A friend in one of my online mom groups recently shared some info with us about this new product called Tempdrop. It’s a tiny wearable device that tracks your basal body temperature to help with fertility tracking. I was intrigued so I emailed the company to ask about it, and told them I would probably do a write up on my blog. This just sounds too cool to keep to myself!
As many who are trying to conceive know, tracking your basal body temperature is part of the game. Slight changes in your basal temperature can help predict ovulation and let you know once it has occurred. Part of fertility tracking is keeping track of this temperature which helps you narrow down the best time to conceive.
Of course, this will also help with natural family planning if you are looking to avoid pregnancy as well.
So how does it work?
You put this tiny device on before you go to bed and take it off when you wake up. It attaches to just under your arm using a sticky adhesive or an arm band. It constantly monitors your temperature and movements all night and automatically syncs your basal body temperature to your smartphone fertility tracking app of your choice. Yes, it works automatically via bluetooth. So not only do you not have to enter your temperature into any tracking software yourself, but you also don’t have to worry about waking up and taking your temperature at a specific time.
What? This is crazy. I know back when I was trying to get pregnant the first time tracking my temp was a challenge. I worked different hours each day so I did not have a set wake up time. Plus, it's always a pain trying to take your temperature before you even move around at all. This sounds like a game changer for anyone trying to conceive.
This product is already set to work with several fertility tracking apps. You can find a full list on their website.
And it can be preordered for $69.99 on their site as well. It is set to start shipping in spring 2015.
So, moms what do you think? Would you buy this and use it for TTC?