Let’s take a look at the latest Whoop integrative updates.
Whoop 4.0 is seemingly the perfect wearable for athletes at all times. When working out, in the shower, or peacefully asleep. It provides insight into daily recovery, letting athletes know just how ready they are for peak performance. But something that many athletes have been wondering over the last few years is when Whoop will be integrated with other apps and devices.
As of September 2022, Whoop created a developer platform that allows integration with third-party apps to share important information for more meaningful data insights. Over the last year, Whoop has developed relationships with important apps such as Apple Health.
But why would you want to connect to another platform like Apple Health that tells you nearly all the same metrics (or maybe even less in some cases)?
- Increased accuracy with metrics such as calories. When you have other parties like Smart Scales, your body measurements are taken into account. This can refine active calories burned and fine-tune your metrics.
- Likewise, your data from Whoop is incorporated right back into your Apple Health. Apple health can then be the source of all data across any apps you have synced up.
Similar to Apple Health, if you have a Garmin, Strava, or anything that doesn’t work with the iPhone, like the Samsung Galaxy, you can use it the same as Apple Health.
Export your data
Part of integration across different health platforms means that users can take advantage of more metrics. Scrolling through them is great, but there is nothing like having organized files that can be exported. This is one of the newest features that can come in handy for many reasons.
- For starters, export data can be prepared for doctors who want to monitor your heart rate, oxygen levels, and other vital data over an extended period of time.
- Fitness experts can see where improvements have been made and how your body has responded well or poorly.
This can be selected from 30 to 180-day vital reports. Offering a full-scale or recent look at one’s health.
What this means for Whoop users
You may have noticed that Whoop has partnered with other apps like Pliability. When you accept the Terms and Conditions and share data across a company like this, Whoop can send your data to this developer. They can then make appropriate suggestions for the workout depending on your recovery and strain.
This adds the missing element to the recovery suggestion, as Whoop does for strain suggestions. Apps like Hyperice can also suggest different massage gun therapy in the same way. In turn, we can improve our chances of better recovery and elevated performance.
As far as health reports go, it doesn’t mean you can skip the doctors entirely. But what it means is that you can look at many metrics and cut to the chase faster than you do at a 30-minute doctor’s appointment.
What about data privacy?
Sharing important health data across different companies can be unnerving for many. When Whoop developed partners with other companies, the first question many users asked was if their health data would be sold to those same companies. Ahead of the game, as always, Whoop said absolutely not.
There are several settings that Whoop has prepared so that users can approve whether health data is shared across platforms. Furthermore, users can choose what specific data can be shared. Not all health metrics need to be incorporated, which gives users ultimate freedom and flexibility regarding their privacy and rights.
What’s the downside of not sharing?
Of course, there is no downside if a user wants to keep their health private. However, the more you share, the more insight you can get from other apps. Cross-sharing allows for the most accurate results, which is exactly what Whoop users want in the first place.
The Whoop integrative updates caused concern that duplicate data would occur if they had both Apple Health and an app like Strava. Not to worry because Whoop thought of this and ensures this isn’t the case. They also ensure that Whoop wouldn’t overlap with other activities logged in other apps. It’s all cohesive and works together.
Which is better, the Whoop 4.0 or Fitbit Charge 5?
What is in store for the future?
With the latest release of Whoop Wearables, data analytics continues to improve. In the last two years, Whoop released clothing and apparel where the Whoop sensor can be inserted for better functionality in some cases. Regardless of where you wear the Whoop sensor, it still works with the Whoop Developer platform for third-party apps to take advantage of.
The next step of Whoop has yet to be unveiled. But since last year, they have invested more than $300 million into the app and device to improve athletic performance.
Super Metrics For Super Athletes
While it may feel overwhelming to incorporate all the apps and added technology. Once the initial sharing is done across platforms, the work is done for you. If the app works correctly, you will have a complete picture of your health. And furthermore, the guide to doing something about it!
Read next: Our comparison of Whoop 4.0 vs Fitbit Inspire 3.
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Last Updated on October 17, 2022
Brittany Collens is one of our top sports writers. She is also a professional tennis player which helps her authority on subjects such as health and fitness.
She has a degree in journalism and has previously written for well-established sports magazines in Massachusetts.
Brittany lives in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States.