Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 adds a key cycle tracking feature – but Apple did it first

A photo of the black 40mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 5

Samsung has remotely enabled a brand new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Professional function, permitting watch homeowners to make use of their gadget’s pores and skin temperature sensor for extra correct menstrual cycle monitoring. 

Introduced on the Samsung weblog (opens in new tab), the put up says the pores and skin temperature sensor makes use of infrared gentle to mechanically file an estimate of your basal physique temperature, or BBT. The weblog put up states: “As individuals seek for methods to forecast their subsequent interval, they’re turning to temperature readings to assist, since basal physique temperature varies by menstrual part.