Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking

Cristina Cross
May 8, 2018

Fitbit is kicking off its week by announcing that a long-requested feature will soon be coming to its products: female health tracking.

Fitbit has introduced new apps and clock faces to help users better manage their health directly from the wrist, the company said.

You can have your five default replies no matter what notification you receive, but Fitbit allows you to go an extra mile by customizing these five replies on a per-app basis. The One Drop app (available now) will allow users to be able to sync Fitbit intraday data to their One Drop accounts to see their glucose data on their smartwatch. On May 7, Fitbit announced that it is adding female health tracking, text responses, and other new health apps.

And it gets smarter as you log. Fitbit says it takes about two cycles for the app to really get to know your cycle to make more accurate predictions. The two features are now launching, along with a handful of health partner apps and clock faces.

Elsewhere the update also brings a number of Quick Replies to messages, but there's only five pre-written replies. Previously, users were unable to respond to text messages, or messages from services such was WhatsApp and Facebook. The first Fitbit wearables were originally released in May 2013.

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.

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It'll also offer an insight into the fertile window for couples hoping to get pregnant, or avoid doing so.

All of your data in one place: View holistic data to reveal connections between your cycle and other stats in the Fitbit app, such as activity, sleep, and weight trends.

There'll also be user guidance for ovulation, fertility and tips to debunk common misconceptions.

Fitbit also announced new health and wellness apps that were created to help all users.

Update to the latest version of the Fitbit app (iOS and Android) to check out the new features. Some of the new apps include Dexcom, an app that provides glucose readings, Sickweather, an app that scans social media for indicators of illness, and Go365, an app that tracks a user's wellness and rewards them for making healthy choices.

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