This app requires a WHOOP Strap with an iPhone 4S or newer and iOS 9.0 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.
Various fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Not for night shift workers
The app fundamentally will not work the way it is programmed now to properly quantify the recovery of an individual who has to bank there sleep into multiple allotments for the day. I work the night shift and take naps during the day to get my total hours. Whoop will only register one of these as sleep towards my recovery score. If someone slept 2 different 4 hour periods everyday they would only get credit for one of those 4 hours. The thing that is most disappointing about that is that night shift workers are the ones who need a fitness tracker like this the most. Working against a circadian rhythm increases a host of risk factors from diabetes to cancer. Whoop is starting to feel like an app only for paid athletes who can sleep all day and does nothing to actually change the lives of average enthusiasts like me. This is such a foundational easy fix that even when I communicated with Whoop support all they told me was it will only register 1 sleep. Why? Why does my app suggest taking a nap if it won’t include it in my recovery? Fitbit app will add total hours of sleep for the day amongst multiple sleep intervals. Whoop prides itself on its ability to quantify strain, recovery, sleep and yet cannot add a couple of numbers together. Disappointed.
Software mostly good, hardware bad
I’ve had my band for 6.5 months. I’m on my sixth battery. If they offered a monthly subscription service for new batteries, I’d be a charter member. They don’t last long and each time it happens I go without the strap for a week waiting for a replacement. I’ve learned that I can live without the strap and have simply stopped using it. They should reduce their marketing budget and improve their hardware. The strap is also terrible, as others have reported, at recording both HR and HRV. I used a Garmin and a Polar, both with chest straps, to test its accuracy. The Garmin and Polar agree with each other but differ from the Whoop by a substantial amount. It’s just not worth $500. The software is mostly pretty good. I have found it is good at detecting sleep and I think overall strain calculations are close, at least subjectively. I think the company has to change its priorities and improve the product, especially the hardware/strap. I would strongly advise staying away from this product at this point because it’s just not worth it.
I've been using the strap for about a month. I am a runner only so this is all based on that activity. As others have said, it detects sleep and vigorous activity well but the HR accuracy during running is laughably bad. I use a Garmin HRM chest strap for hr tracking during running and the Whoop is only vaguely in the right ball park (but always high). The web interface is good but the iOS version is just. It particularly intuitive or feature rich. My recovery feels totally random to date and only partially aligns with my subjective experience. Because it over reads my HR during my daily run, it thinks I'm some heroic athlete (on what scale is 21 the ceiling and if I'm more active than 99% of their "athletes, the company really has a problem). I've had no battery issues and find the strap to be totally fine. HRV generally tracks with apple watch version (which you get for "free") but not exactly.
- Whoop Incorporated
- 124.2 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- 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.