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Fitbit finally realises women exist with new female health tools

Fitbit has issued an update for its Ionic and Versa smartwatches, which introduces a host of new features.

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.

The ‘female health tracking’ tool, available through the Fitbit app on the compatible smartwatches, will roll out this month.

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Once users begin logging their cycles they will receive alerts a couple of days before their period is about to begin.

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

The predicted period is represented by a pink and the fertile window is represented by blue on the calendar. There’s also an indicator for the predicted ovulation date.

On the smartwatches, the upcoming period and fertile window will also be represented in a new Fitbit Today personalised health dashboard.

In a blog post Fitbit added: “Track where you are in your cycle, view when your period is expected and see your upcoming estimated fertile window in the new Fitbit Today personalized health dashboard on Versa or Ionic.”

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

There’s also the option to write and store your own 60-character Quick Replies with a few emojis also available. These replies will interface with texts, WeChat, Twitter or WhatsApp.

The Fitbit Versa is now on sale, and earned an 8/10 score from our reviewers. It’s available now and costs £199.

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