Everything You Need To Know About Whoop Bands

Wearable fitness trackers have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years — and for good reason. These electronic devices can help track your movement and physical activity (via Wirecutter). Whether you're a professional athlete or an amateur runner, fitness trackers can be used to help monitor your vitals and measure your overall progress. While every fitness tracker is different, they usually tend to keep tabs on your step count, sleep quality, heart rate, calories burned, and distance traveled. Believe it or not, they can even help motivate you to push yourself and achieve new fitness goals.

However, these wrist-worn devices can greatly vary in quality and price. That's why it's important to research products before you buy them and take note of what you want out of a fitness tracker in the first place (via The Verge). For instance, if you're planning on running or hiking for long distances, you might want to invest in a fitness tracker with a built-in GPS in case you get lost. Either way, this can help you narrow down your search so you can find the best fitness tracker for you.

The Whoop Strap is data-focused

One fitness tracker that has been generating quite a bit of buzz as of late is the Whoop Strap — a small, lightweight tracker that is primarily intended to collect data. As a result, there are no buttons or screen displays on the wearable device (via CNN). Instead, the Whoop Strap comes with a subscription to the Whoop app, which is where you can view all of your personal metrics and data. Although you have to pay $30 a month to use the app, the actual Whoop Strap device comes free with your subscription.

The most recent model of the fitness tracker, the Whoop Strap 4.0, can collect a whole host of health-driven data, including skin temperature, blood oxygen levels, resting heart rate, respiratory rate, and heart rate variability. It also comes with a haptic alert, which you can use as an alarm to wake up in the morning or time your workouts. In addition, the Whoop Strap can help track your sleep, workouts, and recovery. The latest version of the fitness is also sleek and waterproof.

If you're looking for a way to rigorously monitor your vitals and fitness progress, the Whoop Strap might be the fitness tracker for you.