The bottom line is that cardiovascular strain and muscle fatigue are two separate things and WHOOP can only tracker the former. That’s a limitation that pretty much all fitness trackers have. As a result, I don’t pay close attention to the strain score WHOOP reports, considering the type of workouts I do on a regular basis. It comes down to really one thing – how competitive and serious are you about your athletic performance and sport? If you are a competitive athlete, WHOOP is the easy choice.

However, Whoop motivated me to take it easy on days where I was ready to break my Peloton personal record. The Activity Rings along with awards for completing challenges gamify exercise. There’s no doubt you’ll be motivated to stay active with an Apple Watch on your wrist. Transparency, clinically effective doses, and clinically proven ingredients with evidence-based outcomes.We provide the nutrients you need to power your active lifestyle. The real goal of the Apple Watch is to appeal to the masses, essentially being the Swiss Army Knife of wearable technology, for anyone and everyone. If you want to focus on monitoring lifestyle and recovery, Oura might be the one for you.

Just not sure yet if I believe this thing or not because there are days when I definitely do NOT feel recovered enough to go & work out, but WHOOP is telling me that it’s ok. When you click on the explanation, you’re shown your day statistics versus the last two weeks, including calories burned, average heart rate, and max heart rate. The one thing WHOOP apparently quantifies and shows on your daily overview (but that I can’t find information on how exactly it is calculated) is the calories burned per day. As you can see, WHOOP thinks Ashley burned over 3,000 calories on the above two days.

WHOOP’s patented Strain Coach™ technology tracks all forms of movement including steps, as well as resting heart rate, and estimates calorie expenditure. The WHOOP Strain Coaching feature allows users to objectively measure and optimize the intensity of their physical activity throughout the day and week, in order to meet their fitness, health, and performance goals. I enjoyed getting insight into my fitness, sleep, and recovery with Whoop, and thought the calculated scores accurately reflected my energy levels for the day. Seeing my strain scores go up with regular exercise kept me motivated, and noticing when my recovery score was lower helped me decide when to take active recovery or rest days. So I got a whoop and have been testing it against my Apple Watch and honestly I think it’s kind of a gimmick.

My SWS is typically less than 10 minutes (1.5 hrs REM, the remainder is light sleep). If their HR data is accurate then all the nice features you reviewed would probably be worthwhile. After comparing to Garmin and Wahoo chest straps worn simultaneously, I have zero confidence that the accuracy is what it needs to be to guide training decisions. Based on comments here, I’m not the first person to discover this.

Whoop isn’t as comfortable because the entire band needs contact with your skin. I can’t speak to the quality of all the bands because I’ve never tried them, but the quality of the default black band isn’t ufc gloves weight nearly as nice as the Apple Watch. Each morning, you answer a daily questionnaire about what you did the previous day. The questionnaire can be customized to include over 60 different variables.

WHOOP gives you insight into exercise performance, recovery, rest and sleep in a way that no other device can. Although, answering the daily questionnaire and seeing the long-term trends of how different inputs affect my sleep were interesting and helpful. But now that I know what I need, I don’t think it needs to be on my wrist. Before buying my Whoop, I planned to keep both devices because they serve different purposes, but Whoop’s day-to-day data wasn’t super accurate, and I’m not willing to give up wrist real estate to keep it around. When I track sleep, the easiest charging routine is to do it right after waking up.