If you already sport a Fitbit fitness tracker, you know it can be extremely helpful in tracking all of those thousands of steps you take each day chasing your toddler around. A brand new update to the Fitbit adds some amazing new features that are beneficial for all women, and might even help if your trying to conceive.

Whether your hoping to get pregnant or trying to avoid it, tracking your cycle has long been a beneficial tool in understanding your body and finding the best windows of opportunity. Fitbit’s newest feature, which just rolled out for Fitbit Versa and Ionic Smartwatches, enables and opt-in “female health tracking” feature. The update allows you to track everything having to do with your menstrual cycle, from length and flow, to cramps and other symptoms.

Using the data collected your Fitbit will be able to predict when your next period will likely occur and suggest the best windows for conception. Fitbit claims that the more data it collects, the more accurate the predictions will be. Users will also be able to enable push notifications that will send you a reminder two days before your next period.

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There are of course dozens of menstrual tracking apps and devices on the market, but the benefit of having this feature on your fitness tracker is simply ease of use. It already tracks other health aspects and if you are used to wearing it daily, it’s one less new gadget that you have to incorporate into your life.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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