This smartwatch now lets women monitor their menstrual cycle

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May 8, 2018
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Fitbit has launched two important features for its smartwatch OS: menstrual cycle tracking and Quick Replies. The feature updates are rolling out to users this week.

According to a recent Fitbit survey, 80 percent of women don’t know how many phases are in the menstrual cycle and more than 70 percent of women are unable to correctly identify the average length of a cycle.

The feature has started to roll out on the company’s iOS and Windows apps which will let the female users track their menstrual cycle, recording symptoms and comparing to your previous cycles. The feature will be enabled by having the female’s data in the same place as the rest of your fitness information, you can get a more efficient view of your health and fitness patterns. The feature is available for both of the company’s first two smartwatches, the Versa and Ionic, making it possible to predict a period and keep track of fertility windows.

Another exciting offering from Fitbit is the “Quick Replies feature”. After the company was initially criticized for producing a smartwatch that was too large for many wrists. On the other hand, this “Quick replies” feature lets you get back to friends and family when your hands are occupied or you’re otherwise in a pinch. This offering is currently available on Android devices. The default replies in the form of messages are:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Sounds good!
  • Can’t talk now, will reply later
  • What’s up?

Now, you can customize the replies of messages up to 60 characters, including a few emoji. It works for text messages, as well as some messaging apps including Facebook and WhatsApp.

Ladies, you must be excited about these new updates. Are you? Let us know in the comment section.

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