Samsung has officially announced it partnership with Natural Cycles to bring menstrual cycle tracking to the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro smartwatches. The partnership will allow female users to easily access detailed information about their menstrual cycle through the Natural Cycles app, which utilizes the Galaxy Watch 5 series’ built-in temperature sensor to detect skin temperature.
This feature is a significant step forward in menstrual cycle tracking, as it allows for more accurate and detailed monitoring of a user’s cycle. According to the CEO of Natural Cycles, the partnership with Samsung will allow the company to deliver temperature-based cycle tracking from a smartwatch for the first time.
The partnership also provides Samsung with an opportunity to expand the functionality of their smartwatches, making them more appealing to female users. By partnering with Natural Cycles, Samsung is able to leverage the company’s expertise in fertility technology to provide a more comprehensive suite of features for female users.
The Natural Cycles feature will be available in 32 markets in the second quarter of 2023, with the exception of China. While it is not clear why this feature will not be available in China, it is likely due to regulatory or cultural differences.
Natural Cycles feature will be available in the following markets
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
Overall, the partnership between Samsung and Natural Cycles represents a significant development in menstrual cycle tracking and highlights the potential for wearables to offer more personalized health solutions. As wearable technology continues to evolve, it is likely that we will see more partnerships between tech companies and healthcare providers, leading to more innovative solutions for users.