What is it? A simple way to track your ovulation – wear the Tempdrop on your upper arm during your sleep and allow it to do the hard work for you. Get personalized insights about your fertility with its intelligent algorithms so that you can track your body’s biomarkers, know your cycle, and understand your body.
If you opt for the premium version, Tempdrop offers additional health insights including sleep data!
Click here to get your very own Tempdrop – 10% off with code NICOLEJARDIM
What is it? The Daysy (and it’s accompanying app) is a fertility monitor that will tell you whether you are fertile or not via red or green lights on the device. The yellow days are for when the device is getting to know your cycle. It’s 99.3% accurate at predicting your fertile days—based on annual testing as a certified medical device—but because of FDA rules, we don’t say “effectiveness as birth control.” It’s helpful in planning or preventing pregnancy, because the readings it will give (green, red, yellow) are 99.3% accurate.
I wrote an entire “ode to Daysy” post, which you can check out for all the information you’ll need if you are interested in buying one. I really LOVE my Daysy and use it in conjunction with my other devices – which you don’t have to do! I just like collecting data on my cycle 🙂
Click here to get your very own Daysy – $15 off no code needed!
Ava Fertility Tracker
What is it? A device you wear on your wrist while sleeping, along with an app that it connects to via bluetooth. It’s kind of like a fitbit for your cycle, in that it measures a variety of parameters to determine when you are fertile.
It’s traditionally been used for pregnancy achievement, because it predicts an average of 5 fertile days, and is not considered a contraceptive device. However, it tells you so much about your health and your cycle (which is what I love). I get to see my basal temperature, my sleep patterns, breathing rate, resting pulse rate, and heart rate variability ratio. The temperature, resting pulse rate and breathing rate change from the follicular phase to the luteal phase, so it’s awesome to see the shifts.
I really can’t recommend this device enough if you are trying to get pregnant, or if you are interested in thoroughly learning about your cycle. You can read my full review of Ava here.
Click here to get your very own Ava Bracelet – $20 off with code NJARDIM
Basal Body Thermometers
If you want to keep it simple or save some money a BBT (basal body temperature) thermometer will work just fine! These go for an average of $10. You can find them at places like CVS or here are a few of my favorites on Amazon.
You can log your temp into any cycle tracking app, or go old school with a paper chart.
Here are a few of my favorite cycle tracking apps
I love Kindara for a number of reasons:
- It’s interface is clean (no clutter here!), easy to understand and versatile. Just plain no-nonsense!
- BBT charting – the best fertility chart in an app I’ve seen to date!
- They have a portal for you to share your data with a practitioner who might want to see your charts
- You can add the moon cycles to your chart which is a fun feature
- It even sends you a reminder to check your cervical fluid at a designated time of your choosing
You won’t find any pink or girlie graphics in this modern app. It’s literally a work of art and I often catch myself staring at it for longer than necessary. LOL! It’s got a clean interface that is super easy to navigate. According to their website, Clue “uses an algorithm to calculate and predict your own unique cycle, and the more you use it, the more accurate it is. Pretty sweet! Cost: Free and available on iOS.
Read Your Body is fairly new on the scene and it’s awesome! Read Your Body is the non-profit menstrual cycle charting app made by users, for users. Facilitated by an all-female team, it keeps your data in your hands.
The app is highly customisable with no auto-interpretations, it’s just like having a paper chart on your phone! Suitable for a wide range of modern fertility awareness-based methods.
Features I love:
- Tempdrop integration
- Custom cervical mucus categories + custom symptom categories (with emojis!)
- You can add daily photos & journal entires
- Chart displays cycle day, calendar day and moon phase (optional/customizable)
- And more
Please note that cycle tracking / period tracking and the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) are not the same thing. Need more info on the FAM? Check out this article.