After introducing the HealthKit app for iPhone users in January last year, the tech company received a ton of complaints that it didn't take women's needs into consideration. One of those needs was the ability to track their periods, according to Fusion. At the WWDC conference Monday, Apple solved that problem by announcing that it would add a period tracker to its HealthKit app.
In case you've overlooked it, the Healthkit app is the white icon with a pink heart on your iPhone that tracks your weight, sleep, body temperature and more. While no further details have been released just yet on how the period tracker will work, a screenshot from the conference showed there will be some sort of mechanism to monitor blood flow, Bustle reported.
We do know the feature will be included in Apple's iOS 9 update set to be released this fall. Aside from that, it will be a valuable tool for women who either want to get pregnant, want to avoid an unwanted pregnancy, or just keep track of their monthly cycles, which is why so many have been hoping for it to come to fruition.
Of course, there are already other apps out there that monitor periods, like Period Diary, for example, but this is still a big step for Apple. What do you think about the period tracker? Were you hoping Apple would install one? Will you use it? Tell us in the comments!
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