Chris Coghlan is a big fan of the Whoop Strap.
Chris Coghlan is a big fan of the Whoop Strap.

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If we had to pick a walk-out song to the new Major League Baseball-approved wearable the Whoop Strap, we’d go with “Whoomp! (There It Is)” by Tag Team because close enough.

The tracker will be one of the few biometric devices allowed on the field during games in the upcoming 2017 season.

The Whoop Strap is used to record and measure sleep, recovery and strain, and can be worn day and night. It also can store up to 100 megabytes of data. MLB and teams aren’t going to force anyone to wear the device, but it’s officially now an option for players, according to ESPN.

The agreement comes after two pro basketball players were found wearing the Whoop Strap without permission during games. Unlike Major League Baseball, the NBA has not approved the device. 

The wrist tracker’s fans include Chicago Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan and basketball star Kyle Lowry, at least according to testimonials on the website. 

If you’re trying to get your own Whoop Strap, an iPhone-friendly version is available for $500. The pros will be wearing a $1,200 version of the band, according to Engadget. 

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