Heart Rate Broadcast

WHOOP Strap 3.0 allows you to broadcast your heart rate to devices that are Bluetooth Low Energy Heart Rate Profile compatible. As a result, you can connect 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 "Strap Settings," and ensure HR Broadcast is toggled to ON.

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

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Once HR Broadcast is enabled, the WHOOP Strap will then emit your heart rate over the BLE Heart Rate Service channel and be able to connect to a receiving device. Once you connect the receiving device to your WHOOP Strap 3.0, you no longer need to keep your phone nearby, as the Strap itself is broadcasting the heart rate signal.

Once you are finished with the broadcast and if you wish for your Heart Rate to stop being publically broadcasted, remember to toggle HR Broadcast to OFF

Note: Ensure your phone is connected to the Strap 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 is a myriad of different 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 Strap 3.0 does not broadcast an ANT+ compatible signal and will not be able to pair with these devices.

 

Peloton

  1. Ensure HR Broadcast is ON within the WHOOP app.
  2. On your Peloton account home screen, open the settings menu (three dots in the lower right corner).
  3. Select “Device Settings."
  4. Select "Bluetooth."
  5. Select your WHOOP Strap Serial Number under “Available Devices.”
  6. When you start a class, tap the heart rate monitor icon on the lower right of the welcome prompt.
  7. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled.
  8. Select your Strap Serial Number from the list of available devices. Your heart rate will be displayed in the upper left corner of the screen.

 

Concept 2 Rower, SkiErg, or BikeErg with PM5 monitor

The latest version of the WHOOP Strap 3.0 is 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
    *To ensure an optimal experience, please make sure both your WHOOP Strap'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 “Heartrate.” Ensure that no other WHOOP users nearby are also trying to pair their Strap 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 Strap Serial Number to appear and select it.
  5. Your Strap is now connected and will appear at the bottom of the “Sensors and Accessories” menu. You can connect, disconnect, or remove the Strap 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 Strap Serial Number to appear and select it.
  4. The WHOOP Strap is now paired. When you start your next workout, your heart rate will display in the top right corner of the workout window.

 

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 Strap 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 Strap 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 Strap with the receiving device.

 

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