The first steps with your trackle cycle computer

It is best to take the first steps together. That's why we've summarized everything you need to know when putting it into operation trackle.

Let's start with the first login, connecting the sensor and how you start measuring. We explain to you how to insert and remove the sensor, how trackle evaluates and explains your daily routine with trackle.

Here's how you register, step by step

1. Download the "trackle" app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
2. Open the app and click on "Create a new account".
3. Enter your email address and click on "Next".

4. You will now receive a passphrase - very important: write it down somewhere!
5. Click "Yes" and enter your passphrase in the next step.
6. By clicking on "Next" you will be logged in and will be able to connect your sensor.

How to connect the sensor - step by step

1. After registering, the app will ask you to connect the sensor. If you have an Android smartphone, turn on location services in addition to Bluetooth and the internet and allow the trackle app to access your location.
2. Unpack the sensor and open the trackle app.
3. Put it in the box to connect with the app.
4. At this point the sensor will blink three times long and twice short term and will be visible in the app.
5. Click on "Connect the sensor": the sensor will be registered and connected.

  • Congratulations, your trackle is ready!

    But when and how do you actually start measuring?

    Especially in the beginning you should wear the sensor every night if possible so that it can collect enough data to evaluate ovulation.
    It doesn't matter if you forget to wear it one night, but try to wear it every night if possible.
    Start measuring after your period. You should start on the 5th day of your period at the latest, which is five days after the first day of your period.

    Don't worry: if you still bleed slightly, you can wear the track in combination with a tampon or menstrual panties.

  • How long should I wear the trackle? Can I remove it in between?

    You must wear the tracker for at least 4 hours while you sleep or rest in order for it to measure your basal temperature.

    You can remove the sensor in the middle when you need to go to the bathroom or have sex. trackle can simply exclude these small measurement pauses from the calculation.

  • Can I add data from my previous cycle?

    You can enter the dates of your previous menstruation in the app before the first measurement.

    The same goes for your comments from the cervical mucus.

    As soon as you enter something, the first trackle loop begins. And not just a cycle is complete, you will receive your predictions about the future.

How to remove the trackle? - Tips and tricks

Remove the sensor the morning after you get up. It may take some practice, but it gets easier and easier over time. As you can see in the photo, in a position that is comfortable for you, insert two fingers - preferably thumb and index finger - into the vagina and remove the sensor by pulling the convenient tab.

Take it out!

What to do if i can't remove the trackle?

First of all: don't panic!

It is not possible to lose track them and you can definitely extract it.

One trick is to push it forward so that you can catch it better by doing a little pressure with the pelvic floor, similar to a bowel movement.

You can also try pushing a little bit into the squat position and then grabbing it. You can also let gravity work for you and move around a bit.

Sometimes it is useful to try to remove it again a little later.

What you should definitely know: It is not bad for your health if the sensor stays inside you for more than a day. It is not dangerous. Nothing can happen and nothing breaks.

  • Actually your daily routine starts in the evening when you insert the sensor

    1. Take the sensor out of the white box.
    2. Check if the trackle is damaged in any place: if you notice deformation or damage, do not use it.
    3. Insert the trackle into your vagina like a tampon - if it's in the right place, you shouldn't even feel it.
    4. Now go to bed and goodnight! The sensor measures while you sleep.
    5. In the morning, remove the sensor by pulling the handy tab.

  • How to sync the sensor with the app:

    1. Activate bluetooth and wi-fi.
    If you have an Android smartphone: get the GPS.

    2. Open the track app and click on the yellow tab.
    3. Put the trackle in the white box.
    Wait for the sensor to synchronize.

    4. Observe the quality of your cervical mucus several times during the day and in the evening enter the best observed quality by choosing from five categories in the app.
    5. Leave the sensor in its white box until the next time you insert it.

How to clean the sensor

The sensor is cleaned directly after removing it, before synchronizing the sensor with the app. These steps can become part of your daily routine:

Clean the sensor with enough cold water and don't use too much soap. When using soap it is important that no soap remains on the sensor.

It is important not to use harsh or abrasive detergent to clean your trackle. You can disinfect your trackle but in reality there is no need to do so. Just rinse the sensor with water. If you want to disinfect the sensor: After disinfection, you need to rinse the trackle again with water and make sure that all the disinfectant is gone. 

We have made a blog post on this topic, which you can find by clicking who.

How to observe cervical mucus

For the evaluation of your cycle, you have to manually enter the quality of the cervical mucus. By clicking who you can read what cervical mucus exactly is and where it comes from.

Look at yours Zervixschleim every day: what does it look like? Is it slippery? What colour is it? What do you feel in the vaginal entrance? Is it dry, humid or wet?

Enter your comments by choosing from five categories in the app. Who find an explanation of the individual categories.

  • Trackle's rating is based on the syntothermic method.

    trackle evaluates every day considering your entries of the quality of the cervical mucus and your basal temperature, where exactly are you in your cycle and whetherovulation has already happened or not.

    Your ovulation occurred when your body reached a high temperature and when your cervical mucus changed from best quality to worst quality. Who you can read the exact rules. 

  • What your first tracked cycle looks like before the assessment

    In the first cycle trackle he does not know you at all and therefore shows every day on the card at the bottom left "Today is a fertile day". 

    Each day, trackle checks your insertions for cervical mucus and basal temperature to find out if ovulation has occurred or not. 

    To rate yours cycle trackle then prompts you for your cervical mucus entries, your menstrual flow entries, and your basal temperature.

  • What your cycles look like after trackle detects ovulation

    Once track your high temperature and yours peak of cervical mucus valued, get yours ovulation displayed. The days marked in green around your ovulation show when you were actually fertile. The yellow color marks the day of ovulation. 

    trace it also shows you from your 2nd cycle a forecast of the cycle in the calendar view. Here trackle shows you when your ovulation is likely to occur in the next few cycles. The more trackle knows about you, the more accurate the cycle predictions are.

  • How the cycle forecasts look like

    In the days between menstruation and before ovulation, the app will display "Today is a fertile day" in the first cycles measured by the sensor. The reason for this is that the time of ovulation can vary in each cycle, depending on external circumstances (stress, travel, illness, ...). 

    However, cycle predictions can help you recognize when your next ovulation is likely to occur. They completely adapt to you and become more and more precise for longer Tu usi trackle.

  • When exactly am I fertile?

    The egg can only be fertilized 12 to 24 hours after ovulation.

    But the body has really thought of something ingenious to extend this period. the Zervixschleim changes consistency around ovulation due to the hormone estrogen: it becomes elastic and more and more resembles the appearance of egg white.

    This protein-like cervical mucus changes the pH of the vagina and allows sperm to survive in the female body for up to 5 days.

    In reality, you are only fertile in your fertile window, i.e. 4 days before ovulation, the day of ovulation itself and 2 days after. 

  • When does trackle show you the fertile window?

    The forecasts of trace show you when your ovulation is likely to take place in the next cycle. After ovulation has taken place, trackle can confirm exactly when your fertile window was.

    The more cycles you measure with trackle, the more accurate the predictions for your ovulation and therefore for your fertile window will be.