Apple’s period tracking is about to get more advanced, especially if you’re starting a family soon. In addition to the Cycle Tracking app, a few months ago, the tech brand released preliminary findings from the Apple Women’s Health Study. In partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the study seeks to uncover a deeper understanding of how we can take care of our health as women, particularly our menstrual health.

Now, as one of the main features of their newly launched Series 8 model of the Apple Watch, the brand won’t only continue to help track your menstrual cycles but your ovulation periods as well. Equipped with an innovative temperature sensor, this feature will make what was usually done by a thermometer and a journal easier than before. One sensor is located on the back of the watch, while the other is just under the display. Ideal for family planning, you’ll be able to track when your body temperature changes, access retrospective ovulation estimates, and have more informed conversations with your healthcare provider.


You’ll know a little more precisely when your period starts, which will put you in a better position to know when you’re also ovulating. At night, sensors will be able to track your baseline temperature which may be affected by jetlag or exercise. You’ll also be provided with regular notifications on whether something of concern has come up in your previous logged cycle history. They could be a symptom of an underlying health condition that may come from persistent spotting to prolonged periods.

Being aware of when you’re ovulating is extremely useful for family planning, and regularly tracking your period is even more essential in taking care of your health as a woman. If you’re ready to take your health to the next level, then head online or in-store to shop for the latest Apple Watch Series 8, starting at $529.