– Fertility tracker coming to new Apple Watch
Women’s health is top-of-mind for Apple with the announcement their latest iteration of their popular smartwatch will feature a fertility tracker, which can contribute to mental wellbeing for women around the world.
Apple Watch Series 8 will include a body temperature sensor to track a woman’s nighttime wrist temperature, taking a digital reading every five seconds in order to find slight changes while at rest or sleeping, which Apple explained is a reliable indicator for overall body temperatures.
Body temperature changes have often been harnessed to detect what’s called the “biphasic shift”, or a change in body temperatures due to hormonal changes during the ovulation cycle.
This kind of tech can improve the mental health of women by giving them peace of mind about their ovulation cycles via an approach that is in real-time, intuitive, and efficient. As a report from The Conversation noted, “Women who are positively engaged with their data see their data and feel excited with their results. They are often learning to track and understand their bodies, which leaves them feeling hopeful and confident.”
Apple stressed that privacy was “at the core” of the new feature’s development, and assured fans that the newly collected data is only locally stored on Apple devices.
– Snore detection coming to Samsung’s smart watches
Available via a firmware update, this feature doesn’t use a built-in microphone on the watch. Instead, when the watch on your wrist determines you have fallen asleep, it will trigger the microphone on your smartphone. That means users need to keep a paired phone next to them while sleeping in order for the snore detection to work.
When you snore, the smart watch saves that section of the recording, once that selection is turned on in the device’s settings. Users can also see if their oxygen saturation changes as a result of snoring by matching up the recordings with the SpO2 graph.
Other tech players have clamoured to bring this kind of tool to their devices. In 2021, Fitbit added a “Snore & Noise Detect” feature to their line of wearables.
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