WHOOP General Wash & Care Instructions

We recommend keeping your WHOOP clean and routinely practicing the proper maintenance and care. These wash and care instructions apply to all versions of WHOOP. 


Washing and Drying

  • Hand wash only (band and sensor). NOTE: While the WHOOP 4.0 can be washed with the Fast Link™ Slider, do not wash the stainless steel metal portion
  • Hang to dry, or squeeze the band with a towel to wring out excess water. You can also keep your WHOOP off-wrist and let it air dry completely before putting it back on. NOTE: When not washing, keep your WHOOP dry. 
  • Members are encouraged to also change out the slider periodically.
  • If you wear your WHOOP in the shower: Take off your WHOOP and wash the band and sensor with soap/water. Also wash the area of your skin that touches the underside of the sensor. 
  • Maintain a clean sensor by cleaning the underbelly of the sensor regularly (ex: 2-3 times a week) with either soap or sanitizing wipes. Be sure to rinse thoroughly with water.
  • NOTE: There is a thin groove around the underside of the sensor that can quickly collect debris with normal use (see image below, where arrow is pointing to). Clean this area with a soft brush or toothpick by gently scraping the inside/edges of the groove. 


Superknit bands are made of micro-filament yarn to maximize durability and comfort. To avoid retaining moisture, we recommend washing your Superknit regularly with soap and water (after 3-4 wears), either in the shower or off-body. 

Avoiding Skin Irritation and Dryness 

  • If you experience redness or skin irritation, try wearing your WHOOP on your other arm to avoid overexposing one area. This will not affect/disrupt the accuracy of the WHOOP. 
  • If you have dry skin, consider using moisturizer on the area of skin (underneath the sensor). 
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