Post # 1
Do any of you have any experience with the Ava Bracelet?
We’ve been TTC since last January, and I’ve been obsesively tracking ovulation since April. We’ve both been to doctors for initial bloodwork and everything has come back normal for our age (we are over 35 years old). The doctor said without any diagnosed issue, it’s likely that the sperm and the egg just aren’t meeting. So when I discovered that the Ava Bracelet tracks ovulation in real time, I thought that might be the solution we need.
But it’s expensive! It starts at $299 and I’m not sure I want to spend that much money. Also, the bracelet links to an ap on your phone and I’m pretty reluctant about using any aps becasue I’m so concerend about signing away my privacy. Despite my reservations, if this little tracker can actually provide ovulation updates in real time, then it might be worth the money.
Please feel pree to offer any advice!
Post # 2
Do you chart? I don’t think the Ava bracelet provides much more beyond the information you could determine yourself by charting. I think of it as a really expensive thermometer. Charting would actually be more accurate because you are measuring your basal body temp. Ava measures your skin temperatures. Yes, it also measures heart rates and sleep but I don’t think these are necessary to determining your fertile window.
Also, what type of Dr. have you seen? What tests did they run? I wouldn’t be satisfied with that response from a doctor if I were you after trying for a year and taking into account age. If you’ve been tracking ovulation, I am not sure how it would be an issue with the sperm and egg not meeting.
Post # 3
skylar84 : I have the Ava bracelet and I absolutely love it, worth every pennh imho! I started using results thermometer but it was too hard to temp at exactly the same time and not get up in the night to pee, etc. Plus I’m a light sleeper and worried my temps were not properly reflective of basal body temp. I got mine last May. No issues to report, I find it is quite accurate (I also use opks and have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility)
the app is easy and doesn’t seem to be much of a privacy concern. I’ll send you a screen shot of the interface.
also, you can get a coupon for $20 off from an existing user, you can pm if you are interested in the discount!
Post # 6
I have the Ava bracelet and I LOVE it. I also think it was worth every penny. Here’s a link for $20 off (https://www.talkable.com/x/5QeoNO) but I think I see them have other discounts throughout the year too where you might be able to get more off.
Post # 7
skylar84 : I got an Ava bracelet in June.
I wanted to chart but I really don’t have faith that I could wake up at the exact same time everyday and follow all the BBT guidelines so I saw Ava as the lazy girl’s way of temping 🙂 I personally *only* use it as a temping solution, not for predicting ovulation. Based on Clearblue Digital OPKs, Wondfo OPKs, EWCM, resting pulse rate and breathing rate and temps, I consistently ovulate early, around CD10-12. However, Ava without a doubt will predict my ovulation date on CD14. And the moderators on the Ava Facebook group insist “well, the first day of a temp rise isn’t always ovulation day, for some people it’s delayed”. Ok, but I wonder would my OPKs and EWCM and other metrics be wrong too?
So yeah, that’s annoying. I have also more recently heard that REs don’t love Ava b/c skin temp and BBT are different so it might not be 100% reliable for temping. On the plus side, it’s good to monitor skin temp, sleep, breathing and pulse rate so I wear it anyway and input it into Fertility Friend (make sure you choose the setting for wearable device) every morning. I just trust FF more for charting purposes.
So yeah, all in all, I would probably still purchase it again b/c BBT temping sounds really fkn annoying and would make me neurotic as hell but I’d temper my expectations… b/c I still use FF and OPKs to confirm ovulation.
By The Way – There were promo codes out there that took like 20% off I think, maybe do a google or youtube search.
Post # 8
I used Ava, currently 12 weeks pregnant and it took about 5 cycles. Like others have said, Ava’s mostly a way to get an accurate temp for those of us who wake up at weird times, etc. I found that the Ava prediction of when I actually was ovulating was off, so I usually just plugged my temps into Fertility Friend to get a more accurate result- and based on my 8-week dating scan Fertility Friend was correct (Ava and LMP said 3 days earlier).
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica
I also have Ava and I LOVE it! I plug the temps I get from that into my Fertility Friend app. Mine was a birthday gift though. Idk if I would ever spend all that money on it for myself.
Post # 10
So I bought mine second hand on eBay. It was the first version not the newer one. A little metal elctrode broke within three days of wearing it. They sent me a new one. Same thing happened. Finally got my third one (second replacement) and was able to wear it for an entire month.
I was also using OPKs but it helped narrow down my fertile window (even though it says it takes multiple months to get to know your data). I got pregnant that cycle wearing it.
Not sure if it was Ava by itself, in combination with the OPKs, or my own fertility but it was the 4th month of trying (1-2 times in fertile window) so I don’t know if this is helpful at all.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
I’m only on the first cycle of wearing Ava and an not TTC yet, but so far it’s great. I get to learn about my cycle without the hassle of waking up to temp. I got mine second hand, they’re way too expensive to justify brand new ($400 in Canada)!
Post # 13
Thank you all so much for the information! I didn’t know I could get them second hand – I’m going to look into that.
bayoubee : Me too! My OPKs are telling me I’m fertile about 3 days prior to ovulation too. This cycle is the first cycle that I know I’m 3 days off, so hopefully I can adjust. I thought the Ava might make the final difference. Thank you for the info!!
Post # 14
I think this time when you get 2nd hand Ava, the warranty only goes to the original purchaser, so you cant replace it yourself if something happens, confirm that before you buy, i am not 100% sure.
I got mine Dec 2017 ($300 Canadian), i did not want to spend that much money but my husband convinced me, i was planning to buy the clear blue ovulation for $70 and within a couple of months i would spend more than that, he told me in the long run Ava would be worth it. We got pregnant after 5 months of using it and 10 mths trying altogether. I wasnt actively using opks before, so i was thinking of temping but i love my sleep in the morning, i didnt see myself waking up every morning same time. Ava was great for me. I didnt have any problem with it. I am 36 wks pregnant now. I will use it again when we try for our next child.
Post # 15
I was about to buy the Ava bracelet, but Darling Husband did a sperm analysis before and it turned out pretty bad. I’d definitly do that before buying Ava because for us, it would have been a waste of money.