Garmin announced today an update to its Connect app that allows users to keep track of their pregnancy using their smartwatch. The new feature lets users monitor pregnancy-related symptoms such as fatigue.
Users can turn on the capability by heading over to the User Settings on their Connect app and then opening Women’s Health > Cycle Type > Pregnancy. There's also an option to track on the wrist using the Pregnancy Tracking Connect IQ app.
The new feature also lets users monitor their progress on a weekly basis and adjust heart rate notifications in order to monitor that data in keeping with the doctor’s recommendations. Users can also change their hydration goal every day and pause updates on their training status if there's a noticeable decrease in status with increased heart rate and blood volume. The feature will also provide information on gestational age and baby size in comparison with common fruits and vegetables.
In addition, the new feature provides educational content informing users of proper exercise routines and nutritional goals. Users can also view weight recommendations as well as manually monitor their blood glucose levels. This is, of course, in addition to tracking typical health metrics like sleep, which will help assess the user's body changes each week, month, and trimester.