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Golf Magazine’s July edition featured new technology.  One that caught my eye was a wrist ban tour pros were wearing to help their body recovery.  Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy are wearing.

The website states, “The WHOOP Strap 3.0 collects physiological data 24/7 to provide the most accurate and granular understanding of your body. It’s lightweight, waterproof, and features the new and improved 5-day battery life and BLE connect. Access to Daily Analytics Optimize the way you recover, train, and sleep with daily reporting on mobile and desktop apps.

Here is why the “membership” at $30 is a complete waste of money.

First, all you learn is that you need more sleep.  Second, changing the strap to a custom one you might have ordered is an ordeal.  Third, the battery only lasts five days and needs to be recharged.  In trying to charge it, it was a long and frustrating process.  Fourth, customer service is atrocious.  I have been trying to return the Whoops band for 30 days without a response from the company.  In frustration, I called VISA and canceled the purchase. Finally, Whoops responded and stated they needed my physical address to email me a label.  My address was contained in the email requesting to return it.  Did I tell you service was bad?

My recommendation.  Buy a Fitbit!  It has the same data and while it needs to be recharged every five or so days, it also provides you with a watch that I find useful.

 

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