Apple WatchOS 6 To Feature Period Tracking Capabilities


Jun. 6 2019, Published 5:03 p.m. ET

As if dominating the tech world wasn’t enough, Apple has taken things a step further with their release of the new Apple WatchOS 6. During Apple WWDC 2019, the billion-dollar company discussed new health features on the Apple WatchOS 6, such as the activity app and the noise app. However, the cycle tracking feature appeared to be a crowd favorite, as it was met with a round of applause.

This isn’t Apple‘s first venture into combining handheld technology with health. Back in 2014, Apple introduced iOS 8 with a new Health app that allowed users to input information that would help monitor their physical activity, heart rate, and much more. This time around, Apple is raising the ante with health features that eradicates downloading third-party applications. According to an article by, when discussing Apple‘s expansion in health technology, Apple‘s chief operating officer Jeff Williams said,

Apple Watch has become an indispensable part of our customers’ everyday lives, from helping users stay connected to the people and information they care about, to inspiring them to live a better and more active day.”

He continued, “watchOS 6 extends our commitment to helping users better manage their health and fitness with powerful and personal new tools.”

The press release on goes further into the app’s capabilities;

“The new Cycle Tracking app gives women the ability to log important information related to their menstrual cycles and see predicted timing for their next period and fertile window using the convenience of Apple Watch.1 The daily log function enables the quick addition of information related to the menstrual cycle, including current period, flow, symptoms, results from ovulation prediction kits and other elements of fertility tracking.”

Apple WatchOS 6 series is set to be released this fall. Even better, the cycle tracking feature will also be available for iPhone users via iOS 13.

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