Samsung has recently released a new update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro wearables, which installs the menstrual cycle tracking feature. This new feature will allow women to track their monthly periods simply on their wristwatches.
Back in February, Samsung informed us about the arrival of the Temperature-based Natural Cycle feature for the Galaxy Watch 5 series. Meanwhile, now Samsung has now added support for a menstrual cycle-tracking feature for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro.
The feature will enable the smartwatches to automatically check your skin temperature, then track and predict the timing of your period. To get an accurate assessment, though, you normally need to take a temperature reading immediately after waking up.
Further, using this data, combined with your own calendar-based cycle tracking entries, the Galaxy Watch 5 new infrared temperature sensor will be able to predict ovulation and the beginning of your next period. Also, it’s securely encrypted and is only stored on your own device.
Moving on, the Korean tech maker has started rolling out this menstrual cycle tracking period feature for the Watch 5 devices starting April 19 via the Health app update. Also, the availability of the feature is currently limited to South Korea, the US, and some European markets.
Including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.
However, to activate the period tracking feature, on your Galaxy wearable you need to select Cycle Tracking in the Samsung Health app, add your most recent cycle information to the calendar, and then turn on “Predict period with skin temp” in the settings.