Garmin adds menstrual cycle tracking to devices to all its trackers and smartwatches today and will be available to users starting this week. Users will not be able to log symptoms, track cycles and connect with the company’s mobile app Garmin Connect.
Last year Fitbit introduced a similar additional feature and since then has been a mainstay across all its trackers and smartwatches. Garmin is associated mainly with GPS but has become a major wearable player, is globally placed in the top five, thanks to its devices which focus on sports and outdoor functionality.
Garmin will also offer services similar to Fitbit where users can log on their information to a c centralized location with all the other health data Garmin devices track.
Garmin’s offering sounds pretty similar to Fitbit’s primarily focused on offering users a way to log this information in a centralized location along with the rest of the health data Garmin’s devices track.
The app will provide contextual information such as
- You might find it easy to push yourself physically once your period starts. Earlier in 2002, Paula Radcliffe broke the world record for the fastest marathon in Chicago while dealing with menstrual cramps.
- During this period your body craves high proteins. Lentils, seeds, or lean meats are great options to keep you going.
- The first 2 weeks of your cycle your body is primed to maximum strength, speed, and power, it is the best time when you can focus on challenging strength training.
Garmin looking to expand by offering a smaller size of its devices, which will also get this new feature. Many devices will also get a widget that includes a Forerunner 645 Music, vívoactive 3, and Fenix 5 Plus Series. A few more selected devices will also be getting the feature soon.