Project Description

delivering 24/7 digital fitness

& health INSIGHTS

WHOOP brings on NuCurrent to upgrade its next-generation wearable technology

The world’s best performing qi charger

The first product to come out of NuCurrent and PopSockets’ Innovation Partnership sets a new standard in the Wireless Power Consortium.

The World’s best
performing Qi Charger

The first product to come out of NuCurrent and PopSockets’ Innovation Partnership
sets a new standard in the Wireless Power Consortium.

Delivering 24/7 digital fitness & Health Insights

WHOOP brings on NuCurrent to upgrade its next-generation wearable technology

Challenge

Amongst a crowded wearables market that’s dominated by the world’s biggest tech companies, WHOOP has become a widely popular digital fitness and health coaching platform. Through their wearable technology, a detailed understanding of a user’s physical performance is provided by collecting physiological data 24/7.

In the previous hardware release (WHOOP 3.0), custom copper connectors were used on the wearable battery pack. For the recently launched WHOOP 4.0, the company worked with NuCurrent to eliminate those connectors entirely and upgrade the charging experience.

Solution

For this project, NuCurrent developed a custom NFC Wireless Charging solution that addresses WHOOP 4.0’s requirements for wireless charging and over-the-air uART, allowing for a continuous feed of biometric and performance data flowing from WHOOP members. Through NuCurrent’s NuEva NFC Development Platform, NuCurrent developed a solution that delivers 1.2W of power received, 424 kbps and 115.2 kbps 8/n/1 uART. This is a first-of-its-kind solution that replaces a wired connection. Additionally, this solution utilizes the NFC Forum Global Wireless Charging Specification, but delivers 2.4x more power and 8x faster data rates compared to other NFC Charging devices.

WHOOP 4.0 + BATTERY PACK 
POWER:
1.2W
SOLUTION TYPE:
NFC WIRELESS CHARGING

Results

WHOOP 4.0 launched in September 2021 at the company’s UNLOCKED event, garnering attention from outlets including New York Times, Tom’s Guide, WIRED, and even crashing the website due to mass influx of visitors. WHOOP 4.0 is rolling out to subscription members, and has become be highest-power NFC charging solution with bi-directional communication via uART.

8x

FASTER DATA RATES

8x

FASTER DATA RATES

8x

FASTER DATA RATES

Check out the WHOOP products Powered by NuCurrent at WHOOP.com

whoop wireless charger

Check out the WHOOP products Powered by NuCurrent at WHOOP.com

wireless charging technology

Ready to discuss a premium wireless
charging experience
for your product?

Ready to discuss a premium wireless charging experience for your product?

Ready to discuss a premium wireless charging experience for your product?