Want to track issues that seem to happen around your period, or monitor your progress during a pregnancy? How about a wearable app that monitors your stress and sleep patterns by measuring your breathing?
Apple, Fitbit and other companies have come out with many apps — some wearable — that monitor heart beat and exercise activity. But there are some companies that are positioning their products specifically to meet the health needs of women.
Glow is an ovulation and fertility tracker that claims to have helped 20,000 women successfully conceive. Glow tracks users' menstrual cycles but also uses information about stress levels, basal body temperature (BBT), cervical mucus, medications, smoking and alcohol use. It provides users a five-day as well as a calendar view of fertility days, and a period tracker.
Once you get pregnant, you can continue using Glow with the free Glow Nurture app that tracks your pregnancy symptoms and offers pregnancy health tips. It can show you what the baby looks like at each stage of development, and can connect you to other expectant moms.
Ovia Fertility claims to be the #1 most accurate fertility app. It helps its users “conceive up to three times faster than the national average” rate. Ovia was developed by Harvard scientists and prominent fertility experts. They claim their calculation method can make predictions even for those women with irregular periods.
The screens on Ovia Fertility show you the tracking info in a graph and chart format. Ovia Fertility also has a follow on app called Ovia Pregnancy Tracker that continues to use a “high-tech” approach to monitor your pregnancy and your baby’s development.