Anyone using a Whoop?

Likewise. Waiting to see what the Fenix 7 brings.

Must say you have very good taste - same bike (Supercaliber) and we’ll end up having same watches :joy:

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Decided to make the jump. I only did 6 months so at least I don’t get tied into it too much. I also used a friends promo code for a free month so I feel good about. Figured I’d pay it forward. If you are interested here is my code for a free month

Same here, long time Apple Watch wearer, Whoop will be delivered tomorrow.

Have tried every app and method of measurement possible without much success. We’ll see if this one sticks.

I couldn’t reconcile the skin irritation through Whoop’s support and finally gave up on it for good.

I did however pick up an Apple watch and notice something interesting regarding HRV measurements.

My Whoop HRV was always rather low, almost always in the 30-40ms range. It didn’t stray much outside this range despite changes in my training plans, some very chaotic and stressful events, and periods of calm. This always stuck me as rather odd, I can’t say that I ever fully trusted these numbers.

Right off the bat the Apple watch seems to make more sense. Kicking off a Breath session first thing in the morning has returned values in the 70-100ms range, and random measurements throughout the day are all over the map.

I get it that HRV is highly individual, and you can’t directly compare different devices, but the Whoop just seems way out of line here. The sad thing is you can’t even look deeper into the data to try to sort it out, you get what the app gives you, take it or leave it.


One of the things I heard in a podcast about HRV was that HRV should not be measured while laying down. Ideally, it should be measured while sitting, around the same time every day, while not doing anything else. But Whoop measures it at some point while we are sleeping (and presumably all of us sleep laying down, but I guess some may not). I don’t think Whoop wants to give up their measuring protocols. I’ve got my subscription that’s good through the rest of the year. May not resubscribe after that. Might switch to an Apple Watch or a Garmin watch, especially if one of those devices measures HRV.

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The HRV reading for whoop was always taken during deep sleep. Where as the AW takes the readings through out the day. My whoop HRV readings range from 50 - 75.

Where as sometimes my AW detects 160+

Whoop does take HRV through out the day, but the reading it gives you is the reading taken during deep sleep

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I get white coat syndrome. If I sit down to measure my HR it will spike.

Taking HRV whilst I’m asleep is ideal :slight_smile: