Fitbit's female health tracking goes live as its wearables get smarter

  • Fitbit's female health tracking goes live as its wearables get smarter

Fitbit's female health tracking goes live as its wearables get smarter

Fitbit announced its new female health tracking feature alongside the Versa at an event back in March.

While Android users may not be getting female health tracking in the Fitbit app until later this month, they are getting their own platform-specific feature. We know that Fitbit has been making a concerted push into serious health tracking and the addition of eight new healthcare apps to its Fitbit Gallery app store proves that it's not wasting any time in turning its wearables into health monitoring devices.

In a blog post Fitbit added: "Track where you are in your cycle, view when your period is expected and see your upcoming estimated fertile window in the new Fitbit Today personalized health dashboard on Versa or Ionic".

The more you log your cycle, the more Fitbit will be able to determine. "With these apps and clock faces, we continue to deliver on our promise to bring important health information to the wrist", said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.

When you receive a message through WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, or any other messaging app on your watch, just click on the notification to expand it. Scroll down to the bottom, tap Reply, and you can choose from five different pre-set messages or scroll over to the emoji tab, as pictured above. There's also an indicator for the predicted ovulation date. Like the Ionic before it, the Versa still tracks fitness stats with the best of the company's lineup, offering users easy access to daily, weekly, and monthly fitness data, including logged steps, calories burned, and heart rate patterns.

"Smartwatches provide a powerful platform to deliver important health tools that help our users manage conditions more conveniently than ever before". Fitbit says that all of the apps will be live and available to download for Ionic and Versa user by summer 2018.

Update to the latest version of the Fitbit app (iOS and Android) to check out the new features. 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. The apps and clock faces that have been announced come from Dexcom, Diplomat Pharmacy Inc, Fitabase, Humana, Limeade, One Drop, Sickweather, and Walgreens.