As a woman, you must know that monitoring your menstrual cycle is crucial. Keeping track of your period will help you further learn about its length and frequency. It can also help you see patterns in mood changes. When you are in tune with your body and understand the various hormones in your menstruation, you can navigate through your monthly period better.

Did you know you can track your menstrual cycle with your Samsung smartwatch? Yes, you read that right. The Samsung Galaxy Watch5, particularly, has allowed women to follow their menstrual cycles. 

This time, a new update has rolled out, and with the Samsung Galaxy Watch5, together with Galaxy Watch5 Pro, women can now monitor their menstrual cycles using the temperature sensor while they sleep. Read this news to learn how this works.

Revolutionary update

The South Korean multinational has finally enabled temperature tracking on smartwatches it launched just almost nine months ago. The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro now allow women to track their menstrual cycle by measuring their core body temperature. 

This new feature is rolling out to the Samsung Health app in the United States, Korea, and 30 other European markets, such as Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and more. 

Instead of merely counting the number of days from when you indicated your last period, as what can normally be done with these smartwatches, the new Samsung Health can now measure your basal body temperature as you wake up. If your Samsung Health app has been updated, you can head to this feature under Cycle Tracking. The company added it uses “infrared technology” to track temperature to determine whether you are about to ovulate or start your period.

“Samsung’s holistic view of wellness has been further advanced by our sensor innovations, delivering in-depth health insights that empower users,” stated Hon Pak, Vice President and Head of Digital Health Team, MX Business at Samsung, in the company’s press release. “The new infrared temperature sensor on Galaxy Watch5 broadens our whole health offerings, providing more convenient ways to track and understand personal health.”

How to activate

Samsung has partnered with Natural Cycles to offer this new feature. The partnership was announced last February. 

Natural Cycles is an app powered by a proprietary algorithm using body temperature and other key fertility indicators to determine a woman’s distinct fertility status. 

To activate this new feature, you will have to select Cycle Tracking in the Samsung Health app, add your latest cycle information to the calendar, and toggle on “Predict period with skin temp” in the settings section. 

Readings collected over the previous month are presented as a graph in Cycle Tracking, showing you your period, as well as your predicted ovulation and fertile window. All collected data are securely encrypted and stored on your own device, providing you with more control over it.

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