Garmin are the first company to offer women a smartwatch with a technology ecosystem that covers every element of important health & fitness data, allowing women to really know their bodies better. Even more exciting, is that this feature has been engineered by women for women – Jill Kaiser, Product Manager at Garmin, leading the charge developing of the feature, as well as Garmin’s Menstrual Cycle Tracker.
Health tracking has become increasingly more important in the past 12 months as we all try to understand more about our health and wellbeing, but for women going through pregnancy, health and wellbeing have been put under an even bigger microscope than usual. Having to attend appointments solo, the changing advice on shielding, and general unknown – being pregnant during a pandemic can be an isolating and anxious experience, even more than normal.
Some of the key features of Garmin Pregnancy Tracking Feature include:
- Enter baby’s due date and track progress on a pregnancy timeline including baby’s size as it compares to common fruits and vegetables.
- Learn how fitness and performance metrics fluctuate during pregnancy with the option to adjust heart rate alerts, monitor hydration and even pause training status completely.
- Receive education on symptoms to expect and nutrition tips. Opt-in to receive weekly weight gain recommendations.
- Create customised reminders that are delivered directly to the user’s smartwatch to drink water, log symptoms, do Kegel exercises and more.
- Manually log 30+ symptoms, three types of baby movement, blood glucose levels, notes and more. Get a summary of logged data for easy sharing during check-ups.
- Use the Pregnancy Tracking Connect IQ™ app to conveniently and discreetly log this information from a compatible smartwatch.
- Contraction Timer Connect IQ app lets Mum and her labour partner track the duration and frequency of labour contractions from a compatible Garmin smartwatch.
Susan Lyman, Garmin vice president of global consumer marketing:
Garmin remains committed to creating products and features for women throughout all phases of their life
Users can share their data on Garmin Connect to share and get advice, which is Garmin’s free online fitness community. It allows users to analyse training progress, set and track goals, and share activities with other Garmin Connect users or on social media sites. Relive a run, evaluate heart rate, compete on segments and join online challenges for extra motivation to reach fitness goals.
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