Fertility monitors help you identify exactly when you ovulate, your most fertile days, and help you find patterns. This will help you to get pregnant faster or avoid pregnancy if you aren’t quite ready for another baby. Regardless of your reason for tracking your fertility, the following fertility monitors are guaranteed to give you accurate insight into your cycles and take control of your fertility.
If you want to take the guess work and manual tracking out of monitoring your fertility, the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor may be right for you. This convenient device uses urine test strips to track two hormones to identify the exact day of ovulation. A handy digital readout will tell you when to test and how likely you are to conceive at any given moment.
This monitor claims to be 99% accurate and to increase the chance of conception 89% within the first two cycles of use. These claims are backed up by studies, according to the manufacturer.
This is a good monitor for anyone who doesn’t want to manually track their test results or prefers digital confirmation to manually reading a test strip. If you are nervous that you are reading your tests incorrectly, this device removes all doubt.
- Tracks two fertility hormones
- High level of accuracy
- Does all of the tracking for you
- Doesn’t come with test strips
If you prefer to avoid urine test strips or would like an extra form of monitoring your fertility, a basal thermometer that tracks your body temperature or BBT is a great option or addition to monitoring your fertility. This monitor comes in a handy, lipstick-style tube and syncs up to an app via bluetooth to record your readings. This eliminates user error and increases accuracy.
To test, all you have to do is remove the thermometer from the cap and it will automatically turn on the thermometer. After 30 seconds to one minute, it will beep softly to let you know it is finished. The quiet beep prevents waking up your partner and allows for discreet tracking.
This is a great option for tracking fertility, but it can be affected by illness, any activity after waking, and testing at a different time of day. This makes it important to consistently test at the same time every day before you get out of bed.
- Small and convenient packaging
- Quiet and Discreet
- Syncs to app automatically
- Not as accurate as urine
- Restrictive schedule
If you want a simple and reliable way to track your fertility, the Easy@Home Test Strips may be a good option for you. This kit comes with 50 ovulation LH or lutenizing hormone test strips to monitor ovulation and 20 pregnancy test strips.
If you have irregular menstrual cycles or your cycle is longer or shorter than 28 to 30 days, this is a great kit for you. It comes with lots of test strips so that you can track your entire cycle to pinpoint ovulation. In addition, the strips are compatible with the Premom Ovulation Predictor app, taking the guesswork out of reading your test strip and the inconvenience of tracking ovulation manually.
- Easy to use
- Compatable app removes guesswork
- Smartphone camera may affect app results
Some women benefit from LH test strips alone. They are a great way to check for hormone fluctuations to determine the best time to try to conceive. If you are looking for something quick and easy to use, this might be the fertility tracker for you.
The iProven LH test strips are 99% effective in detecting your LH surge, which occurs when you are about to ovulate. This particular kit doesn’t have an app, so if you wish to track your progress you may have to do so manually.
Another issue that may occur is that some people have difficulty determining their LH surge on a test strip. Since these strips are manual, you will have to be confident in your abilities to read an LH test strip accurately.
- Effective in tracking LH surge
- Can track a full cycle with each package
- Simple to use
- Requires manual tracking
Another simple form of tracking your ovulation in a BBT thermometer. This particular thermometer looks like any other thermometer, but measures your basal temperature in 1/1,000ths of a degree, ensuring the most accurate reading to easily determine the surge in which ovulation takes place.
This thermometer doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles of other BBT thermometers. However, it is very effective and quiet with a very low beep to signal your reading is complete and not wake your partner.
It also tracks up to 300 readings, so there’s no rush to write your temperature down. This is great because you can do this in one sitting in an organized way when you are fully awake and less prone to simple mistakes. This will help you track your manual results more accurately and give you peace of mind.
- Easy to use
- Built in memory
- Requires manual tracking
Although all of the fertility monitors on this list are accurate, it is really a matter of personal preference which is best for you. However, you can’t go wrong with an LH test strip. Therefore, our top pick is the Easy@Home Ovulation Test Strips.
Their accuracy and compatability with the Premom app sets them apart and ensures that you are getting accurate results when you need it most.