurate when worn in Whoop Body apparel locations, including the boxer-briefs and the bicep band.How long does it take WHOOP to fully calibrate? ›
WHOOP needs 30 days to fully calibrate your baseline metrics; however, you can expect to receive personalized information beginning on Day 4 with continuous wear.Why is my WHOOP heart rate so high? ›
Factors that can affect your RHR include your weight and health, stress, amount of sleep you get, certain medications, alcohol and tobacco use, and the weather. The best time to measure your resting heart rate is first thing in the morning, or by using a heart rate monitor like WHOOP.Why is my WHOOP recovery score always low? ›
If Recovery is low, it means your nervous system and body are stressed, and need rest and recovery more than a hard workout or busy day.
Is WHOOP better than a smart watch? ›
If you're looking to track your sleep, then WHOOP whoops Apple Watch hands down. 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.