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

Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking

According to Fitbit, "Female health tracking will automatically be a default tile for all adult users who identify themselves as female in the Fitbit app". It seems that we have a little longer to wait before these features go live, but Fitbit gave us some in-depth details today. Quick replies on Android is now rolling out to Ionic and Versa users. The offering is a nice addition to Fitbit's overall health tracking, after the company was initially criticized for producing a smartwatch that was too large for many wrists (to the exclusion of a lot of potential female users). 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.

Quick replies let Android users choose from five pre-populated responses. Fitbit says it will push the feature to Android users later this month.

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. Previously, users were unable to respond to text messages, or messages from services such was WhatsApp and Facebook. There, you can see where you are in your cycle, when your next period is expected and check your estimated fertile windows. In the future, Fitbit hopes to use all this menstrual data to offer insights about how sleep and exercise impact your period and vice versa. The Fitbit Versa and Ionic are two solid fitness watches that ... There's also an indicator for the predicted ovulation date.

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"Smartwatches provide a powerful platform to deliver important health tools that help our users manage conditions more conveniently than ever before", Fitbit CEO James Park said in a statement.

To unleash the new features, users must first update to the latest version of the app from their phone. 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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