Fitbit female health tracking goes live as healthcare apps start rolling out

Fitbit female health tracking goes live as healthcare apps start rolling out

Should you be prompt in recording cycles and symptoms, the Fitbit app will be able to provide better predictions and enhanced insights over time for your cycles.

Built using Fitbit's software development kit, the apps and clock faces will give users new options to improve wellness and help manage health related conditions.

That new data includes menstrual tracking, which was apparently one of the most requested features by Fitbit users. Previously, users were unable to respond to text messages, or messages from services such was WhatsApp and Facebook. Add that together with the fact that Fitbit already has 25.4 million active users, and there's great potential for this to have a huge impact on feminine medical research. Fitbit's analyses this data to predict where you are in your menstrual cycle and when the next one is coming.

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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!"

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. Fitbit also upped the customization ante by giving wearers the ability to fully customize the smartwatch, offering a variety of apps like Starbucks, Strava, and Flipboard, as well as a number of custom clock faces - the brand says there's already over 550 apps and clock faces now available. The Versa even offers fitness guidance via Fitbit Coach and allows for swim tracking, boasting a water-resistance up to 50 meters. In addition to logging your cycle in the app, the Versa and Ionic will also display cycle information and alerts on the watch interface.

Both iOS and Windows app owners will be able to use the feature, which will come to Android later on. Users with Android apps will get the feature in a few weeks. 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.

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