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Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking

Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking Fitbit female health tracking goes live as healthcare apps start rolling out
Sherry Houston | 08 May, 2018, 02:18

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. Android phone owners, you'll have to hold on until later in the month before you can get access.

Women's health tracking allows female Fitbit users to log their menstrual cycles, record symptoms and compare between different cycles.

It'll also offer an insight into the fertile window for couples hoping to get pregnant, or avoid doing so. Fitbit's analyses this data to predict where you are in your menstrual cycle and when the next one is coming. This doesn't just include things like start and end dates, but also items like how your cycle might affect your sleep or activity levels. For instance, it could recommend more sleep in the coming week because a bad period is on the way, or suggest easier ways to exercise if you're feeling too exhausted.

Fitbit announced that it is adding a new feature to help women track menstrual cycles called female health tracking. You can respond to previously received messages too, by pulling down your notification shade and tapping on a message.

On top of this news, Fitbit is also rolling out quick replies on Android, which will be compatible with Android's messaging app as well as other third-party apps like Messenger and WhatsApp. So if you aren't great with words or you find it quicker to say it with a yellow face, you can use the likes of love struck face, smiley face, crying with laughter face, winky face, heart icon, sad face, crying face, thinking face and the running emoji instead. Tracking will be available on-device for the Versa and Ionic, and right within the Fitbit app for everyone. The Fitbit Versa and Ionic are two solid fitness watches that ...

"Smartwatches provide a powerful platform to deliver important health tools that help our users manage conditions more conveniently than ever before", Fitbit CEO James Park said in a statement. New incoming additions built using Fitbit's SDK include Dexcom, Diplomat Pharmacy, Fitabase, Go365 by Humana, Limeade, One Drop, Sickweather, and Walgreens.

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