Fitbit Adds Female Health Tracking And Quick Replies

Posted May 08, 2018

The feature only works if you have an Android phone (for now) and only allows users to respond with prewritten messages.

Here's everything you need to know. If you own an Ionic or Versa, you should also be able to view the new data from your smartwatch. Those interested in using Fitbit Pay, however, will have to shell out a bit more for the Fitbit Versa Special Edition, which retails for $230 and is now available for pre-order. The new, smaller Versa addressed the issue with a smaller, more versatile design. The lightest metal smartwatch in the United States, the Versa boasts an extremely thin anodized aluminum case with an angled and slightly tapered design flawless for small or large wrists. Fitbit says it will push the feature to Android users later this month. In the Community tab, Fitbit also added a section of groups for women to discuss topics like birth control, pregnancy and menopause.

The feature will be available to Android users at some point later this month. Previously, users were unable to respond to text messages, or messages from services such was WhatsApp and Facebook.

Compatible only with the Versa Special Edition is Fitbit Pay.

The new notification feature should be automatically turned on for any supported apps that send notifications to your watch.

These new apps are available on all Fitbit platforms. Fitbit has explicitly said that it wants to attract more women to wearables. The on-device experience can be used to track where users are in their cycle and see when their period is expected. Over time, the accumulated data helps create a more personalized approach to staying active, getting more sleep, or keeping organized.

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. It seems that we have a little longer to wait before these features go live, but Fitbit gave us some in-depth details today. 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. The unique accessory line will be available in the second half of 2018. Or program your own responses from the app. Fitbit will display your predicted menstrual cycle on the in-app calendar alongside your predicted ovulation cycle, so this could prove a handy tool for couples who are trying to conceive a child as well. The list of partners includes excom, Diplomat Pharmacy Inc., Fitabase, Go365, Limeade, One Drop, Sickweather and Walgreens. The functionality is also launching on-device today for Ionic and Versa owners.