Fitbit adds menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatch app

Fitbit adds menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatch app

Fitbit adds menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatch app

In March, when Fitbit announced its second smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa, the company also promised female health tracking and Android quick replies were on the way. But not everyone's getting them. With it, should you receive a message from an app such as WhatsApp or Messenger, you'll be able to respond to messages with a default or custom reply, as well as emoji.

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Female health tracking is launching today for all users in the Fitbit app on iOS and Windows - Android users will get it later this month.

Fitbit also announced new health and wellness apps that were created to help all users.

For owners of a Versa or Ionic device, there's now quick replies.

Fitbit is trying hard to be successful in the smartwatch market and the first step towards that goal is the improvement of its software platform.

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In the meantime, Google's mobile OS gets Fitbit Quick Replies this week, making it possible to send canned responses through the company's smartwatches, like "Yes", "No" and "Sounds good!" Android users will have to wait until the end of the month.

Fitbit also debuted the online simulator, a program which allows developers to build apps and clock faces specifically for the Versa and Ionic - without actually owning either device.

To unleash the new features, users must first update to the latest version of the app from their phone. But if you already use the app, it lets you view all your health data in one spot. Fitbit users that identify as female and are 13-years-old and over will automatically have access to the service, or it can manually be enabled by tapping the Edit button at the bottom of your Dashboard. In the future, Fitbit hopes to use all this menstrual data to offer insights about how sleep and exercise impact your period and vice versa.

You can register the intensity of your period, discharge consistency and other premenstrual symptoms like cramps, acne and breast tenderness.

The predicted period is represented by a pink and the fertile window is represented by blue on the calendar.

The more you log your cycle, the more Fitbit will be able to determine. But you still can't register any information from your wrists, which would've set it apart from other apps.

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