Their software is where they shine. The band is nothing more than a heart-rate monitor. As an athlete, I love the stats and feedback that I get, but sometimes I do wish that it was more actionable. I stopped my subscription because you can get the same thing with an apple watch and the app Athlytic (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/athlytic-ai-fitness-coach/id1543571755).
Used for 1 year. Had a lot of trouble cancelling the subscription. Hard to buy as a gift and store was always out of the better bands. I felt the stats were better than some other apps, but to wear this and pay such a large monthly fee, I felt it could have been better.
High qualityInnovative productCool look & feelWorks really well
I really like using my Whoop to track sleep, energy, fitness, etc. One of my favorite features is their recovery feature so you know when you can push harder during a workout or if it's more helpful to your body to take it easy at the gym. Another feature I like is that it doesn't have a watch face like an Apple watch. Minimal distractions to focus on workouts is important to me.
I wish they had more stylish bands. If I'm not in the gym, these bands don't go well with any outfits.
Also, the monthly fee of $30 is a bit steep to track the data.
I'm super interested in data behind myself and my body but never really found existing wearables that interesting – even Apple Watch (I have a Series 3) which I like how it looks but I found it annoying that I need to tell it when I'm working out
I ordered Whoop after looking at it a few times over a couple of months and their model of the band being free (or cheap?) but then you pay a subscription to use the app etc was interesting but £30/month is overly expensive I think.
I also looked at the Oura ring which a couple of friends have – and love – but I don't like wearing rings so that was out of the question – I really liked how Whoop's 4.0 band was minimal, no screen and very flat to my wrist – and the app looked great too.
One thing I really like about it is the charging is done through a little black "puck" thing which slides on top of the band. I charge the puck daily via USB-C and then when the band itself gets low on charge (lasts 3-4 days on a full charge) I just slide the puck on top of it and continue my day until it's charged so you really never have to take it off.
As far as I know it's also waterproof but I don't like the feel of the fabric band being wet so I just take it off when I shower.
The app is good and collects a tonne of data including calories burned, heart rate variability, blood oxygen level, respiratory rate and more and being able to capture those without any manual input is really nice. It also lets you know if any of the things I mentioned get outside your "normal" zone which can be an indicator of injury or illness and being able to get a heads up if you might be getting sick ahead of time is really interesting and one of the main reasons i got it.
You can also generate a PDF of your insights which is interesting and I haven't seen other solutions offer that (though I could be wrong)
While the band itself is really well made and good quality, and I am really happy using it, sometimes it makes mistakes and I'm not sure if that's to do with the band or the app. Sometimes it will show my heart rate as being 20bpm for example which is in the red zone for being unusual – but then when I tap on it it will say it's actually 120bpm which is fine because I'm doing exercise. Which is confusing.
It also did take a long time to ship – about 4 months but I believe that was due to high demand so I didn't mind that much.
The App is also a bit confusing – I don't particularly like using it as there are a lot of sections and it can be hard to remember which bits of data are in which sections or how to browse to find what you need – but the design of it in general is nice.
High qualityInnovative productCool look & feelEasy subscription management 🔁Super fun activitySuper slow shipping 🐌
Whoop’s data truly is top notch and helped me keep up my fitness and level up my recovery game. Understanding sleep metrics and how to get the best recovery is so important, and Whoop provides objective metrics to support that.
Customer support wasn’t super helpful when I had an issue, but they did eventually resolve it.
I have had my whoop for a year and live by it. It doesn't give you credit for things like steps or general movement - only when you workout hard. I love using this to track sleep, find out what habits help me perform better and to push me to workout harder.
Lovely customer supportHigh qualityInnovative productCool look & feelWorth the money 💸Easy subscription management 🔁Works really wellLove the brand's mission 💕
Absolutely the best Health fitness product available with focus on strain, recovery and sleep. Waterproof and basically never leaves your wrist (battery recharges while on clasp). All people should know their body data to be focused on how you recover. User since 2017 and firm believer in how the Whoop captures data, calculates your recovery overnight and measures inputs through a daily diary for better outcomes.
Innovation must continue to beat the Apple Watches of the world. By far a superior product vs. Fitbit/Garmin.
High qualityInnovative productCool look & feelWorth the money 💸Works really wellLove the brand's mission 💕