4. Whoop: Best for performance athletes who want simple data
This isn’t a conventional wearable. While Whoop tracks heart rate, heart-rate variability, skin temperature, and motion, the upside to Whoop is insights: You can actually understand the data and learn. Whoop sends simple prompts to your phone throughout your day, starting with how well you slept and recovered; what your body can take for a workout; when to take it easy and when to push; and when you need to get extra rest to recover from a workout.
All the information is simple to digest. Over time, Whoop teaches you what’s working, what’s not, when you need to change habits like rest and recovery, and when you can push more. If you’re already athletic and know your body well, but don’t quite know how to get to the next level, Whoop is the best option for you, hands down. ($500, getwhoop.com)Back to top