On-demand, Personalized Health and Fitness Coaching App Launches

WHOOP, the human performance company, has launched WHOOP Coach – an advanced generative AI feature –"that promises to revolutionize the wearables market," according to the company.

Here's how the company is describing its new product:

WHOOP Coach takes an in-depth knowledge of a WHOOP member’s goals, their unique biometric data, and the latest performance science and generates highly individualized, conversational responses to their health and fitness questions – all within seconds. WHOOP has long leveraged the power of machine learning to help members better synthesize and understand their data. Now with GPT-4, OpenAI’s most advanced generative AI system, WHOOP Coach is a revolutionary step forward in offering the most personalized on-demand health and fitness coaching available on the market today.

“There’s been a lot of hype about the promise of AI,” said Will Ahmed, Founder & CEO of WHOOP in a prepared statement. "With the launch of WHOOP Coach, we’re now offering on-demand, personalized health and fitness coaching. This is the first of its kind and it will transform our members’ relationship with their data.”

Executives say that WHOOP Coach was developed to "reimagine" how members receive recommendations and guidance on their health and fitness. WHOOP Coach takes proprietary WHOOP algorithms, a custom-built machine learning model, the latest in performance science and research, and a member’s unique biometric data to identify patterns and connections in their WHOOP Recovery, Strain, Sleep, Health, and Stress data. Using OpenAI’s deep learning technology, WHOOP Coach can then produce responses to each member’s health and fitness questions instantly in over 50 different languages.

"Integrating AI into the health and personal performance space can enable even more value from wearable technology,” said Brad Lightcap, COO of OpenAI (and long-time WHOOP member). “WHOOP Coach is an exciting application of GPT-4, and we’re eager to learn from WHOOP members on how our models are helping to unlock human performance."

WHOOP Coach is being touted as the only resource of its kind to offer distinct and unique responses based on a member’s individual data. The more data a member shares on WHOOP, the more effective and pointed WHOOP Coach becomes. Members who track over 140 custom behaviors in their WHOOP Journal – from diet to medication – can unlock highly individualized insights to see how those behaviors affect their physiological metrics.

WHOOP Coach is now available in the WHOOP app. If members prefer to not use the feature, they can turn off WHOOP Coach under “Settings” within the WHOOP app.