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You can broadcast your heart rate from your WHOOP to devices that are Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) compatible. As a result, you can connect to your live heart rate to your favorite BLE-compatible apps and devices, including Peloton, Wahoo computers, Concept2 ergs, Zwift, and more!

 

Setting Up Heart Rate Broadcast

To broadcast your heart rate, open the menu within the WHOOP app, navigate to Device Settings and ensure HR Broadcast is toggled to ON.

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HR Broadcast may automatically toggle OFF after a software or firmware update, so be sure to double-check that it is toggled on when trying to connect to another device.

Also, you can quickly access the HR Broadcast toggle by clicking on the status bar at the bottom of the home screen, which will bring you to Device Settings.

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Once HR Broadcast is enabled, your WHOOP will emit your heart rate over BLE and will be able to connect to a receiving device. Once you connect the receiving device to your WHOOP, you no longer need to keep your phone nearby, as the WHOOP itself is broadcasting the heart rate signal.

Once you are finished with the broadcast, or if you wish to stop broadcasting your heart rate, remember to toggle HR Broadcast to OFF. 

*Note: Ensure your phone is connected to your WHOOP before adjusting the toggle to ensure the setting takes effect.

It's important to note that this is a "real-time" stream of heart rate with no backfilling capabilities.  If you move out of Bluetooth range or experience other Bluetooth connection issues, you may be missing some data on the receiving device. This will not affect your data on your WHOOP account, which should receive all data regardless of Bluetooth connectivity issues.

 

 

How to Broadcast to Popular Devices

There are a myriad of devices and apps that support the BLE Heart Rate Profile.  We have tested many of these devices internally and have written some instructions below to broadcast to these devices.  Most pairing processes will be similar.

*Note: Most modern devices support BLE Heart Rate Profile.  However, there are a number of fitness devices that only support the ANT+ protocol.  At the current time, the WHOOP 3.0 & 4.0 do not broadcast an ANT+ compatible signal and will not be able to pair with these devices.

 

Peloton Bike/Tread

  1. Ensure HR Broadcast is ON within the WHOOP app.
  2. On your Peloton account home screen, click the WiFi logo in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Heart Rate Monitor.
  4. Under Available Devices, click Connect next to your WHOOP. 
  5. When you're about to start a class, you should see Heart Rate Monitor Connected. When you tap that, you'll see that your WHOOP is "currently connected" and ready to go.
  6. Going forward, your WHOOP should automatically connect as a Heart Rate Monitor as long as you have HR broadcast toggled ON. 

Peloton App

  1. Ensure HR Broadcast is ON within the WHOOP app.
  2. Click Record at the bottom of the app.
  3. Click the heart icon above the Start button. 
  4. Under Available Sensors, select your WHOOP.
  5. Click Done.
  6. You should now see your heart rate next to the heart icon.

Strava App

  1. Ensure HR Broadcast is ON within the WHOOP app.
  2. Click Record at the bottom of the app.
  3. Click the Heart icon above the Start button.
  4. Under Available Sensors, select your WHOOP.
  5. Click Done.
  6. You should now see your heart rate next to the heart icon.

Concept 2 Rower, SkiErg, or BikeErg with PM5 monitor

The WHOOP 3.0 & 4.0 are compatible with the following versions of the Concept2 PM5 Monitors:

  • Rower versions: 31, 169, 206, and above
  • SkiErg versions: 731, 869, 906, and above
  • BikeErg versions: 327, 356, and above
    *Note: To ensure an optimal experience, please make sure both your WHOOP's firmware and the erg's firmware are up to date. You can find information on how to update your Concept2 PM5 monitor here.
  1. Ensure HR Broadcast is ON within the WHOOP app.
  2. Press any button to turn on the Concept2’s PM5 monitor.
  3. Press the Connect button, then Connect Heart Rate.
    • Note: If Connect is not present, then choose More Options, then Connect Heart Rate. 
  4. When your WHOOP Serial Number appears in the menu, select it.

 

Zwift

  1. Ensure HR Broadcast is ON within the WHOOP app.
  2. Log in to Zwift.
  3. After the Paired Devices screen loads, locate the heart rate icon and select Search.
  4. Highlight your HR monitor on the screen and select OK.

 

Wahoo ELEMNT

  1. Ensure HR Broadcast is ON within the WHOOP app.
  2. Press the left-side button on the ELEMNT, navigate to the Add Sensor field, and click Add.
  3. Hold the Wahoo ELEMNT next to your WHOOP until the More option appears.
  4. Press Select on the HEART RATE option, which will open the list of nearby HR devices. Then, select the HEART RATE option and click Save.
  5. The Wahoo will ask you if you want to add HR data fields to pages. Click Yes.

*Note: The WHOOP will not appear with any identifying tags - it will only appear as Heart Rate. Ensure that no other WHOOP users nearby are also trying to pair their WHOOP to a Wahoo device.

 

Garmin Fenix 5

  1. Ensure HR Broadcast is ON within the WHOOP app.
  2. Open the Fenix 5's menu and scroll down to Settings.
  3. In the settings menu, select the Sensors and Accessories option.
  4. Select Add New, then Search All. Wait for your WHOOP Serial Number to appear and select it.
  5. Your WHOOP is now connected and will appear at the bottom of the Sensors and Accessories menu. You can connect, disconnect, or remove the WHOOP from here.

Trainer Road App

  1. Ensure HR Broadcast is ON within the WHOOP app.
  2. Open the Trainer Road menu and select Devices.
  3. Wait for your WHOOP Serial Number to appear and select it.
  4. The WHOOP is now paired. When you start your next workout, your heart rate will display in the top right corner of the workout window.

RunKeeper App

  1. Ensure HR Broadcast is ON within the WHOOP app.
  2. On the Me tab, click the settings gear.
  3. Click Apps, Services, and Devices.
  4. Under Manage Devices, click Devices & Hardware.
  5. Click Heart Rate Monitor.

FAQ / Troubleshooting HR Broadcast:

  1. Make sure HR Broadcast is toggled ON. Sometimes this setting will be reset after a WHOOP software or firmware update.

  2. Remove the WHOOP from the device (Zwift, Wahoo, Concept2, etc.) and any other device that it was previously connected to using the HR Broadcast feature. 

  3. Toggle HR Broadcast to OFF, making sure the WHOOP is connected to and in range of your mobile device.

  4. Toggle OFF the Bluetooth on the device you are attempting to broadcast to.

  5. Re-enable both toggles (i.e. HR Broadcast to ON in the WHOOP app + re-enable Bluetooth on the device receiving the broadcast).

  6. Attempt to re-connect the WHOOP with the receiving device.

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