Garmin’s interval monitoring function was developed by an all-female group, from engineers to advertising. “On this approach, we may guarantee we had been authentically addressing a ladies’s precise needs and desires,” mentioned Susan Lyman, Garmin’s vice chairman of worldwide client advertising in a press launch.
Expertise has a doubtful monitor document in addressing ladies’s “precise needs and desires” with regards to their our bodies. Health trackers have been late to the sport in adopting options particularly designed for girls’s well being. Whereas separate apps aimed toward ladies’s menstrual cycles are virtually as outdated as smartphones, they range extremely in high quality and ease of use. Ladies who sought a complete image of their well being multi functional place — from their menstrual cycle, sleep and energy burned — did not have that many choices till lately. Following complaints, Apple introduced it could be including a interval monitoring function in 2015; a whole yr after it debuted their HealthKit. Fitbit solely launched a interval monitoring function again in July, and its options are fairly missing.
One notable perk of Garmin’s interval tracker is that it’ll permit ladies to customise their cycles based mostly on whether or not they’re common, irregular or nearing menopause. Interval apps are simply thrown off by irregular or quick intervals, however hopefully Garmin’s new interval monitoring function will higher accommodate this.