Samsung has announced its partnership with Natural Cycles – a company known for its FDA-approved birth control app – to bring skin temperature-based cycle tracking to the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro.
With Samsung’s temperature sensor tech and Natural Cycles’ fertility technology to give users more detailed insight into their menstrual cycle, Galaxy Watch5 series users will be able to access advanced cycle tracking through the Cycle Tracking feature on the Samsung Health app.
The Cycle Tracking feature has already been approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of the Republic of Korea and has been registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the US. It also complies with the CE Marking requirements.
This temperature-based cycle tracking will be available for Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro users in 32 countries, 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, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.
Samsung said this feature will be available for the Galaxy Watch5 series users in Q2 2023 but didn’t provide any specific date for rollout.