If you are a fitness freak like us, then we are sure you love your Whoop band as much as your weekly sauna sessions.
We certainly are obsessed with both of them, and this obsession of ours has led us to wonder whether we can wear our Whoop Band inside a sauna room. If you have a similar question, this article is for you.
According to a tweet on Whoop’s Twitter account in October 2019, it is possible to take your Whoop Band inside a sauna. However, you must ensure that the temperature inside your sauna room does not exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beyond that, it can harm your Whoop band; therefore, you are not advised to operate at such high temperatures. Before we get into the details of wearing a Whoop Band inside the sauna, let us first talk about what a Whoop Band is?
What is a Whoop Band?
First introduced in early 2015, The Whoop Band is a wearable fitness tracker designed for all those who prioritize their health and fitness above all.
This device monitors your sleep, recovery, and daily effort. It offers recommendations on improving your health by analyzing your daily data, such as your oxygen level, body temperature, resting heart rate, and HRV. Thus, this is not only a fitness tracking app but also a fitness coaching app.
Can You Wear Whoop In Sauna?
Unsurprisingly, saunas operate at extremely high temperatures that can harm most devices, including mobile phones and kindles. In addition to this, humidity levels are also extremely high in a traditional sauna as they use steam to heat the room. So how does a Whoop band withstand these harsh conditions?
Whoop Band is Resistant to Heat
As mentioned above, it was revealed through a tweet in 2019 that Whoop is heat resistant and can safely withstand temperatures as high as 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Beyond that, it stops functioning correctly.
At that time, Whoop 3.0 band was the latest model. In 2022, we now have an upgraded model, Whoop 4.0. With new upgrades, we are sure this can withstand heat better than the previous models.
Nonetheless, as a precautionary measure, you must ensure that the temperature inside the sauna does not exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whoop is Water Resistant.
For any device to be suitable for a sauna, it must be water resistant. Traditional saunas use steam to heat the room, which results in humidity inside the room that can harm most electronic devices.
However, for Whoop, the high-level moisture is not an issue as its battery packs are IP-68 water resistant. A device with this water resistance rating can withstand high humidity levels.
Thus, Whoop’s resistance to heat and water are two qualities that make it suitable for use inside a sauna.
Can You Wear Whoop Band Inside an Infrared Sauna?
In recent times, infrared saunas are becoming more popular than traditional saunas. They have become a common feature in most gyms across the United States and other parts of the world.
Even portable infrared saunas are available in the market to set up in your homes. However, the question is whether it is safe to wear a Whoop Band inside an infrared sauna?
Infrared Saunas are pretty similar to traditional saunas. The only significant difference is that they use infrared rays that penetrate your body and raise your body temperature, whereas conventional saunas use steam.
In addition, the average temperature inside an infrared sauna is less than that of a traditional sauna. The temperature inside most infrared saunas ranges from 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Thus, with the absence of steam and the infrared sauna operating at a lower temperature than traditional saunas, the Whoop band is more suitable to use in infrared saunas than in traditional ones.
What Impact Does Sauna Have on Whoop?
As mentioned earlier, Whoop keeps track of your health by measuring your strain, sleep, and recovery daily. It uses these measurements to analyze your health and suggest ways for improvement.
Regular Sauna sessions have a significant impact on these measurements. As a result of your metabolic rate increase, you may see a rise in the calories expended, and improvement in your sleep as saunas encourage sleep.
In addition to this, due to the numerous health benefits of sauna, your recovery metrics may also improve significantly.
Can You Wear a Smart Watch Inside a Sauna?
If you can wear your Whoop band inside a sauna, you can also wear your smartwatches. Right? Smartwatch is a fitness band that keeps track of your health and fitness.
While it may seem like a Whoop band and a Smartwatch are much alike, this is not the case. They are entirely different, and one significant difference is that you can wear a Whoop Band inside a sauna, but you can not take your Smartwatch inside the sauna room.
Despite most smartwatches being rated IP68, they tend to lose their resistance to water at extremely high temperatures. The optimum temperature for smartwatches ranges from 32 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beyond that, the Smartwatch gets overheated and loses its resistance to water. At 113 degrees Fahrenheit, most smartwatches shut down automatically.
The watch may also burn your skin as it is made of metal which can heat up quickly at very high temperatures. You are advised to remove all your metal jewellery before entering the sauna.
In addition, most smartwatches are rated MIL-STD-810G, which guarantees military-grade durability, but this is also not enough to safely use your Smartwatch inside the sauna.
Like the sauna, a Whoop Band is also one of the favourites of health and fitness freaks. This band tracks your daily health, analyzes it, and recommends how to improve it.
What is most attractive about these bands is that you can safely wear them inside the sauna because they are water and heat-resistant.
However, in traditional saunas, you must ensure that the temperature does not exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
In addition, another thing to keep in mind is that you must not confuse smartwatches with Whoop Bands.
While wearing Whoop bands in a sauna is okay, wearing a smartwatch in a sauna is not the same. These watches can get seriously damaged in the heat and can even burn your skin.
Thus, before taking any device inside the sauna, you must first confirm if it is safe to take it. The harsh conditions of the sauna can cause grave damage to devices that are not water and heat-resistant.
Hi People! My name is Monica Khemsurov, and I am the founder of SaunaSavant. I am Finnish, a professional swimmer, and a lifelong sauna & spa enthusiast. In this blog, I will share my insights, suggestions, and recommendations on everything related to saunas and indoor living. Please let me know (through the contact box) if you have any feedback. Cheers!