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Samsung is Paving Way for Digital Health Monitoring With GalaxyWatch 5 Series

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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In August 2022, when Samsung released the Galaxy Watch 5 Series, the tech giant noted that the smartwatch brings huge improvements in hardware and software over earlier Galaxy Watch models. The Watch comes with Google’s Wear OS powered by Samsung, for users to get Google Maps, Google Assistant, Google Pay, Messages, Keep Notes, and more.

Aside from the Google’s Wear OS features incorporated therein, the smartwatch also comes with other Samsung apps like Samsung Pay, Samsung Messages, Samsung Health, and Bixby, among others. The health features make the smartwatch distinct from its companions as it includes an optical heart rate sensor, an ECG for monitoring heart health, a BIA sensor for surveying body composition, continuous SpO2 monitoring, and a new skin temperature sensor.

However, to improve on this health feature, Samsung has announced today that the Galaxy Watch 5 Series has been upgraded to help users easily track their menstrual cycle right from their wrist, in partnership with Natural Cycles’ innovative fertility technology with Samsung’s superior temperature sensor.

Samsung-Natural Cycles Partnership

To provide a more holistic understanding of health and wellbeing, Samsung and Natural Cycles announced a partnership to bring advanced temperature-based menstrual cycle tracking capabilities to the Galaxy Watch 5 series.

This partnership marks the first time Natural Cycles’ ground-breaking algorithm has been adapted for a smartwatch.

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Samsung galaxy watch 5 series with menstrual cycle feature

“As a company that’s grounded in science and technology, we are excited to partner with Samsung to deliver a premium experience that pushes women’s health forward,” said Dr Raoul Scherwitzl, co-founder and co-CEO of Natural Cycles. “The Natural Cycles app has helped millions of women around the world take control of their fertility and this partnership will allow Samsung to leverage our fertility technology to offer temperature-based cycle tracking through a smartwatch for the first time.”

Natural Cycles is dedicated to spearheading the development of cutting-edge fertility technology while advancing women’s health via research and passion. It created the first app in the world that employs a secret algorithm to figure out each user’s reproductive status using body temperature and other important fertility indicators. The Cycle Tracking feature in the Samsung Health app for the Galaxy Watch 5 series is powered by Natural Cycles using its technology and methodology.

Tracking Menstrual Cycle With Galaxy Watch 5 Series

With the help of the collaboration, Galaxy Watch 5 series users will now have access to more precise information about their menstrual cycle thanks to Samsung’s outstanding sensor technology and Natural Cycles’ cutting-edge fertility technology.

“Consumers can now easily track their menstrual cycle right from their wrist, combining Natural Cycles’ innovative fertility technology with Samsung’s superior temperature sensor to provide a more holistic understanding of their health and well-being,” said Hon Pak, Vice President and Head of Digital Health Team, MX Business at Samsung Electronics. “This is another demonstration of Samsung’s open collaboration philosophy with other industry leaders to create better health experiences.”

According to the tech Goliath, Galaxy Watch 5 users will be able to access advanced cycle tracking through the Cycle Tracking feature, which was recently approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of the Republic of Korea. The Cycle Tracking feature has also been registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and complies with CE Marking requirements.

In 32 markets, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the new skin temperature-based cycle tracking capabilities will be made available through the Samsung Health app on the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro in the second quarter.

Paving Way for Digital Health Monitoring

With its cutting-edge sensor technology, which includes the revolutionary BioActive Sensor, Samsung is paving the way for the subsequent era of digital health monitoring. The new infrared temperature sensor also gives consumers a more thorough insight by monitoring changes in skin temperature and menstrual cycle.

Even if the environment’s temperature changes or they move while they are sleeping, the temperature sensor uses infrared technology for more precise readings. Users have more control over their health data and feel safer because all data is encrypted and kept on the user’s device.


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