Apple Watch checks your rate continuously while in workout mode to calculate how many calories you’ve burned. Apple Watch is the ultimate exercise and motivation tool, while the Whoop 4.0 focuses on optimizing recovery by analyzing sleep, activity, and heart data. It is waterproof down to 10 meters, enabling tracking for swimmers and ensuring that you can leave it on in the shower.
I have been reading through the comments and I believe your reply here is not on target. The Whoop does give me highly variable data vs what I consider more gold stand measurement of chest straps powerfit percussion massager review and the aforementioned OH1. Whoop overestimates by around 20 bpm for swimming and cycling and is fairly close running. Given that, the Whoop strain is off and can give inaccurate advice.
That’s what I did and I haven’t had any more issues since I got my sensor replaced. That said, I’m currently testing the Biostrap Evo, which came out after I published my initial WHOOP vs. Biostrap review. I really like Biostrap’s support for chest strap HR monitors and the shoe pod to capture leg movement . I use my Apple Watch primarily as a timekeeping device, as a notification center, to send and receive messages, and to interact with Siri and HomeKit-enabled devices.
Running with just a watch and AirPods is a game-changer. The Exercise Ring counts how many minutes you’ve exercised. Within the Whoop app, you can also grant permission for other users to search for your name and invite you to a team.
Remember, WHOOP captures HRV during the last five minutes of deep sleep. Any variation in detecting deep sleep between the two sensors would explain a slightly different HRV. 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. Sleep and recovery is much more important in term of value based metrics, to help you optimize o daily habits, sleep routine, and improve recovery for better performance. The Apple Watch, is more of a general consumer based novelty, for the average, or even above average gym goer, but is a bit less ideal for the highly competitive athlete.