PGA Tour procures smart bands to detect coronavirus symptoms in golfers


The PGA Tour is giving WHOOP straps ot more than 1,000 employees, staff and players at upcoming events to help detect possible signs of COVID-19

Source: Whoop

PGA Tour golfer Nick Watney said it was his wearable fitness tracker that first alerted him that he may have coronavirus.

Watney has worn his Whoop fitness tracker for more than a year now. On a Friday morning before the RBC Heritage event, he noticed his respiratory rate had spiked from Whoop’s app. Despite not feeling any of the physical symptoms associated with Covid-19, Watney decided to get tested.

“This alerted me to ask the PGA Tour for a test even though I didn’t have any other symptoms, and I unfortunately tested positive. I’m…


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