Apple markets the Apple Watch as a full-fledged health and wellness device. But a long-standing criticism of the platform has been the inability for women to track their reproductive health natively. Apple has heard those concerns and has responded in watchOS 6.
The update now includes a native Cycle Tracking app. In addition to tracking a woman’s menstrual and fertility cycles, the app can also let users log a variety of other metrics — such as daily temperature and period symptoms. Of course, all of this data is secure and protected, too.