Think of it as the FitBit for fertility. Couples are now relying on a wearable device to give them an idea of when the most optimal times to conceive occur throughout the month. From tracking your pulse to movements and skin temperature, the device called Ava can help a woman get an idea of which 5 days each month she will most likely become pregnant.
Mashable reports about Ava and how the new wearable device may eliminate the need for the dizzying array of ovulation detectors on the market. A woman wears the wristband while she sleeps and it tracks things like pulse rate, breathing rate, skin temperature, movement and heat loss. The device takes this data and is able to predict up to 5 days when she is most likely to conceive. The amount of fertile days predicted can be a much bigger window than simply taking your temperature or using an ovulation test.
Ava’s co-founder Lea von Bidder explains how the new device, which costs $199, is less of a hassle and more reliable than ovulation tests that are currently on the market. She says, “It's a much more convenient way to track your cycle. It's not peeing on a stick and running out of meetings, it's not getting up every morning at 6 a.m., even on weekends, to take your temperature.”
Though the wristband is only being marketed for those looking to conceive right now, von Bidder explains that she sees much wider use for Ava in the future. She believes women will one day wear it to track hormonal changes in menopause and even use it for family planning (think of it as a more accurate rhythm method).
What do you think of this new wearable fertility device?
Would you be willing to try something like this?
I just purchased this product and you only wear it at night. It is easy to set up and use. To early to tell if it works or not but I will keep you posted.
This is so cool! I would love to see how this works. I am one of many women in the world struggling at trying to conceive due to Endometriosis. This looks like such a great product for those who will do just about anything to start or continue planning a family. Not to mention, it is super convenient for the working women that don't have time to chart down everything. It would be nice to have all that information in one place instead of 4 different apps and written down on calendars throughout the house. What an amazing invention :-)!
I would definitely be interested in trying this product. I have been trying on my own for a long time with no results. I think this product would be more ideal for me rather than the test stripes route.
I think this is awesome. As somebody who has been trying to conceive for over a year with no luck , and has spent a lot of money on test and kits,I think is very neat that you only wear it while you sleep, so is pretty much no effort on your side. I think is great that somebody thought of this and would love to try it .
I'd be interested to see how it compares to tracking ovulation via temperature and cervical signs. How precise is it? It is exciting to have a variety of company's increasingly interested in family planning and fertility tracking. Although this device is meant to be worn overnight, I'd be more interested in a FitBit or Apple Watch implementing family planning too.
Interesting. But is there something more discreet...everyone in the office doesn't need to know you might be family planning. I wear a Fitbit and everyone recognizes it...leading to conversation.