If you haven’t heard, there’s a new fitness tracker on the block. WHOOP has created a fitness tracker unlike anything else on the market. Designed to enhance your performance, this wearable tech is growing steadily in its following. But if you’re here, you probably have a WHOOP strap 3.0 of your own and you’re looking for some answers. Or maybe you’re just researching and reading up on everything you can before deciding whether to jump in and make the commitment. We get that.
Take a look at our latest Q&A about all things WHOOP or use the Table of Contents to get to a specific answer quickly. We hope it helps!
Table of Contents
What Does a WHOOP Do?
Aren’t familiar with WHOOP? We’ve broken down it’s main features so that you can get a better idea of what you get access to with the monthly membership. For a more detailed review of WHOOP check out our post that details the Amazon Halo vs WHOOP.
Sleep plays a huge part in your overall health and fitness. Getting the right amount of sleep keeps your immune system up and allows you to perform at your best during a workout.
The new WHOOP strap 3.0 is designed with in-depth sleep monitoring capabilities. It can in turn, take that data and recommend the optimal hours of sleep you need in order to sufficiently recover from the day’s strain.
By monitoring your heart rate, WHOOP is able to determine how straining a day has been for you. With a scale of 0-21, your daily strain can be affected by things like exercise, stress or anything physical or mental that may be affecting your heart rate. Knowing how strenuous a workout was for you can help you in your personal programming or with your recovery process.
HRV stands for heart rate variability but what does that mean? Basically your heart does not beat once per second, every second. Sometimes it may beat after 1.15 seconds, sometimes it may beat quicker at .9 seconds. The difference of time between each heart beat, is your heart rate variability. This number helps you to know how ready your body is to take on a high energy workout for instance.
If you’re curious and want to look more, you should check out this detailed article by WHOOP.
Based on your sleep patterns, strain and HRV, WHOOP is able to figure out how well your body is recovering day in and day out. The WHOOP recovery feature allows you to visually see whether your body is in need of rest or if today may be a good to day to push it a little extra in your workout. It’s a really useful tool for those looking to maximize their fitness goals.
New with the WHOOP strap 3.0 is WHOOP live. With WHOOP live you can take your real-time WHOOP data and overlay it on top of videos or images. Something like this can come in handy if you are working out alone and want to monitor how your body is reacting to certain movements. Or it can be a fun way to compete with friends and hold each other accountable!
Heart Rate Broadcast
Your WHOOP can now connect to brands like Peloton or Concept2 that have apps or devices that are Bluetooth Low Energy Heart Rate Profile compatible! That means that you can essentially “live stream” your WHOOP data to the rowing machine you are using to allow you to view your body’s data in real-time. Now that is pretty cool.
What Accessories are Available?
The WHOOP shop is full of WHOOP 3.0 strap options but that’s not all. Browse through their extensive shop of all the accessories to help you get through whatever type of workout you prefer.
If you want color options, WHOOP provides plenty of WHOOP strap 3.0 band color options to make that happen.
There are three main types of bands currently for sale on the WHOOP shop:
- The ProKnit band is the band that is currently free with membership.
- WHOOP’s hydroband is made for the swimmer since it’s fast drying and waterproof
- For the late night runner or biker, WHOOP has a reflective band to help you stay safe and seen
- Designed to look nice for the time you’re not working out, the LuxKnit band and clasp has a sleek, comfortable style
- WHOOP is also constantly teaming up with other brands like the Buttery Bros. & the HFC to bring you custom band styles
Just as accurate, the bicep band allows you to conveniently move the WHOOP strap off of your wrist. Sometimes a movement like a kettlebell swing can cause things on your wrist to get in the way. It’s nice to have some options of where to wear the WHOOP, depending on your day.
If you play contact sports or tend to move a lot during high energy workouts, the impact sleeve is a great solution. This sleeve goes on your upper arm and keeps your device immobile so you continue to get your body’s most accurate data.
The WHOOP strap 3.0 is waterproof but the hydrosleeve is designed for the water sport athlete. To ensure the utmost accuracy of your WHOOP data, the hydrosleeve keeps your WHOOP device in place throughout the entire workout.
Is the WHOOP Waterproof?
A big feature of the WHOOP strap 3.0 is that is in fact waterproof! Take a swim at the beach or rinse off in the shower without worrying about taking it off.
How Do You Wash a WHOOP Strap?
The WHOOP strap can be hand washed with soap and is what is the method of cleaning that is recommended on the company’s website. If you’re looking for a time-saving way to wash it though, zip the band up in one of your gym short’s pockets and throw it in the wash. Try using a more natural detergent for best results as harsh detergents tend to wear away at fabrics quicker. If you are washing it with your clothes, just be absolutely sure you don’t put it in the dryer!
How to Clean the WHOOP Sensor
Keeping your WHOOP sensor clean is the best way to ensure that your data is accurate. While you’re in the shower, take some soapy suds and give it a little wash off. Or, try to remember to take the strap off and give the sensor a good wipe down at least once a week.
The WHOOP Clasp is Hard to Open
Be prepared. If you invest in a WHOOP strap 3.0, be aware that the clasp is hard to open the first several times. It honestly feels like you are going to break it the first time you try getting it open. But don’t worry, it slowly gets easier to open and close the WHOOP clasp the more you use it.
Got more questions?
Still have more WHOOP questions? Let us know what you’d like to know more about and we can see about adding it to the list!