Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 Series update brings more accurate menstrual cycle tracking through temperature measurement.
Samsung has started integrating Skin Temperature Natural Cycles into its Galaxy Watch 5 period tracking feature, which includes an infrared temperature sensor to measure skin temperature for more accurate menstrual cycle tracking. This update has rolled out and includes a Samsung Health update with menstrual cycle tracking and calendar available to users in 32 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia.
Samsung is the only dominant electronic giant in the market, so introducing it is unnecessary. Initially, they made home appliances but eventually expanded to smartphones and laptops. Today, we are seeing unexpected things in Samsung Watches. However, in the initial days, Samsung could not compete in the smartwatches market since the company only released a simple Gear wearable.
But with time, the company has become more efficient at making watches. That’s why Samsung had a sales spike for smartwatches in Q2 of 2022. Do you know which watch it is? The Galaxy Watch 5 was introduced with features and a price everyone likes. Today, they added a period tracking feature that could benefit women. So, let’s look and know what they have done.
Samsung has announced Menstrual Cycle Tracking in Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro
If we look at the Galaxy Watch 5 capabilities, there is no doubt that the watch is already equipped with many things. Whether we discuss durability or Samsung’s ecosystem, it is decent at $279.99. But the major thing is that it gets minor upgrades. However, developers try to minimize that and introduce beneficial features for users. Today, a period tracking feature has been added.
Period Tracking, or Menstrual Cycle Tracking, is a feature that helps users get a quick insight into their menstrual cycle. This ultimately helps them stay healthy. Undoubtedly, the watch will have an infrared temperature sensor that tracks the user’s body temperature. It will also have other fertility algorithms to understand ovulation. Don’t worry; Samsung said the data will be encrypted and stored only on the user’s device.
In an official post, Samsung said they partnered with Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility tracking app, to add such features. Now, if we talk about availability for Indian users, there is no sign of when this feature will be available. But as of writing, there are 32 countries where it is available. So, let’s have a quick look at those countries.
List of all Countries Where Period Tracking is Available on Galaxy Watch 5
- Czech Republic
You will get period tracking on your Galaxy Watch 5 in 32 markets during the second quarter of this year. Don’t panic; Natural Cycles has already been tested by Oura rings and approved by the FDA and European regulators. The second thing I want to do is figure out where to get this feature and how to use it. This feature is available through the Samsung Health app so that we can get to know you better. Let’s see how to enable it.
Note: Before proceeding, make sure to update the Samsung Health app from Google Play Store/Galaxy Store. Additionally, update the Galaxy Watch 5 software through Homescreen >> Settings >> General >> update software >> tap download and follow on-screen instructions.
- Open the Samsung Health app.
- Head to the cycle tracking section.
- Add your latest cycle details there.
- Under settings, turn on the “predict period with skin temp” option.
- After a few days, your Galaxy Watch 5 will display your period tracking.
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After that, you will have complete control over your period tracking. It evaluates the symptoms of your daily life and provides you with tips to stay healthy and, of course, alerts you for your next cycle. However, aside from these focused period tracking features, there are a few more things that are ideal for women. Some key benefits are skin care, weight loss, and stress management. Also included are basic features like an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a heart rate monitor, a barometer, and a thermometer. So, these are the things we’ve covered so far, but if any users have any questions, they can ask below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ans. It has an ECG (Electrical Heart Sensor) that helps you track your heart rate.
Ans. It records your complete workout details, such as walking, running, cycling, hiking, or any other physical activity.
Ans. As Samsung says, users are not recommended to take any action based on health conditions derived by their watch. It should be in consultation with a medical professional. It means there might be some deviation between an authentic blood pressure monitor and an in-watch monitor.
Ans. If you look over the Galaxy Watch 5 features, especially the period tracking, along with pricing, it seems worth it.
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