No, Whoop Straps are not waterproof. Whoop Straps are only water resistant just like Fitbit, Apple, Garmin, and Samsung. If Whoop was waterproof, it would mean it can stay in the water without getting damaged.
On the other hand, if we say Whoop is resistant (which it is) it means the strap can only stay in water for a certain period (10 minutes if it tops) without being damaged.
It also doesn’t go without saying that water resistance Whoop Straps do not last forever but there are certain activities you could avoid to maintain water resistance for a long time. For example, avoid a water activity like skiing which involves high water velocity.
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Can You Wear Whoop in the Shower?
Yes, you can get your Whoop wet be it Whoop 4.0 or Whoop 3.0 while in the Shower because Whoop designed to be water resistant below water.
Apart from wearing the watch while taking a bath, it is also possible to wear it while in the swimming pool, in the rain, at the beach, as well as the sauna, among others.
What Makes Whoop Work While in the Shower?
Your Whoop 3.0 or Whoop 4.0 is able to work while you are in the Shower because it is Jas a water resistant rating of 1 ATM, which means the straps can withstand pressures of up 10 meters below water.
What to do After Showering with Your Whoop
After taking a bath with your Whoop Strap you will need to take it off your hand, wash it and then dry it. Here is what you are going to do:
Hand washes the bands and sensors using your hands. That means you should not use your washing machine.
Use a clean towel to squeeze out excess water from the watch and air it to dry. Also, consider changing the slider on the strap when washing. Keep off from the fitness for a while and was the area on the wrist where the Whoop sensor lay.
Can You Swim with a Whoop
Straight Answer: Yes you can swim with Whoop be it Whoop 3.0 or Whoop 4.0 because they are water resistant. Whoop straps can stay inside water for about 10 minutes.
Unfortunately, even though Whoop Straps are water resistant they do not have the ability to track your swimming stroke, laps, and distances you cover while in the pool or while open swimming.
Can I Wear Whoop in the Sauna?
Whoop Straps can operate in temperatures around 0°C to 60°C. Infrared Saunas on the other hand operate on temperatures of 38°C to 65°C. And that means Whoop Straps can be worn while in the saunas provided it is the infrared Saunas.
Can I Wear My Whoop Strap in Hot Tub?
As I have stated earlier, Whoop Straps can be worn in saunas where temperatures are even much higher than in a hot tub. That means you can have a bath in the hot tub with your Whoop Strap without the fear of getting it damaged!
Can Water Ruin My Whoop?
Water is not supposed to ruin your Whoop Strap. On the other hand, if you decide to leave the Whoop strap in water for a long time it may get water damaged.
Will Whoop Keep Tracking MyVitals While in the Shower?
Whoop will continue tracking your heart rate, calories burned, e.t.c while you are still in the bathroom taking a shower. Nothing changes with Whoop just because you are in contact with water.
The Advantage of Wearing the Whoop Strap in the Shower
The good thing about having your Whoop Strap in the Shower is that you will still be able to track and record your blood oxygen level thanks to the SpO2 sensor, heart rate, heart rate variability, and Resting Heart Rate with the help of the heart rate monitor, without forgetting your rate of breathing and skin temperature.
The Whoop 4.0 strap records your heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), blood oxygenation levels, breathing rate, and skin temperature
The disadvantage of Wearing Whoop in the Shower
There are two things you will not like about wearing the Whoop 4.0 or 3.0 in the shower and that is, first, the fit will be sluggish and when the tracker is loose you won’t get accurate data. The band will also feel uncomfortable on the hand.
Second, Like Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers, wearing Whoop Strap for long may leave you with wrist pain especially when the adjustment is always tight.
Does Whoop Work with Swimming?
Yes, Whoop Strap versions 3.0 and 4.0 work well with swimming but as much as they work well with Swimming and owners can wear them in the pool doesn’t mean they can track swimming activities.
What to do if Whoop gets Water Damaged?
In case you had a shower or went swimming with your Whoop Strap on and on coming out to the shower or swimming pool the tracker went silent consider contacting the Whoop customer support or an authorized professional to check and repair the fitness tracker.
Should I take My Whoop Off when in the Shower?
There is definitely no harm in having your Whoop Strap in the Shower unless you don’t want to get it wet. Whoop Straps are water resistant and since they can survive shallow immersion they will be no harm in wearing them in the Shower.