Good morning. I have a St Jude dual chamber pacemaker (installed in 2018) to help me cope with consequences of heart block (likely arising from His-Purkinje Disease). I'm 68 and an avid cyclist (4000+ miles/yr). Recently, I've been struggling with upper limits on my heart rate that won't allow me to ride as hard as I'd like. I've been using a Wahoo optical heart rate monitor that has been recording heart rates much (2-3 times) higher than my carotid pulse. I've been considering a subscription to a Whoop monitor, but I'm reluctant to follow through if it too is as (apparently) as inaccurate as the Wahoo (given that it uses the same(?) technology to monitor heart rate).
If anyone has insights into Whoop accuracy (and/or why the Wahoo is giving such apparently inaccurate heart rates) I sure would appreciate reading what you have to say.
Cheers - Paul
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At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!