Testing of cycle thermometers

Femometer and competitors compared

Brief preface: For the sake of fairness, we have replaced the actual name of the comparison product with the fantasy name Peach in the following text.

For almost half a year I now use the Femometer and the Peach to
compare both devices and test the handling.
I have not taken the pill for several years and the natural contraception via a
Cyclothermometer is the only method for me to be able to say for sure when I am fertile
and when not – so when unprotected sexual intercourse (without a condom, for example) is possible without
becoming pregnant.For example) is possible without
becoming pregnant.
At first I had to get used to the morning measurement, directly after waking up and before getting up
. However, it had quickly developed into a routine and I forget it only extremely
selten, which is of course important for the measurement accuracy.
In the application, I personally like the femometer better, because it is lighter and you can put it in the mouth
without holding it. The Peach is a bit nicer in terms of its material composition and external
design, but it is also heavier as a result, which is why I have to hold the device while it
records the temperature. With the Femometer, I can connect the device
per Bluetooth with the associated app directly after the measurement and can immediately see my temperature and make further
input, for example, the condition of the cervical mucus, the location of the cervix or the
end of period. I have to enter the start and end of periods via the app, which is also
possible afterwards.
You activate the Peach via a button on the device, which you also have to use to confirm when you have had your
days. This took a little practice, because this input did not work
at first with me. The Peach lights up directly after the measurement – green (not fertile), red (fertile) or yellow
(test phase; not sure) and you have directly a clear visual signal whether you are fertile or not.
This must be read in the app on the smartphone or tablet with the femometer. In order to be able to view the
cycle curve with the Peach, you have to connect the device by cable to the mobile phone/tablet
, which I only did at irregular intervals, as I found it to be rather laborious
.
In direct comparison of the recorded temperature data from the Femometer and Peach, I
can state that both devices had almost the same measurement results and I was also shown the fertile
and non-fertile days in the same periods.
In summary, I can currently state (the longer the measurement period, the more accurate the result),
that both cycle thermometers serve their purpose, which is primarily dependent on how reliably
man measures and makes further inputs.
Myself personally, I like the femometer in handling better, because it is lighter, smaller and therefore also
transportable. I can immediately read my temperature and make further entries in the app,
even though setting up the app was a bit more work than with the Peach. The Peach is better
manufactured and the packaging and introduction to the device are also great designed, however I
prefer the easier to use and more complex input options of the Femometer. Through the
exposure to the various measurement parameters (cervical mucus, cervix, etc.) I
learn to know my body better and better, which is ultimately the most important thing to
prevent or bring about a pregnancy.
I can only recommend all women to try a cycle thermometer to get to know yourself and your body
better, to feel security and thus to keep or
regain the fun of sex. In my opinion, it is unimportant whether you use a cheaper device like the Femometer or a more expensive one like the Peach, what is important is first and foremost the confrontation with yourself!

In a nutshell:

When it comes to setting up both devices, the Peach scores highly as the packaging and introduction to the device
are really nicely designed and easy to understand. The femometer lacks a detailed introduction,
which takes a few more minutes with setting up the app.
The femometer beeps when you pull it apart, which lets you know when she goes off and on and
when the measurement is complete. The Peach is activated via a button on the device and also beeps when
the measurement is complete. The device asks you via a colored icon if you
have your period, which you have to confirm via the button. This input has not worked for me on many occasions. I
knew how to enter it via the app though. The Peach is mainly designed to show you when your fertile days are and when your
non-fertile days are, through clear
visual displays (through the device itself and in the app). Measurement parameters such as cervical mucus or cervix are not recorded. With
the Femometer, you can enter more measurement parameters, which allows you to define the
fertile/unfertile days statement more precisely over time. The app design
with the Peach is more attractively designed than with the Femometer, however, in the end it is the
result that matters to me and not the appearance.

Femometer

Peach

Franziska Gebhard, 31 years