This app requires a WHOOP Strap with an iPhone 5 or newer and iOS 10 or later.
WHOOP optimizes performance for elite athletes through a continuous understanding of Strain and Recovery. When paired with a WHOOP Strap, the WHOOP App provides physiological data, analysis, and actionable insights that help athletes tailor their training, improve their sleep, and maximize their performance.
For a coach or trainer, it provides the ability to see every member of a team in a list and their respective Strain Scores after a workout or game, their Recoveries in the morning (how prepared they are for strain/exercise), and their Sleep Performance last night. This helps prevent overtraining/undertraining, optimize lineups and rotations, improve training plans, and increase team accountability.
The WHOOP Strap doesn’t measure steps - it measures strain. The WHOOP App downloads data from the WHOOP Strap and uploads it to WHOOP’s servers.* The app allows athletes to see the strain of their workouts, providing information on the strain their bodies accrue during the physical activities. The app also allows athletes to track running and cycling routes, offering a map of the completed route and data on distance and speed.
Sleep Performance vs Sleep Need:
WHOOP offers athletes a sleep score, which is based on the time an athlete sleeps each night and a personalized calculation of the hours of sleep the athlete requires. Both calculations are based on the data coming from the WHOOP Strap, coupled with WHOOP’s proprietary analytics algorithms. The app also displays further details on each sleep, including the time spent in each sleep stage, the time it takes to fall asleep, and the number of disturbances during the night.
WHOOP lets athletes know how prepared their bodies are for physical strain and exertion. The Recovery score offered by the app is calculated after each sleep and is based on physiological data coming from the WHOOP Strap.
If you join WHOOP as a team, the WHOOP app allows you to see the Strain and Recovery scores of your teammates. This allows athletes to compare their daily Intensities and Recoveries against their fellow team members. For a coach or trainer, it provides the ability to see every member of a team in a list and their respective Strain Scores after a workout or game, their Recoveries in the morning (how prepared they are for strain/exercise), and their Sleep Performance last night. This helps prevent overtraining/undertraining, optimize lineups and rotations, improve training plans, and increase team accountability.
* Continued use of GPS and Bluetooth running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Life changing product
Best you can get when it comes to health / fitness. I have tried several different wearables and the whoop strap differentiates on battery life / ease of charging, recovery and strain data that you can actually use to change workout behavior (vs. meaningless metrics), and helpful sleep tracking. I feel healthier and more in touch with my body...and so far it has helped me avoid sickness and injury. Plus, the strap is sleek and stylish - after a few months, I barely realize it’s on my wrist and I get compliments on it all the time.
Frustrating to the Extreme
I really wanted to like Whoop. I’ve listened to several of their podcasts and have no doubt they work hard and mean well. But this device has failed to be consistently useful. Not only does it focus very heavily on extremely short term information, but it also showed extreme fluctuations in my HR - sometimes hitting 160bpm just doing dishes. The daily strain would often be totally overstated. The latest update seems to tamp down the HR spikes but they still happen. More importantly, the HRV and therefore the recovery scores can fluctuate like crazy. And if you suffer from any anxiety about sleep this thing can make it worse. The straw that broke the camel’s back for me was when Whoop told me my recovery was GREEN (114pt HRV) at 1am, then YELLOW at 6am (70pt HRV). This happened the night before my goal race for the year and really messed with my mental game. I have no confidence in Whoop and do not intend to continue as a month to month subscriber after my 6-month commitment (insult to injury) expires. They have a super slick app, and super slick CEO, but the support is non existent and living with the Whoop can make you go nuts.
I started wearing a whoop 2 years ago. I’m on my 4th strap. They replace them free when they stop working. When it does work, the information isn’t accurate. It does work well as a sleep monitor. I don’t know if the information about the amount of the different types of sleep is accurate or not. A couple of months ago they sent me a new strap and now it doesn’t detect activity. When I enter it manually the stress score is not close to reality. HRV is an interesting subject. But if you deep dive into research or ask a cardiologist you find that “they” think that it is meaningful but they don’t know enough to come to any conclusions or make recommendations based on the number. I have worn because it was a gift and it was expensive. Not anymore. I’m actually sleeping better without it. Sometimes I would wake up with pain from it squeezing too tight.
- Whoop Incorporated
- 192.6 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.