Fitbit is adding menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatches

Fitbit Versa brings female health tracking and a much-improved design

Breaking into the luxury wearable arena when it's now dominated by the likes of the Apple Watch Series 3 is no easy feat, but the Fitbit Versa may be the device that can knock Apple off its throne when it comes to fitness trackers. Presumably, however, the company decided it doesn't want to overload kids with stats that, in the long run, might do more harm than good to their mental and physical health.

While there are a lot of positives to fitness trackers for kids, there are also some downsides to consider.

Pictured is the Fitbit Ace, a new product announced today that was designed for children as young as eight years old. The device monitors the number of steps taken, how many minutes the wearer has been activity, plus their sleep stats.

If you want to listen to music when you're on the go, you'll be able to upload up to 300 tracks onto the Fitbit Versa.

From Left to Right: FitBit Versa, FitBit Ace, FitBit Ionic: adidas Edition.

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While none of this is directly impacting consumers, it's a big step in the right direction to open up FitbitOS development for anyone that wants to test the SDK's waters. If you're an Android user, you can respond to text messages with a pre-populated or customized reply directly from your wrist. This is a smartwatch too, so it comes with a variety of other smartwatch features including notifications from a variety of apps.

As for iOS users - you're out of luck. iOS isn't as open as Android, so Apple doesn't now offer a way for quick replies to work on the iPhone. Theres built-in storage, allowing you to carry 300 songs from Deezer (in the USA and Europe).

In addition to 24/7 heart rate tracking and in-depth sleep monitoring, the "modern" and relatively stylish Fitbit Versa also supports menstrual cycle supervision, confirming its status as the company's most female-friendly product yet. Fitbit says all submitted apps are reviewed within 48 hours and are tested to ensure everything works the way it's supposed to. " Inside, it has a 145mAh battery, NFC, and 4GB of internal storage, of which you've access to only 2.5GB".

Fitbit pay with your own credit card, so you can leave the wallet at home! There's also the option of a $229.95 Versa "Special Edition" in the US which includes NFC and supports Fitbit Pay. However, that's changed today with the arrival of the Fitbit Versa, and it's looking like an excellent option for Android users... According to the company's research, in the USA, two out of every three children are inactive every day, with screen time with devices like tablets and smartphones contributing greatly to the country's childhood obesity problem. You can order it in black with a black aluminum case, in gray with a silver aluminum case or in peach with a rose gold aluminum case. The woven bands are exclusive to the Special Edition. This model comes with higher price tag. Ace will be available in stores worldwide in Q2 2018, including major North American retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl's, and Target.

When I saw Fitbit CEO James Park wearing the Versa, I did a double take - I thought he was wearing an Apple Watch at first glance. The Versa is a natural upgrade from the Fitbit Blaze and an entry-level option in Fitbit's smartwatch range; it sits below the Fitbit Ionic.

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