Fitbit will now include menstrual cycle tracking

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  • Fitbit’s new Versa smartwatch includes women’s health tracking, adding a menstrual cycle logging to the device’s healthcare tracking. 

    Users will be able to log their periods, track ovulation, and discover patterns in their cycle.

    While this is a huge step forward, it’s still quite similar to third-party apps currently available, wherein users will have to manually log your period start and end dates, along with symptoms you experience.

    The feature will also offer cycle predictions, which improve over time, educational content and a Community feature to connect with other users.

    “According to a recent Fitbit survey, 80-percent of women did not know how many phases are in a menstrual cycle and more than 70% were unable to correctly identify the average length of a cycle, demonstrating a lack of awareness about women’s health,” the company stated in a press release. 

    “The nuances of the menstrual cycle have not been as widely studied across populations as have other areas in healthcare,” Fitbit adviser Dr. Katharine White says in the press release. “This exciting development by Fitbit could help potentially create one of the largest databases of menstrual health metrics in the world, providing healthcare and research professionals with an unprecedented ability to study menstrual cycles and women’s health with real world data.”

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