New Fitbit Versa update could make it the best wearable for women

Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking

The lightest metal smartwatch in the United States, the Versa boasts an extremely thin anodized aluminum case with an angled and slightly tapered design ideal for small or large wrists. Android users will have to wait until the end of the month. In the Community tab, Fitbit also added a section of groups for women to discuss topics like birth control, pregnancy and menopause.

As for female health tracking, the update will roll out on the Fitbit mobile app for all iOS and Windows users.

Quick replies let Android users choose from five pre-populated responses.

The feature will be available to Android users at some point later this month. With it, should you receive a message from an app such as WhatsApp or Messenger, you'll be able to respond to messages with a default or custom reply, as well as emoji.

Compatible only with the Versa Special Edition is Fitbit Pay.

Clearing notifications on your watch now clears them from your phone, too.
The two features are now launching, along with a handful of health partner apps and clock faces. Fitbit has explicitly said that it wants to attract more women to wearables. Over time, the accumulated data helps create a more personalized approach to staying active, getting more sleep, or keeping organized. Beyond helping women track their menstrual cycle and ovulation via the app, it wants to educate women on what they should expect during those monthly cycles.

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It'll also offer an insight into the fertile window for couples hoping to get pregnant, or avoid doing so.

If you've opted in to this service, you will see a new female health tracking box on the dashboard grid in the app. Tap to answer a few questions about the length of your cycle and last period and start logging. What's different here is being able to see that in relation to other metrics that Fitbit already tracks, like sleep, weight and activity trends.

All apps and clock faces will be available by summer 2018.

Fitbit also debuted the online simulator, a program which allows developers to build apps and clock faces specifically for the Versa and Ionic - without actually owning either device.

Last and by no means least, Fitbit is introducing a host of new apps and watch faces for its two smartwatches that are aimed at helping users manage conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Other apps include Diplomat Pharmacy, One Drop, Fitabase, and more. The functionality is also launching on-device today for Ionic and Versa owners.

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