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    Armelle

    Dear Community, 

     

    Following the most recent messages on this thread, I would like to update our reply to this discussion. It is our goal, at Withings, to develop devices and apps that will accompany our customers in their health’s journey. 

     

    We are aware that allowing people who menstruate to track their cycle would help a lot of them better understand their health, and I assure you that your feedback is taken seriously into consideration by our development team. I am happy to forward it once more to them as I understand that this is, quite appropriately, a popular request. 

     

    Thank you for being so invested in the improvement of our products,

     

    Armelle, Withings Customer Service

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    cwrangsten

    Oh, and for a lot of women the word “period” refers to ”menstrual”. Could be good to clarify that since I assume that a man will answer the question. So, yeah the question regards a menstrual tracker.

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    cwrangsten

    Thanks.l! It’s basically a calendar function from what I’ve experienced in other apps. It would help me and most likely more people to understand our health data better over time.

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    cwrangsten

    Here is new research on how the female menstrual cycle can affect athletic performance: https://www.miun.se/en/Research/research-centers/swsrc/news/2019-2/the-menstrual-cycle-and-female-athletic-performance/

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    breparcshops

    Second this, especially now that fitbit and apple are offering it in their wearables and apps.

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    mc.stavridou

    Hi Melanie, is there an update on this?

    PS: I used to have Fitbit before switching to Withings in May 2019. Fitbit has had a period tracker since March 2018.

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    miriam

    Yes. Please integrate a menstrual cycle tracker. Not all users who menstruate are pregnant. I don’t understand why a pregnancy tracker would be included and not a menstrual cycle option? I am using my Fitbit app to continue tracking my period which is inconvenient and annoying,

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    merce.bauza

    Same here! I have started FAM and would be good to have a cycle tracker or integration with other apps like Kindara

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    pamela.rioux.2

    Maybe nothing happened since this question was originally posted because there’s not enough people “liking” or commenting it? So here I am.

    We need a period tracker.
    We need an app that can work by its own, so we don’t have to download a shitload of other app to compensate this one!

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    cwrangsten

    Thanks all for trying to make this tracker happen! I’m still waiting for it. Been a year since my post. Anybody knows whether this has been picked up?

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    adrianamills

    I hope they will add a period tracker.  I have just given up on Fitbit and I will need to track my period somehow.  It would be great to have everything in one place! 

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    mirimira

    Also wanted to lend my support to this idea: Please add a period tracker!

    This is such an essential part of the lives of half the population and should definitely be included in a health app/health watch!

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    Kettricken

    Dear Withings,
    Maybe my female brain is confused, but I was amazed by the fact that I can't find a period tracker in your app. You offer smart watches, smart bands, scales, thermometers, and several other specialized devices. You have a pregnancy tracker and everything BUT for 2 years since the initial comment you failed to give a serious reply on the lack of a menstrual cycle tracker. It concerns about half of your customers after all.

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    rcallus80

    Withings, given the wealth of health related data you have access to, it must be abundantly clear that menstural cycles have an impact on athletic performance, weight, waist measurements, energy levels (to name a few) essentially without a tracker you are preventing all menstruating members from collecting complete data!
    Please add this function.

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    emiliekahle

    Withings, why is there still no period tracker? I’d really like to be able to track all my metrics in the same place. Women have been tracking this for a really long time, it’s fairly simple. I’d like to know more about the prioritizing to track the “evolution of my home’s temp and CO2” but not have a calendar widget that essentially adds +/-28 days (based on users historical average) to a day I mark on the calendar? This really can be as simple as a basic calendar widget on your dashboard. You can make it fancy once you see half of your users flocking to use it. Come on Withings, I don’t want to have to go back to ugly fitbit.

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    beccaheywood

    When will you be adding a period / menstrual tracking feature to the app? I love my watch and the app, but it’s frustrating that both Apple and Fitbit have had this feature for ages, but you don’t. It concerns 50% of your customers and time of month has been proven to greatly affect athletic performance, energy levels and weight, to name a few. I don’t feel I’m able to collect complete data without that tracker. There is one for pregnancy, so why not menstruation?

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    louisa.troitzsch

    Just adding my voice here. I’m fed up with having to track my periods on a separate app (FitBit). Surely it’s a simple thing to add when you already have so many features. Please can someone from Withings reply to this and give us all an update? Otherwise I’ll open a new request ;)

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    beccaheywood

    I opened a new request and commented on all their social media too - got the same generic request as others 😞

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    cwrangsten

    I can’t believe it’s been two years since I posted this request! Anyone heard anything?

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    takeachans

    Also adding another voice here. It's a really important feature that will encourage me to use the app more and consolidate my tracked data. Quite sad that no action has been taken after 2 years :(

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    Kettricken

    Well, seeing the lack of any kind of response I got rid of the watch and got my self a garmin on its place - which by the way I fully recommend to anyone interested :)
    I will of course make sure to warn any woman I know to stay away from this brand until you take some action! 🙄

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    bparcelsudc

    Kettricken, I did the same. Actually two models so I swap them out, a Lily and a Vivomove 3. they don't have the fantastic battery life the Nokia/Withings watch did (Vivo runs about 3-4 days between charges, the Lily about 24-36 hours) but menstrual tracking and HR monitoring is a necessity.

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    meredith.e.stone

    Another vote for a period tracker please! Considering ditching my watch and switching to a Fitbit to have everything all in one place. You're going to lose your female customers over this.

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    oxkfame

    Seriously!? I now have a watch that does medical grade EKG, and yet I need another app to track my cycle? That borders on insulting :(

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    nele.reyniers

    Some people at Withings need to read "Invisible Women" by Caroline Criado Pérez. And then get us this very basic feature. For just over 50% of the population, the menstrual cycle is one of the most fundamental and interesting health variables to track.

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    emiliekahle

    Since there is clearly no interest in serving 50% of the population (or even just bothering with a response) maybe we should use this tread to compare better watches. Anyone have thoughts on Garmin vs Fitbit?

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    bparcelsudc

    emiliekahle, I have both a Garmin Vivomove3 and Lily and alternate them depending on fashion and charging needs. I use the Vivo more as it has a longer capacity for battery even though it's more of a clunker on my wrist. Of course the battery life on my Withings Steel was hard to beat (and I really liked the form factor) but the menstrual tracking was what prompted me to switch. I tried a Fitbit Charge 3 first for about three weeks and hated it. Constant reminders and "alerts" that were hard to silence on the device itself and the app was glitchy on my Android phone. No such problems with Garmin Connect.

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    Kettricken

    emiliekahle, I have a garmin forerunner and although I don't love the design, I do love the watch itself. It actually made me want to run more and helped improve my performance. Of course it has a period tracker and it offers lots of options on tracking symptoms throughout the cycle, along with other really helpful features (i.e. Ability to log protected/unprotected sexual activity). Concerning the battery it lasts for about a week.
    bparcelsudc, nice to hear that you are still happy with your vivo and lily :)

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    emiliekahle

    bparcelsud, Kettricke, Thank you both! I've been looking at the Garmin Vivomove styles (https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/662825/pn/010-02240-02) as I did not want to go back to a Fitbit. I'll miss the Withings battery life but it sounds like it's time to make the switch since Withings clearly has no interest in serving basic health tracking for people who menstruate.

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    tymberwoulffe

    I would love to have all of my health data in one app instead of still having to use my Fitbit to track my menstrual cycle and symptoms. 

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