A trip to Valley of Fire state park brought some more strenuous hikes and a max heart rate of 152.
Now in Las Vegas, my WHOOP recognized that I had changed time zones and adjusted all my previously recorded data accordingly. Our first stop of the trip was Red Rock Canyon, which was full of fun walks and hikes. I decided this would be the perfect time to try out the WHOOP activity tracking feature.
There are two ways to track activity: automatically or manually. After 15 minutes of continuous elevated heart rate or a strain of 8 or higher, WHOOP automatically tracks and logs your data. If your activity is not detected, or you happen to lose service, you can add it to your activity log in the app after the fact. I happened to not have any service in the park, but my WHOOP stored the data (which it does for up to 3 days) and synced once I regained service.
When logging your activities in the app, you can choose between different categories like strain (with activities including golf, kayaking, and swimming), recovery (such as taking an ice bath and meditating) and sleep (either a full night or a nap). Just input your start and end times and all your data will appear. You can view a graph with your heart rate and stats including calories burned, average heart rate, max heart rate, and duration. WHOOP will also provide insights about each activity like how long you spent in a certain heart rate zone.
You can wear your WHOOP in any weather, in the sauna, in the pool, and in any body of water up to 10 meters. With the WHOOP 4.0, the battery pack is also water-resistant at depths up to one meter for two hours – so no need to worry if you forget to take it off in the shower, while doing dishes, or during intense workouts.
Also, if you manually press start on an activity like walking or running, you’ll get a fun map that tracks your route through the GPS in your phone.