Important note for iOS users (October 2023): Due to a bug with the current version of the iOS App (6.1), manual logging with your watch will appear incorrectly in the Withings App. For this reason, we recommend to not use this feature until the next iOS app update, scheduled for late November 2023. Instead, please use the manual logging feature within the Withings app.
Withings now offers a Menstrual Cycle Guide that provides comprehensive data and allows you to track your cycle symptoms, duration, and phases all in one place, so you can stay on top of your health with ease!
Menstruation is one of the most crucial biological markers that can be used to better understand your health. In fact, doctors suggest it may be as vital as other metrics like blood pressure, pulse or temperature, since changes in the menstrual cycle may be indicative of various health complications. Your cycle is an integral part of your overall health, which means it might be affected by factors in your life such as stress, diet and exercise, other health conditions, and more. It can also influence your activity, heart, and sleep. You can think of your cycle as your body’s monthly check-in.
Your menstrual cycle is a unique process that your body goes through every month as your body prepares for the possibility of pregnancy. Along the way, your body will provide you with signs that it’s in action, but it won’t look or feel the same for any two people. Since your menstrual cycle is unique to you, tracking and understanding it is a great way to keep tabs on your overall health and how you’re feeling. It can help you maximize moments when you feel great and energetic and identify times when something could be off. Keeping tabs on your menstrual cycle can also be useful if you have a specific goal like getting pregnant.
How do I activate Cycle Tracking?
You can activate the Cycle Tracking feature in two different ways:
Via the Tutorials section:
- Open the Withings App.
- Go to Devices > ScanWatch Light.
- Tap Tutorials.
- Scroll down and tap on Welcome to Cycle Tracking.
Via the Customize screens section:
- Open the Withings App
- Go to Devices > ScanWatch Light.
- Go to All Settings > Display Options > Customize screens.
- Tap Activate next to 'Cycle tracking.'
You will then be prompted to answer 'onboarding' questions to help improve the accuracy of cycle tracking:
- The regularity of your cycle
- The length of your cycle
- Date of your last period
- Average duration of your period
Once these onboarding questions are completed, Cycle Tracking will be activated.
Understanding your daily Cycle Tracking view
You can access any day of your cycle via the Home or Measure tab. Once you tap on the Cycle Tracking card, you will be presented with the following screen:
(1) Your cycle's phase.
(2) The day of your cycle.
(3) A visual breakdown of the days of your cycle and the status of your cycle's phase.
- Tapping on the day will toggle your period status for that date by turning the circle red or gray.
Note: If you have Cycle Predictions enabled and change the period status for the day, you will need to wait briefly for this data to refresh.
- A black dot on any day indicates that Cycle Logs have been added for that date.
For more info on understanding your cycle data, see our dedicated article.
(4) Your Cycle Logs for the day.
To view and/or add Cycle Logs, tap on either the "+" icon or any of the existing Cycle Logs to open the Cycle Log menu.
For more info on Cycle Logs, see our dedicated article.
Adding period logs manually from your watch
You can also conveniently add a period log (i.e. change the status of your period) for the current day from your watch. To do so, follow these steps:
- Press the crown button on your watch.
- Navigate to the Cycle Tracking screen.
- Select Period and then press and hold the button until the bar fills up.
- A check mark (√) will appear next to 'Period' to indicate the change.
Important: Data displayed are intended for informational use only. Do not use the ovulation prediction to control pregnancy or support conception.
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