My Experience of Halo vs. Whoop
Here we go, real quick, real simple overview. Not going to get into cost or individual features of each (you can find that all over the web), this is more of a comparison between the two. I used Whoop for about 8 months and Halo as you all know is still invite only, I've had that for a week.
Someone had posted a review of the two on YouTube and it drove me nuts because the guy didn't even have a Halo band and was just comparing off of features. He was incorrect in a few points.
- Sleep Tracking - The halo band does auto-detect sleep same as Whoop. It does not provide HRV which then gives you a recovery score like Whoop. It does categorize the different stages of sleep and gives you a sleep score at the beginning of the next day. Halo does have a bunch of partnerships that give you access to meditation and mindfulness classes and tips so for the person who's looking to cut out bad habits, it's a good fit. I found that the Whoop app drove me nuts when it came to sleep and recovery and it's the primary reason I dropped it. Waking up and looking at my recovery score drove me nuts. I struggle with deep sleep and this became a mind **** in the long run with Whoop. If you like tons of data, go Whoop. If you don't need all that data, go Halo.
- Activity Tracking - Both the Halo Band and Whoop Band can auto track activity. Halo does not auto detect what type of activity you did but it does a good job of knowing when your heart rate is higher than usual. The point system they use is far more simpler than Whoop. 150 activity points a week is considered healthy with 300 being very active on Halo. I'm at about 200 on my third day into the week. As of right now there is no way to share your activity on Halo (as far as I know) but that will probably change at some point. Whoop you can join teams and track as a community although I was never a fan of how they had it setup. If you're a pro athlete, or a health nut, Whoop is gonna be for you. Halo is good for the average fitness enthusiast and general consumers who are looking to slowly work their way into a healthy lifestyle.
- Body Scanning - This is on Halo right now and it's one of the things that got my interest. I know the bodyfat measurement scales in the market are very inaccurate so I didn't even bother getting one of those. I did do a Dexa scan earlier this year and in comparison to where I should be since then, the Halo seems to be somewhat accurate. I did the scan 3 times (deleted, then tried again) and the percentage point was within 2% each time. Next Sunday I'll be doing another scan and that will be after some close monitoring of my meals and diligently working out so I'll be curious to what the results will be. I'll also do another Dexa scan in November and will compare it to what I find on the Halo app. This is TBD. Whoop does not track this data.
- Tone of Voice - So this is kind of an LOL, but I work in sales and have been remote for over 2.5 years at my current company and do a lot of zoom meetings and phone calls regularly, working on negotiating contracts in the millions. The voice thing does drain the battery much more quickly, but it does have a live feature that allows you to check yourself and your tone of voice. I did find that it does pick up other peoples voices sometimes so I'm sure some software updates and modifications to the algorithms will help over time, but this is just one of those things that you can either use or absolutely have no use for. I found it interesting, but have it shut off after several days of use.
- Misc. - Battery lasted longer on my Whoop when I originally bought it ,although towards the 8th month I did have to charge it daily. Charging is easier on the Whoop in my opinion because you didn't have to take your band off but there was this extra battery you have to lug around and make sure you didn't lose. Halo has this clamp that you put your band into and you have to double check to make sure you've aligned the strap to the charger properly. Whoop band was more comfortable but Halo band comes on and off easier. I feel less guilty if I go a day or two without the Halo band on but the data from Whoop just had a way of getting under my skin (beyond me just trying to be a fat ass). Again it's a personal thing and maybe it motivates other.
TL;DR If you love data and are a professional or amateur athlete, then it's Whoop Strap all the way. You can't deny that they've done some serious research and have a great product. If you're an average consumer or general fitness enthusiast who wants to get healthier or start building healthy habits, Halo Band is for you. Much easier to use, less invasive with it's data (minus the voice piece) and they offer a lot of classes and courses through their partners.
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Issues with the Pure Air Scooter from an employee.
As an employee for this company, I'd like to highlight some of the concerns about this scooter. Firstly, the scooter is very new to the market and so issues and bugs may be a concern. The more pressing matter for me is the quality of the manufacturing, It seems that the Chinese supplier that manufactures the scooter had a bad batch that was too large to not sell. Essentially if you remove the two bolts on either side of the headset you can see that there are multiple holes drilled into the headset tube. I personally don't think that is anything more than an aesthetically displeasing issue but may highlight quality concerns.
Another issue seems to be that with the £400 Pure Air the clamp used for the folding mechanism has a tendency to fail and can cause injury. The issue is that this was identified weeks after they went for up for sale in the UK. The ones sold now are replaced by the shop staff at the store level however no effort has been made to contact previous customers for a recall or I suspect web order sales are sold as is.
Another issue is that the software as of today cannot handle being changed from KMH to MPH in some cases this straight up bricks the scooter although they are working on that issue.
There are more prevalent issues at the management level but I'll keep it to the scooter.
Hope this helps.
submitted by WellFargooon