Fitbit introduces female health tracking, Android quick responses

Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking

Fitbit has announced that two anticipated features will soon arrive for owners of either the Fitbit Versa or Fitbit Ionic.

Ironically, while quick replies are only accessible to Fitbit users connecting their wearables to Android phones, menstrual cycle supervision is rolling out to iOS and Windows apps first, expanding to Android by the end of the month.

Key among the new features is the ability for women to track their menstrual cycles, which the firm says is one of its most requested features. Fitbit's proprietary cycle algorithm gets smarter and more accurate as you consistently log your period.

You can use these for text messages and messenger apps, with notifications from your phone displayed on your wrist, and no need to hold said phone anymore to get (a few) things done on the fly.

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Elsewhere the update also brings a number of Quick Replies to messages, but there's only five pre-written replies.

During Fitbit's recent press event in New York City, the company talked extensively about the new products that it'll be highlighting this coming spring. Tracking will be available on-device for the Versa and Ionic, and right within the Fitbit app for everyone. The Versa even offers fitness guidance via Fitbit Coach and allows for swim tracking, boasting a water-resistance up to 50 meters. What's different here is being able to see that in relation to other metrics that Fitbit already tracks, like sleep, weight and activity trends. In addition to logging your cycle in the app, the Versa and Ionic will also display cycle information and alerts on the watch interface.

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.

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. It is also adding text responses for Android users. The apps and clock faces that have been announced come from Dexcom, Diplomat Pharmacy Inc, Fitabase, Humana, Limeade, One Drop, Sickweather, and Walgreens.

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