It should be done by Samsung or Apple way before the Apple Watch Series 5 & Galaxy Watch Active 2 respectively. I am talking about the women’s health tool function on these watches. Both Apple & Samsung are big brands in the smartwatch or fitness tracker industry and there are billions of girls use their wearables. It is my concern, both companies have started creating wearables since 2014, but forget to deliver one basic tool for women users. Back in a day, the smartwatches or smart bands, you will see heart rate, sleep, swim, stress, blood oxygen, VO2 Max, fall detection, and ECG trackers, but you won’t see period tracker. That changed after Apple launched Series 5 & Samsung recently upgraded its Health app.
You will see the period tracker or menstrual cycle feature on both Apple & Galaxy Watches, so the women users could use it in their periods. The women’s Health tools will help all women in many ways. They will get notified every month when their period is going to start. The period tracker lets you track your cycle length and helps you understand irregularities in your period. It is useful to grasp how ovulation works along with mood changes & hormonal changes. Overall it is essential to function to take care of health of women users.
To get the help from your smartwatch, here I will simplify all the steps about how to use period tracker or menstrual cycle function on Galaxy Watch & Galaxy Watch3, Watch Active & Active 2.
Period tracker on Galaxy Watch 3 & Active 2
1. On your watch, open Samsung Health app
Samsung Health has pre-installed on all the Galaxy smartwatches. If you have deleted it then download it from Play Store, iOS App Store, or Galaxy Store. Once installed, open it on your watch.
2. Scroll down, you will see Women’s Health
3. Now Enter period
In the Women’s Health function, you will see the Enter Period option. Tap on it and give the date when your period will start so it can save all the details and history.
4. On the next screen Enter start date
As I said, enter a start date, so on the exact date, the Galaxy Watch will notify you on the exact date.
5. Finally, click on Save
Click on save, so you don’t have to enter the dates in the future and every month it will take care of your health.
6. Now, on the same screen tap on Add Log
On the same screen of Enter Period, below you will see Add Log option. It is useful to record your symptoms & moods. Open it where you will see some important tabs that you need to fill up.
7. Here, submit Flow level
In this section, you can choose flow level and set it as Light, Medium & Heavy and save it.
8. On the same tabs, submit Symptoms, Moods & Se*ual activity
On the same screen, you will see other tabs. The first is Symptoms where you can choose Cramps, Fatigue, Bloating, Backache, Increased appetite, Acne, Sore breasts, Headache, Increased se* drive, and Constipation options.
The second option in the Add Log is Moods where you will see Tired, Stressed, Happy, Calm, Emotional, Irritable, Moody, Anxious, In love and Neutral
In the last Se*uality option you have the only one option.
You can say, Samsung has given you good app that tries to help you. You can use the app and tell us your review. On smartphones you will get many apps to use like Clue Period Tracker, but smartwatches still rely on main companies. The Samsung made Women’s Health tool is made in partnership with Glow company. Use the app yourself and tell us your review.