Whoop, makers of the wearable that's being used by athletes in the NBA, NFL and MLB to get in shape for game time and prevent injury is finally getting Android support.
If you need a reminder, the Whoop wearable is able to collect over 100MB of biometric data per day, which includes heart rate, heart rate variability, ambient temperature, motion and movement skin response. It can also be used to track sleep, and all of that can be combined to analyse how an athlete's body is handling the strain of working out or performing and how it recovers.
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The Whoop is currently used in training by NFL and NBA teams and has recently been approved for use during games in Major League Baseball. Will Ahmed, founder and CEO of Whoop, said that the company received requests for an Android version of Whoop ever since it launched and now it's finally ready to expand.
The startup included over 200 athletes and Olympians in a beta test of Whoop for Android, gathering all kinds of feedback and recommendations on how to improve the experience. That included the likes of Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri.
When we recently tested out the Whoop Strap 2.0, we were impressed with the data it served up and quickly saw the benefits of closely monitoring aspects like strain and recover data. The Whoop Android app, which will carry all the same features as the iOS version, is available now on Google Play.
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