Though developed for the just announced Garmin Forerunner 945, the ‘Menstrual Cycle Tracking‘ feature is going to be available across many of Garmin’s mid- to high-end devices including some other Forerunners, Vivoactive 3 & Fenix 5 (Plus).
‘Menstrual Cycle’ is tracked using body temperature so your watch has to have a temperature sensor. That is the gating factor.
This feature has been on new Fitbits as of about October 2018. I got my wife to test a Fitbit Charge 3 with this feature last year and she was suitably impressed.
Though I just updated my Garmin Connect to the requisite 4.18 version, which has this feature, I don’t get to see it because my gender is set as ‘male’. No, I am NOT going to change that. But, from what I see, Garmin appears to offer more ‘note taking’ and ‘annotation’ options, e.g., you can record outbreaks of acne.
I know that many females will welcome this feature and put it to good use. So, I am glad.
Also, (as a Garmin shareholder to boot) I am glad that they did not restrict this to just the new Forerunner 945.
So, a good day for us Garmin owners.
Prior instances when it was on April 24 (non-leap years)
and April 23 (leap years).
I take LEAP YEARS into account.
I count days from January 1, taking into account leap years.
So, April 21 & April 22 are 111-days in From Jan. 1
depending on whether it was Leap Year or not.
Ice Out 1992 to 2019.
Vagaries of Ice Out 2000 to 2019.
So, it wasn’t April 22nd as most people had expected. It was two-day later.
But, it was 2-days earlier than last year.
Same as 2015.
2014 was one-day off, but was also on a Wednesday.
Nowhere close to being even close to ‘long’. Longest was 132-days (since Jan. 1) in 1888.
Also, not the shortest. SHORTEST was just 3-years ago. 2016. 77-days, March 18,
Search ‘Winni‘ & ‘ice‘.
My LSAT AliveCor ECG
from April 29, 2019.
My heart rate was just one beat above the cut-off for Bradycardia!
I have no regrets about getting it. It was cool to do my own ECGs and those of relatives.
But, none of us had any heart issues! That is NOT a bad thing. But, after awhile it becomes boring. Samo-samo. So, it just sat there not getting used. But, the Kardi APP can be annoying. Reminds you daily to take an ECG.
So, I decided to sell it. Was easy enough. I am fairly chuffed with the price I got $67 + shipping.
So, I had it for 8-months and that cost me $32. That is not bad in my book.