This New Wearable Bracelet Could Tell You When You’re Ovulating

Could this revolutionise how women get pregnant - and how they avoid it?

This New Wearable Bracelet Could Tell You When You're Ovulating

by Pola Namysl |
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Whether you're trying to get pregnant or trying not to get pregnant, keeping track of your cycle isn't that straightforward - apart from anything else, no woman’s cycle is the same as anyone else's. You can measure your body temperature, check our cervical mucus or look out for signs like bloating or breast tenderness (although these aren't always reliable signs - bloating can also be a sign that you've had an immense bowl of pasta for lunch).

Anyways, as with everything now, there's an app for that. Meet Ava - a new device founded by a group of scientists and doctors from all around the world. Ava is a wearable fertility tracker. It basically looks like a thick bracelet or a modern watch that tracks for fertility for you as you sleep.

So.. how does it work?

You put it on for the night (and only at night) and it measures 9 factors: pulse rate, skin temperature, heart rate variability, sleep, breathing rate, movement, perfusion, bioimpedance (body composition) and heat loss. The device collects over 3 million data points. When you wake up, you connect it to an app on your phone and get straight results without any interference in your body. The good part it tells you not only about fertility but also general informations about body condition. Quite simple isn’t it?

Biggest advantage of this is that it is non-invasive and it apparently is 89% accurate for women who are trying to get pregnant. And if you're trying not to get pregnant? Obviously stay safe, always use a condom if you're unsure, etc. But if you're already using the fertility-based contraception method, then the more data the better, right?

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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