Garmin expands women’s health features with pregnancy tracking

Garmin has expanded its women’s health tracking functionality. The company announced today it has added a pregnancy tracking feature to a wide selection of its smartwatches and activity trackers.

This builds on the menstrual tracking that Garmin introduced just over a year ago. That allows female users to see cycle details alongside other stats, helping them to identify the physical and emotional symptoms and make positive changes.

Pregnancy tracking

But Garmin is going a step further now. Pregnancy is an exciting and challenging time and they want to help expecting mothers stay in control of things.

Pregnancy tracking can be accessed on a selection of smartwatches. This includes Venu, vívoactive, Forerunner and fēnix series. The full list is available on this link.

To start tracking navigate to User Settings > Women’s Health > Cycle Type > Pregnancy in the Garmin Connect app. Once that’s done, head over to the Connect IQ store and download the Pregnancy Tracking Connect IQ app. That will allow you to monitor everything on your wrist, as well.

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The app essentially provides future mothers with a weekly snapshot of their pregnancy. They’ll get info on progress, changes in the body, symptoms and more. They’ll also be offered tips on how to adjust diet and exercises and healthy weight gain recommendations. The app will even compare the current baby size to common fruits and vegetables.

Much of this can be accessed via the watch itself through the app. The info is synced with your Garmin Connect account.

You can also log pregnancy-specific symptoms, blood glucose levels and more. There’s even a baby movement timer which allows mothers to track when and for how long their little one is in motion.

Finally, the feature shows how fitness and performance stats change during pregnancy. You’ll get the option to tweak your heart rate alerts, monitoring of hydration or freezing training stats altogether.

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