Fitbit Adds Female Health Tracking And Quick Replies

Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking

It's probably not too late, though, and besides, both female health tracking capabilities and quick replies are coming to the affordable Versa, as well as the costlier Fitbit Ionic smartwatch, available right now at $250 after a nationwide $50 markdown.

With the new feature, all Fitbit users age 13 and older will be able to log menstrual cycles, track symptoms, and receive notifications before the period start date. The five default quick replies are fairly basic responses like "yes", "no", and "sounds good", though Fitbit users will be able to customize those once the feature launches.

As for female health tracking, the update will roll out on the Fitbit mobile app for all iOS and Windows users. Fitbit will predict your upcoming cycles using its "proprietary cycle algorithm that gets smarter and more accurate as they log their period".

Elsewhere the update also brings a number of Quick Replies to messages, but there's only five pre-written replies. Fitbit has explicitly said that it wants to attract more women to wearables.

Fitbit is trying hard to be successful in the smartwatch market and the first step towards that goal is the improvement of its software platform. The on-device experience can be used to track where users are in their cycle and see when their period is expected. The Fitbit Versa and Ionic are two solid fitness watches that ...

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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.

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".

The app will also push general information about menstrual cycles, ovulation, fertility and common misconceptions from the company's blog.

With this program, Fitbit has partnered with health care companies to deliver a variety of new apps to help users manage medical conditions - such as cancer or diabetes - and to improve wellness. 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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