Fitbit Versa and Ionic pick up Quick Replies and female health tracking

08 May, 2018, 00:54 | Author: Tara Reeves
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Fitbit announced its new female health tracking feature alongside the Versa at an event back in March.

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". We know that Fitbit has been making a concerted push into serious health tracking and the addition of eight new healthcare apps to its Fitbit Gallery app store proves that it's not wasting any time in turning its wearables into health monitoring devices.

The feature will be available to Android users at some point later this month. Inside of the Fitbit app, you'll find tracking for female health, as well as quick replies for messaging on Versa and Ionic devices.

The more you log your cycle, the more Fitbit will be able to determine. 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.

You'll be able to quickly answer incoming texts by choosing one of Fitbit's five pre-programmed responses or certain emojis.

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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. With smartwatch integration, you can also swipe up on your watch to the Fitbit Today dashboard to check when your period is going to start or end along with your next fertile window. The Fitbit Versa and Ionic are two solid fitness watches that ... That way, it will be able to offer more insights based on how your cycle impacts activity, weight and nutrition, sleep, and more. The app also includes "judgment-free" information on ovulation and fertility, and a community tab to connect to other women so you can all sync up or something.

Using the Fitbit app dashboard, users can also create custom replies.

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

Additional apps from Fitabase, Go365 by Humana, Limeade (available now), Sickweather and Walgreens (now available) have also been announced.

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