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This article includes step-by-step instructions for setting up and using the female health tracking feature in the Fitbit app. For more information and other questions about period tracking with Fitbit, see What is female health tracking in the Fitbit app?

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What information can I track in the Fitbit female health feature? 

Follow your cycle, log periods, record details, and analyze trends at a glance with female health tracking in the Fitbit app. 

How do I set up the female health tracking feature in the Fitbit app?

  1. If you don’t already have it, add the female health tile to your Fitbit app dashboard. For more information, see How do I add or remove the female health tracking tile in the Fitbit app?
  2. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the female health tracking tile. 
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up female health tracking. You’ll be asked a series of questions about your menstrual cycle. The information you provide is used to make predictions about your future period and fertile windows. You can edit or update your information later.
  • On the calendar, find the approximate date your last period started.
  • To edit your average period and cycle lengths, tap the + or - icon to add or subtract days.
  • Turn on notifications if you want to receive reminders on your phone about when your period is predicted to start. For more information, see Can the Fitbit app remind me when my period will start? 

How do I add or remove the female health tracking tile in the Fitbit app?

To show the female health tile:

  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click Edit at the bottom of the dashboard.
  2. Tap or click the + icon in the top left corner of the female health tile.
  3. Tap or click Done

To hide the female health tile:

  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click Edit at the bottom of the dashboard.
  2. Tap or click the x or - icon in the top left corner of the female health tile.
  3. Tap or click Done

How do I add, edit, or delete a period in the Fitbit app? 

To add or edit a period: 

  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the female health tile.
  2. Tap or click the start date of a period on the calendar.
  3. Tap or click the pencil icon (pencil icon) to add or edit a period (you can also tap and hold a date on the calendar). If you turned on predictions, the entire period appears on the calendar based on your average period length.
  4. On the calendar, tap the first or last day of a period and then slide your finger across the dates to adjust the period length. 
  5. Tap or click Save.

To delete a period:

  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the female health tile.
  2. Tap or click a date on the calendar inside the period you want to delete. 
  3. Tap or click the pencil icon (pencil icon).
  4. Tap or click Delete.

If you have trouble adding or editing a period, see our troubleshooting tips.

How do I confirm a predicted period in the Fitbit app?

During your predicted period, you’re asked to confirm whether your period started. Tap or click Yes to confirm that your period started or Not Yet if it hasn’t started. Tap or click Edit to adjust the dates before you confirm your period. 

If you confirm a predicted period, the predicted period becomes a confirmed period. If you don’t confirm a predicted period, the prediction remains on your calendar. After the last day of the prediction window passes, the entire predicted period shifts to the next day. Note that the calendar doesn’t update until after midnight.

How do I log or delete female health details?

  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the female health tile. 
  2. Tap or click a date on the calendar. 
  3. Tap or click the plus icon (plus icon)
  4. Tap or click details to log them. To delete a detail, tap or click it so that the check mark disappears.
  5. Tap or click Save.
Note that logging your flow details doesn’t log a period. To log a period, see to How do I add, edit, or delete a period in the Fitbit app?

For more information about female health details, see our blog post Everything You Need to Know About PMS And How to Cope.

Can I edit a fertile window in the Fitbit app?

Your estimated fertile window automatically adjusts based on the menstrual cycle data you enter. You can’t edit fertile windows at this time. 

How do I read the female health tracking calendar in the Fitbit app?

From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the female health tile to see the calendar with your cycle information. The different colors on the calendar indicate various stages of your cycle. Tap or click a date to see the female health details you logged for that day and other information.  

Note that the gray shading indicates a month, not a cycle.

Refer to the table for more information about the calendar icons and colors:

IconDescriptionMeaning
User-added imageConfirmed periodSolid pink indicates a confirmed period. If you don’t have your period, you can edit the dates. See How do I add, edit, or delete a period in the Fitbit app? 
User-added imagePredicted periodLight pink indicates a predicted period.
User-added imageEstimated fertile windowSolid blue indicates an estimated fertile window.
User-added imageEstimated ovulation dayA flower inside a fertile window indicates your estimated ovulation day.
User-added imageConfirmed period & estimated
fertile window
Solid pink and blue overlapping to form purple means your predicted period and estimated fertile window overlap.
User-added imageSelected day ringA circle indicates the selected date. 
User-added imageToday ringThe Today ring indicates the current date. 
User-added imageLogged detail dotA dot underneath a date on the calendar indicates you logged female health details for that day.

How do I change the day of the week my calendar starts to Monday?

  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the account icon (User-added image).
  2. Tap or click Advanced Settings. You might have to scroll down to find this option.
  3. Tap or click Start Week On and choose which day you want your weeks to begin. Your female health calendar updates automatically.

What should I know before tracking my period with Fitbit?

Tips

  • Instead of tapping the pencil icon, tap and hold your finger on a date on the calendar to add or edit a period.
  • Log your period consistently for more personalized predictions.

Why can’t I log or edit a period or female health details in the Fitbit app? 

If a period doesn’t meet the following requirements, you may receive an error and be unable to log the period: 
  • You can only add or edit current or past periods and details.
  • A period must be at least 1 day.
  • A period must be less than 11 days. If your period is longer, consider logging flow intensity details.
  • A cycle must be at least 11 days, and there must be a gap of at least 1 day between logged periods. If you experience a gap in bleeding during your period, it’s still 1 period.
Note that If you attempt to log a period in the future or a period with less than a one-day gap between periods, the pencil icon (pencil icon) is unavailable. If you don’t see the pencil icon, make sure the period you’re attempting to log or edit meets all of the requirements.

How can I see trends in my period data?

From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the female health tile and then tap Trends at the top. You’ll see your average period and cycle lengths, average estimated ovulation day, and graphs of your past cycles. 

How can I edit my female health settings?

Update information about your cycle, including period length, cycle length, and birth control method, and choose whether to show period predictions and receive notifications.

  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the female health tile.
  2. Tap or click the gear icon (settings gear icon) .
  3. Adjust your female health settings as needed.
  4. Tap or click Done.

Can the Fitbit app remind me when my period will start?

Turn on period notifications to receive reminders about your upcoming predicted periods. You’ll receive a notification on your phone 2 days before your period starts and on the first day of your predicted period. You’ll also see the reminder on your Fitbit watch in Fitbit Today. For more information, see How can I see my period information on my Fitbit watch? Note that you must turn on predictions to receive period notifications. 

For more information about turning notifications on or off, see How can I edit my female health settings?

Can I edit my average cycle or period length?

You can edit the average cycle length and period length you provided during setup; however, these settings only affect your initial predictions. 

Keep the following in mind:

  • Change your average period length to adjust the length of your initial period predictions. For example, if you change your average period length from 5 days to 8 days, your predictions adjust to reflect this change.
  • Edit your average cycle length to adjust the length of your entire cycle. The predictions for your fertile window and ovulation day adjust based on the length of your cycle. For more information, see our blog post Ovulation, Fertility, and Pregnancy: What It Really Takes To Make a Baby

To change your setup values for average cycle or period length:

  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the female health tile.
  2. Tap or click the gear icon (settings gear icon).
  3. Tap or click Period Length or Cycle Length and adjust the number. 
  4. Tap or click Done.

What do the female health icons mean on the Fitbit app dashboard?

The icon shown on the female health tile in the Fitbit app changes depending on where you are in your current cycle.

User-added image

Why do my period and fertile windows overlap?

For some women, the estimated fertile window and period occur on the same day. You’ll see purple shading on the calendar where the 2 windows overlap. Refer to the calendar icon for details.

For more information, see our blog posts 4 All-Too-Common Period Myths—Debunked and Ovulation, Fertility, and Pregnancy: What It Really Takes To Make a Baby.

How do I log bleeding between my periods?

If you experience bleeding before your period, sometimes known as breakthrough bleeding or spotting, you can track it by logging flow intensity details. For more information, see How do I log or delete female health details? 

Do I see a period on the Fitbit female health calendar if I log flow details?

Logging flow intensity details doesn’t add a period to your calendar. To add a period, see How do I add, edit, or delete a period in the Fitbit app? 

How do I confirm my period if it arrives early?

If your period arrives early, add it as a new period. Your future predictions automatically adjust. For more information, see How do I add, edit, or delete a period in the Fitbit app? 

How can I see my period information on my Fitbit watch?

Swipe up from the clock face and scroll until you see your female health information. 

Note that to see female health data on your watch, you must set up female health tracking in the Fitbit app and log at least 1 period. For more information about setting up female health tracking, see How do I set up the female health tracking feature in the Fitbit app?

If you don’t want to see period information on your Fitbit watch, delete all your female health data in the Fitbit app. For more information, see How do I add, edit, or delete a period in the Fitbit app?

Sync your watch to see your most recent information. 

Can I see my cycle information on the fitbit.com dashboard?

At this time, female health tracking is available in the Fitbit app for iOS, Android, and Windows 10.

How do I add previously tracked cycle information to the Fitbit app?

Manually add data from cycles you tracked outside the Fitbit app. At this time, you can’t import data from other apps. To add historical cycle information, see How do I add, edit, or delete a period in the Fitbit app? 


For more questions about tracking your period with the Fitbit app, contact Customer Support.
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Last updated: May 18, 2018
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