Sleep Trackers and Wearables

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    John Surgant
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    Hello, as we all want to optimize recovery, I’m looking into getting a wearable sleep tracker like Whoop or Oura Ring. Anyone have thoughts on this?

    I’m curious which ones have the most relative data for us bodybuilders. Accuracy is important too. And if it can track heart rate I bet that comes in useful when doing cardio. Besides that is there anything else that would be useful to track? Different wearables track different things so if there’s one that stands out as particularly useful for athletes like us please let me know!

    #230487

    Hello John,

    Check out:
    “The quantified scientist”
    On youtube, he is great and compare all the different trackers and techs, he did loop band , oura ring, Fitbit, withing….
    He is very methodical in his reviews and comparisons and it will help you make a decision,
    I am personally using a withing sleep,
    It s a sensor you put underneath your mattress but I also have an Apple Watch but I like to be tech free while I sleep so I don’t wear it,
    The oura ring is the thing I am thinking going to next for the sleep only

    Hope that was helpful

    #230687
    BryceBahm
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    I actually use a Garmin forerunner watch to track most of my bio metrics

    #230858
    Adam Matty
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    I have the Oura ring. It’s neat. But it takes a lot of work to figure out why you may be getting poor sleep. I sync it to the health app. Use the Apple Watch in conjunction. Can use diet apps that also all link up. You can use scales that measure body fat water etc. all one cohesive system and get some general ideas. I noticed my work out time ruins my sleep. Caffeine consumption too late in the day ruins it. Still playing with it.

    #231152
    Joshua Kapi
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    I find whoop is very effective and thorough with the data results.

    #232003
    John Surgant
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    I have the Oura ring. It’s neat. But it takes a lot of work to figure out why you may be getting poor sleep. I sync it to the health app. Use the Apple Watch in conjunction. Can use diet apps that also all link up. You can use scales that measure body fat water etc. all one cohesive system and get some general ideas. I noticed my work out time ruins my sleep. Caffeine consumption too late in the day ruins it. Still playing with it.

    Does it still allow you to lift? I thought maybe gripping a barbell with a lot of weight could damage the ring but I haven’t heard anything about that

    #232004
    John Surgant
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    Right on, thanks fellas! Looks like there’s a few out there to try

    #233726
    Adam Matty
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    I take it off for workouts. Just use the Apple Watch for that data. That Apple Watch data links together to work as a cohesive system therefore giving a better picture of output in the day. Some devices are better at each thing. I feel the Oura ring adds value if you’re taking the time to play with diet , caffeine consumption, workout time. I can tell you I would normally workout at 7pm and that would mess my sleep up badly. Might just be me. But it has helped me some

    #233727
    Adam Matty
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    I look at all the data as relative data. I don’t know how accurate things really are but if something is improving relative to what it was I’ll take it as a win. Same with something going the wrong way.

    #263583
    Iain McCallum
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    I’ve got a whoop 4.0. It’s great because you don’t have to take it off, it can charge on your wrist so the data it collects is constant. You have to consider all these monitors are very CV based so your strain and calories etc will often be lower than how you feel once you factor in muscle strain etc. Its great for tracking sleep and the recovery scores it gives you really do indicate if you’re ready for a extra push in your session for that day. The last time I was in the 90% recovery zone I hit big increases in my weights for a couple different movements. You’ll be waiting a while to get one at the moment as they have a back log due to the Rona slowing productions

    #263929
    ZR
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    I have an oura. Only use it for step tracking and I do like the heart rate tracking while sleeping. So I can keep an eye if it is trending up when pushing body weight up, so more from a health perspective.

    Only 2 uses for me.

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