Why Didn't My Activity Auto-Detect?

Activity Detection is a feature that identifies periods of elevated heart rate and higher-than-average movement, and logs them as Activities in the WHOOP app. Activity Detection can help identify times when you are active or working out, removing the requirement to start and stop an activity or add one after the fact.

Periods of elevated heart rate and movement may not be logged as activities if they are:

  • Under 15 minutes in length, and
  • The Strain for the resulting Activity is under an 8
  • You disabled Activity Detection in your app

Activities will be automatically logged once Activity Detection determines that your heart rate has returned to and maintained a normal level. This may take up to 20 minutes after the end of a workout or activity.

If your activity was not auto-detected and performed in the past, you can always manually log the activity by following these steps:
1. Select the activity icon on the far right of the overview screen of the WHOOP app.
2. You can then choose your activity and select a start and end time. 
You can also initiate an activity to track in real time via Strain Coach. Strain Coach can be accessed via the following steps:
1. Visit "Strain Coach" in the WHOOP menu.
2. Select the activity in the top bar, and select "Start Activity".
3. To complete an Activity, simply tap “Finish” at the top of the screen. 
You can enable or disable Strain Coach, as well as real time heart rate while you work out, by toggling it on or off. It is important that your WHOOP strap is connected to your device before you begin the activity. 

Should you need to discard an Activity, tap “Discard” at the top left of the screen after finishing the activity or sleep.

More information on logging activities can be found here: https://support.whoop.com/hc/en-us/articles/360023249473-Logging-Activities-Sleep


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