Skin temperature-based cycle tracking now available on Galaxy Watch5 series in 32 countries – Samsung Global Newsroom

Skin temperature-based cycle tracking now available on Galaxy Watch5 series in 32 countries – Samsung Global Newsroom

Skin temperature-based cycle tracking now available on Galaxy Watch5 series in 32 countries – Samsung Global Newsroom

Starting today, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro users can better track their menstrual cycles using the temperature sensor while they sleep

Samsung Electronics today announced that skin temperature measurement1 is added to its calendar-based cycle tracking feature. Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro users can now easily get even deeper insights to manage their menstrual cycles and overall health. Starting today, the new feature will be gradually released through updates to the Samsung Health app.2 in Korea, the United States and 30 European markets.3

“Samsung’s holistic view of wellness has been further enhanced by our sensor innovations, delivering in-depth health insights that empower users,” said Hon Pak, Vice President and Team Leader of digital health, MX Business at Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy Watch5’s new infrared temperature sensor expands all of our health offerings, providing more convenient ways to track and understand personal health.”

As people look for ways to predict their next period, they’re turning to temperature readings for help because basal body temperature (BBT) varies with the menstrual phase. BBT should be measured immediately after waking up and before any physical activity or environmental impact. Getting accurate BBT readings requires measuring first thing every morning, a process that can be inconvenient and sometimes even overlooked. Samsung’s new feature automates this process, making it easier and more convenient.

The cycle tracking feature is powered by Natural Cycles. Integrated with Samsung’s sensor technology, it allows users to track changes in skin temperature, a good estimate of basal body temperature, during sleep right from their wrist. The Galaxy Watch5 series uses infrared technology for more accurate readings even as environmental conditions change. Advanced cycle tracking helps users track ovulation and better predict the start of their next period.

To enable it, users select Cycle Tracking in the Samsung Health app, add their most recent cycle information to the calendar, and then enable “Predict period with skin temperature” in settings. Readings collected over the previous month are displayed as a graph in Cycle Tracking, showing users their periods as well as their predicted ovulation and fertile window. All data collected is encrypted and stored securely on the user’s own device, giving them more control over their data.

Cycle Tracking also evaluates the symptoms entered in the daily diary and provides relevant information and advice based on these, such as planning a relaxing day to combat fatigue or exercising gently to relieve pain premenstrual pelvic. Additionally, the Samsung Health app4 suggests helpful content to help better manage holistic health during cycles, such as guided stretching or meditation classes to reduce stress and get a better night’s sleep a key to better health.

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1 Due to national restrictions on obtaining approval/registration as a medical device, the feature only works on phones and watches purchased in countries where the service is currently available. Not intended for contraception. If you are currently taking a hormonal contraceptive or are on hormone therapy that inhibits ovulation, this service will not be useful for ovulation tracking. Predictions may vary depending on the proper use of your watch, data entered, environmental conditions, etc. Intended for users 18 years and older. Users should not interpret or take any clinical action based on the predictions made without consulting a qualified healthcare professional.
2 Requires app updates on Galaxy Watch5 and paired smartphone. Availability may vary by market, carrier and model.
3 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania , Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
4 Availability may vary by market and device.


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