Garmin is giving women another powerful tool to track their health during one of the most important periods in their lives – pregnancy. The company is rolling out pregnancy tracking to smartwatches and fitness bands. The feature should be available after updating the Garmin Connect app and you should also download the Pregnancy Tracker app from the ConnectIQ store. You can check the supported devices here. And here’s how Garmin describes the new feature:
There are other useful things in the app too. All mothers-to-be can customize their Garmin Connect settings in order to stay active but don’t risk their health:
- Pause your training status. This helps if you notice your status decreasing with the increased heart rate and blood volume that normally comes with pregnancy.
- Enable high heart rate alerts for your activities. This will help you monitor your heart rate so you stay within your doctor’s recommendations.
- Adjust your daily hydration goal. Hydration is key!
You can enable the feature in Garmin Connect by heading to User Settings > Women’s Health > Cycle Type > Pregnancy.