Benefits with your trackle cycle computer - the subtle difference

  • After decades of silence on monitoring the cycle, natural family planning and women's health products in general, a real trend has emerged in recent years. Thanks to the improvement of the technical possibilities, but also to the increased interest of consumers for this type of product and to a few courageous manufacturers*, there is now a large choice of various possibilities to manage one's own body and cycle and to know when l'ovulation takes place, for example.

  • The fact that we are not the only ones to have the idea of knowing and understanding our own body delights us enormously, because those who know trackle know that for us, information and self-determination are inseparable. Knowledge gives us power, knowledge makes us independent. Getting the processes of the female body out of the taboo zone was long overdue.

    We think that's part of it: Knowing what you're getting into.

    For all of you who have gotten a bit lost in the maze of different cycle tracking possibilities, here is a small overview of the variants that you currently find on the market.

What category does trackle belong to?

Pure Cycle Apps

Assuming that women's cycles work similarly on average (comparable length, ovulation approximately in the middle), they can give indications on the course of the cycle. To do this, they usually use a mixture of statistical values and previous cycles. The timing of ovulation can vary considerably from woman to woman, but also from cycle to cycle, so that a purely statistical assessment may be too imprecise.

Apparatus assisting in the application of the temperature method

Digital technology also facilitates the traditional method of temperature taking, i.e. taking the body temperature in the morning on waking. While previously most women who used the classic temperature method had to self-assess their cycles by hand after measurement, some providers* are now helping their customers do this with smart thermometers. These can usually be paired with an app or another reader and help with the evaluation of temperature curves or take care of it entirely.

cycle computer

In order to make the use easy and the assessment as accurate as possible, some manufacturers* have developed their own devices to help women control their cycle. It goes beyond just capturing body temperature and incorporates other metrics - here things like pulse, skin tension, air breathed etc. can also play a role.

  • trackle belongs to the last category, so it is a clean device that measures body temperature and takes care of the evaluation of the cycle. As we wanted to provide the greatest possible security for the parameters by which trackle evaluates data, trackle uses a method that has been around for a very long time and has been thoroughly studied: the symptothermal method.

    This means that trackle uses the core body temperature and not the surface temperature, which may be subject to greater variations.

  • In addition, trackle uses at least one other parameter to determine fertility, namely the cervical mucus, in accordance with the rules of the symptothermal method. The detection of l'ovulation is thus doubly assured. The sensor simply captures the basal value during the sleep phase and transmits it to the app when you get up, avoiding error-prone spot measurements in the morning at the same time.

    This means that the evaluations of the trackle system are particularly precise and exact - and the operation is very simple, because the data transmission takes place wirelessly.