What's up with Virat Kohli's Brown Band? Cricket World Cup Mystery revealed

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What's up with Virat Kohli's Brown Band? Cricket World Cup Mystery revealed (Image: espncricinfo.com)
What's up with Virat Kohli's Brown Band? Cricket World Cup Mystery revealed (Image: espncricinfo.com)

Delhi : At the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, during India's 2023 summit match against Australia, Virat Kohli became the fourth batter from India to reach fifty runs in an ODI World Cup final.

In 56 balls, he scored his half-century, his fifth straight score above 50 and his ninth of the competition.

However, a lot of people appear to have noticed something intriguing about Kohli: the brown band he was wearing, which many mistakenly believed to be the Apple Watch Ultra. It turns out that this is just another fitness wearable band from Whoop, a company that has not yet made an official debut in India.

Pro players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant, among many others, have taken a like to the Whoop band because of these two characteristics. Sportspeople have obviously been drawn to the unprecedented feature of not needing to charge a gadget, especially because they may wear it around the clock to monitor various metrics and fitness levels. While other athletes and sportsperson have recently been seen using the fitness band, Kohli is a marketer's dream—especially because the product isn't officially accessible in a market where young people are drawn to it. What is the Whoop and this unique band, how does it vary from the multitude of bands that are currently out there, and what is the price?

The first-generation Whoop tracker was released back in 2015, so whoop has really been around for a long. The business has since released many iterations; the most recent, known as the Whoop 4.0, was released in 2021. The Whoop tracker's lack of a screen is the first thing you notice about it, and what's even great about it is that you can charge it without taking the band off your wrist.

Whoop functions via an app that is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones. You may monitor your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and movement with its assistance. According to the manufacturer, you may wear the wearable on any area of your body and it is not simply restricted to your wrist. The majority of you may argue that Whoop competes with companies like Garmin due to its health-focused offering, but Apple Watch is a strong contender as well—even without a screen—making the app the preferred method of accessing the data collected by the Whoop band. It is also uniquely priced, offering coach service for a certain membership amount.

However, what is the Whoop band's battery life? According to the Whoop officials, the battery should last for around three days. After that, all you have to do is plug in this cube-shaped gadget, which charges the band, saving you from having to take it off.