How to Update WHOOP Firmware (Step-By-Step 2023)

by | Sep 10, 2023

The WHOOP Strap has become an essential part of many people’s fitness journey, including mine.

With the continuous updates that WHOOP releases, it’s important to keep your device up-to-date for the best experience.

In this article, I’ll walk you through how to update WHOOP, to keep you up to speed on the latest security updates and features.

Let’s get right to it.

How to Update WHOOP Firmware

Updating your WHOOP Strap’s firmware is super easy to do. It can be done through the WHOOP app, and the process is the same regardless of whether you’re using an Android or iOS device.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open the WHOOP mobile app on your smartphone.
  2. Select “More” on the bottom right.
  3. Tap “Device Settings“.
  4. Tap “Advanced“.
  5. Select “Firmware Check“.
  6. If there is an update available, select “Update Now“, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Why Is My WHOOP Not Updating?

Your WHOOP may not be updating for several reasons such as a poor internet connection, an outdated WHOOP app, or a simple software glitch. Here are some ways to solve this issue:

Check Internet Connection

The first thing to do is to make sure you have a stable internet connection. But it is 2023, so chances of this being the case is unlikely.

Reboot WHOOP Strap

Sometimes, turning it off and back on again is all it takes. Check our our guide on how to restart your WHOOP strap, or just follow these steps:
  1. Open the WHOOP app.
  2. On the bottom pane, select “More”.
  3. Choose “Device Settings“.
  4. Tap “Advanced“. It is in small letters beneath the name of your WHOOP.
  5. Scroll down and select “Reboot Device“.
  6. A screen will pop up asking you to confirm. Select “Reboot“.

Can You Update WHOOP Without the App?

The short answer is no, you cannot update your WHOOP Strap without the official WHOOP app.

Since a WHOOP doesn’t have a screen, the app acts as an interface between the device and the servers that push out updates.

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Ken Lynch

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Ken is a Technologist, Data Analyst in the Healthcare industry, and the owner and sole contributor to The Wearable Guy.

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