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Android users rejoice: Whoop introduces Health Connect integration

Great news for Android users! Whoop has finally released the Android Health Connect integration. This new feature, which went live on July 11th, promises to give Whoop Android members a more comprehensive and robust experience.

What is Health Connect integration?

Apple phone and Whoop integration has been around for a while now. So one can’t really blame Android users for feeling they are being treated like second class citizens. The good news is Android widgets for Whoop arrived a couple of months ago. They offer a more seamless user experience by allowing you to access important fitness data directly from your smartphone’s home screen. 

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And now we have two-way integration sync between Whoop and Health Connect. This allows for an improved perspective of health, streamlined and automatic activity reporting, and the opportunity to see activities, sleep, and recovery metrics within Whoop and Health Connect. Furthermore, it increases the accuracy of calorie calculations and enables for profile updates with body measurements.

How does it work?

The Health Connect Integration is designed to be user-friendly and straightforward, enabling Android users to make the most of their Whoop membership. The feature creates a bidirectional flow of data between Whoop and the Android software. Once another app or product has synced its activity data to Health Connect (including via Google Fit), the Whoop app will import that data.

This includes:

  • Activities
  • Calories
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Nutrition

Data exported from Whoop to Health Connect includes:

  • Cardio workouts
  • Sleep summary
  • Resting Heart Rate
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Blood Oxygen

Members can choose which types of data they want to share.

Here’s what you need to do to get things going.

Step 1: Update the Whoop app

First, Android users need to make sure they have the latest version of the Whoop app from the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Sync Whoop with Health Connect

Once the app is up-to-date, users can proceed to link their Whoop account with Health Connect. This process involves opening the Whoop app, clicking the More icon in the bottom-right corner, scrolling down to Integrations, and tapping on Health Connect.

Users then tap Set Up, followed by Allow All or select which categories they’d like to share between Whoop and Health Connect. Then tap Allow.

You can also manage the data you share with Whoop via your Health Connect app. Simply open the Android software and navigate to ‘App Permissions’. From there, select ‘Whoop’ and then choose which categories of data you’d like to share. This allows you to actively control the information shared and synced between the two platforms.

Step 3: Automatic data syncing & troubleshooting

Once the integration is set up, it will autonomously synchronise data between Whoop and Health Connect. As mentioned, this synchronisation includes activities logged, sleep tracked, and health metrics recorded, making them accessible on both platforms. Should you uninstall and reinstall the Whoop app, you’ll need to reactivate the Health Connect integration. You also have the option to delete your Whoop data from Health Connect whenever you choose.

If you’ve activated the integration but don’t see activities from other apps or devices in Whoop, you need to ensure that you’ve enabled the “read” permissions for Whoop within Health Connect. Also, make sure you’ve granted other apps the permission to “write” data to Health Connect.

If you’ve permitted sharing of Whoop data and it’s not showing up in the Health Connect app, the issue could stem from the data source priority order within the Health Connect app. You can adjust this order to make Whoop the top priority. It’s important to remember that Health Connect serves as a central hub for health data on Android, facilitating the exchange of various types of data between apps.

You can modify activities imported from Health Connect within the Whoop app for a duration of 30 days. These imported activities will not supersede activities recorded using Strain Coach. If Whoop auto-detects an activity and Health Connect imports a similar one, Whoop will switch to the imported activity if it has overlapping time bounds, a different activity type, or associated GPS data.

In instances where you manually add or modify an activity and an overlapping activity gets imported from Health Connect, Whoop will keep the details of the manually entered or edited activity. If you remove an activity in Health Connect, Whoop will not remove it. Upon activation of the integration, Whoop imports activities from the previous 30 days and creates activities from the past day.

More information about the new integration can be found on the Whoop support pages. Also make sure to check out our full hands-on review of Whoop 4.0.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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