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WHOOP has announced the introduction of WHOOP Coach, a generative AI feature said to provide users with recommendations and guidance on their health and fitness.
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The feature uses ChatGPT-4, the AI-language model created by OpenAI, to generate individualised and conversational responses to your health and fitness questions, according to WHOOP.
The update is said to turn the WHOOP fitness and well-being system, used by the likes of Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert, into a “powerful new coaching experience” that “goes beyond surface-level insights”.
Founded in 2012, WHOOP captures data on your physical condition via a wearable band that records your heart rate and blood oxygenation along with other metrics, such as heart-rate variability and sleep quality, to help maintain or improve fitness.
Using ChatGPT-4, WHOOP says you can now ask your wearable device any questions through the company’s app.
“With the launch of WHOOP Coach, we’re now offering on-demand, personalised health and fitness coaching. This is the first of its kind and it will transform our members’ relationship with their data,” says founder and CEO of WHOOP Will Ahmed.
WHOOP Coach is said to take WHOOP’s algorithm, custom-built machine learning model, performance science and research, and your biometric data, to identify patterns and connections across recovery, strain, sleep, health and stress data.
It can then use this information to answer your health and fitness questions via ChatGPT-4 in more than 50 languages “all within seconds”.
WHOOP says the more data you share, the more effective WHOOP Coach will be.
You can track more than 140 behaviours in WHOOP’s journal – from diet to medication – to unlock “highly individualised insights”.
What else can WHOOP Coach do?
WHOOP Coach is said to go beyond basic insights, providing you with answers to more complex training questions as well as general guidance on training and the platform.
WHOOP says you can ask WHOOP Coach to provide training plans and recommendations, including routines and recipe suggestions. It will provide answers to questions such as how to train for a 24-minute 5km run or how to maintain fitness with a newborn baby, according to the brand.
The feature will find answers to questions such as “Why am I so tired?” or “Am I getting sick?” by sifting through data to identify why you might be feeling the way you are, according to WHOOP.
It will also provide answers to general questions to do with training, giving guidance on heart-rate variability and training zones.
Finally, WHOOP says the update will help provide comparisons with other people, giving the example of how you sleep compared to people your age.
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Away from training and health, the ChatGPT-4 functionality will help answer questions to do with your WHOOP band itself and your membership or account.