The new feature is called ‘Cycle Tracking’ and has been created in partnership with Natural Cycles, in order to help all women track their menstrual cycles and better control their fertility periods.
As had already happened at the time with the Galaxy Watch blood pressure and ECG sensorsthe truth is samsung advertised with Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro the integration of a new infrared thermometer that is a pioneer in the industry, but unfortunately It has not yet been able to be used to know our body temperature as the South Korean giant does not have the sanitary authorizations it needs.
However, we must recognize that this thermometer is used in the Galaxy Watch5 albeit transparently, and that is that the engineers of the firm based in Seoul have provided the sleep monitoring of new improvements related to body temperature.
It will not be the only functionality that will make use of this infrared temperature sensor, and it is that while Samsung waits for certifications that allow you to take advantage of it directly, a recent Association with Natural Cycles will allow you to put to good use a totally underutilized health sensor that will very soon allow women better control your menstrual cycles and fertility periods.
The Galaxy Watch5 will soon have a complete monitoring of the fertility cycle of women
The new option is called Cycle Tracking and will be integrated into Samsung Health throughout the second quarter of 2023, using this temperature sensor to provide more information to the algorithm patented by Natural Cyclesprobably the best in the current market that uses mobile devices to determine fertility status Women’s.
In fact, it won’t be the first. foray of the popular app Natural Cycles in the catalog of wearablessince the developer company had already agreed at the time bring your algorithm to the Oura Ring smart ringwhich also uses a temperature sensor, during the past year 2022.
It is therefore not uncommon to see them now on a smartwatch, much less on the Galaxy Watch, especially since Samsung focuses the possibilities of its watches on health monitoringand precisely for this reason we are facing one of the smart watches with increased number of sensors and potential information collected.
The Natural Cycles app has helped millions of women around the world manage their fertility, and this partnership will allow Samsung to leverage our fertility technology to offer temperature-based cycle tracking via a smartwatch for the first time. Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Natural Cycles.
Samsung will ensure that the data is encrypted and do not leave the device, while the new option Cycle Tracking will significantly expand the monitoring functions of the menstrual cycle, now being able to perform a comprehensive monitoring to help women determine their fertility statusalmost like a natural contraceptive.
This new feature has been registered with the FDA in the United States, while in South Korea it appears that Samsung already has the necessary clearances from local health agencies. For now, Cycle Tracking It will continue in development and testing for a few more months, but will arrive in the second quarter of 2023 to all these countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.