Wristwatch/activity tracker brand Garmin showed a full suite of models that track sleep, stress, and overall monitoring of well-being at this week’s Well Now! product exhibition in New York City. And among the features added to its watches, including the vivosmart 4 watch - which already tracked pulse and oxygen levels (via the pulse ox feature) as well as the ups and downs of the body’s energy reserves, through its Body Battery – was a new monitoring service: menstrual cycle tracking.
This latest tracking activity was added via a software update within the last week, according to company spokesperson Anne Quick. The watch simply gauges such information after the wearer enters data to give it a baseline from which to calculate.
The idea, according to the company, is to gain wearers a better understanding of their bodies and how hormonal changes can affect fluctuations in sleep, mood, metabolism and appetite. With the tracking functionality, wearers can begin to notice patterns and trends that will help them make mindful choices for their health, according to the company.
The software update was also issued to the company’s vivosmart 3 and the vivoactive 3 and vivoactuve3 music.