Samsung has finally added a temperature sensor to their Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. Until now it did nothing more than improve sleep tracking accuracy. Now, Samsung will add temperature-based period tracking in Galaxy Watch 5 with Natural Cycles, a fertility app.
In a press release by Samsung, Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl, co-founder and co-CEO of Natural Cycles said, “As a company that’s grounded in science and technology, we are excited to partner with Samsung to deliver a premium experience that pushes women’s health forward,”. Dr. Scherwitzl further added, “The Natural Cycles app has helped millions of women around the world take control of their fertility and this partnership will allow Samsung to leverage our fertility technology to offer temperature-based cycle tracking through a smartwatch for the first time.”
Natural Cycles is the first and one of the only two Digital Birth Control companies to get FDA approval in the USA. They had previously partnered with Oura Health and this will be their second partnership with a wearable gadget to help people who menstruate track their cycles.
This new feature will be accessible through the cycle tracking feature in the Samsung Health App. The feature was recently approved by The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of the Republic of Korea and it will primarily help people view their cycles in an easy and convenient way. It includes retrospective ovulation estimates and period predictions.
Samsung is a little late to tracking the menstruation cycle, unlike its competitors Apple Watch Series 8 and Ultra, Oura Ring, and Garmin, who have been offering period and pregnancy tracking for a while. But it’s better late than never, Samsung managing to introduce a new feature just after 6 months of Apple is major progress. This competition has been a major reason why Samsung will add temperature-based period tracking in Galaxy Watch 5.
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Source: Samsung Newsroom