If all wearables are technically “smart,” this one might as well belong to Mensa.
Using a unique set of metrics and truly actionable data, Whoop takes fitness tracking to an entirely new level and has been embraced by professional and college athletes like Olympic swimmer Connor Jaeger, NBA superstar Lebron James, and the Harvard squash team.
Via a metric called heart rate variability (HRV) and advanced sleep tracking, it measures how much “strain” you’re subject to each day and how well your body recovers from that strain, emphasizing the fact that the time you spend sweating each day is just one small part of an effective workout routine. “Will [Ahmed], the founder of the company, always says, ‘Are you an athlete three hours a day or 24 hours a day?'” explains Jack Seitz, Whoop’s vice president of business development. “Every decision you make counts.”