Friday, 17 August, 2018

Fitbit quick replies and women's health tracking now available

Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking Fitbit activates female health tracking on the Versa and Ionic
Edmund Robinson | 08 May, 2018, 02:18

Fitbit is making a bunch of features it promised when it announced its Versa smartwatch a couple of months back and that includes new female health tracking features.

Fitbit announced that it is adding a new feature to help women track menstrual cycles called female health tracking.

Fitbit is not the first app to offer period tracking to women.

Enter a simple but detailed and comprehensive tool aiming to help the ladies gain a better understanding of how their body works, as well as providing "personalized insights" into how your cycle impacts your activity, sleep, weight and nutrition, and "potentially how these things can affect your cycle".

Elsewhere the update also brings a number of Quick Replies to messages, but there's only five pre-written replies.

"According to a recent Fitbit survey, 80 percent of you don't know how many phases are in menstrual cycle and more than 70 percent of you are unable to correctly identify the average length of a cycle", the company wrote on its blog in March.




The Fitbit App Gallery has over 700 apps and clock faces, as of Versa's launch. Whether you're using the stock messaging app, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, users can send off a quick reply that's a default "yes", "no", etc, or something custom and personal. In addition to logging your cycle in the app, the Versa and Ionic will also display cycle information and alerts on the watch interface.

If you're a Versa or Ionic user, you can also check to see how many days until your next period and fertility window from your wrist by swiping up from the watch face.

Women can keep tabs on their menstrual cycle on the Fitbit app or find out when their fertile window is if they're looking to get pregnant.

Update to the latest version of the Fitbit app (iOS and Android) to check out the new features.

Have at 'em, Fitbit users. Users will have access to apps like Walgreens which allows you to access the closest Walgreens pharmacy when you need to pick up a prescription, or Sickweather which is an app that scans social networks for illness around your area. Android users will have to wait until the end of the month.

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