Temping question

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
9828 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Overall, I don’t consider FF expensive (versus the cost of fertility treatments, anyways!) It’s $25 for the whole year, but I guess “expesnive” is relative. Besides that app, I think the Ovia app is nice, and it’s free.

I like BBTs that have a backlit display, because it makes reading them in the early morning with no lights on easier and I don’t have to pull out my cell phone. I just bought this one off amazon and like that it stores the info, so if I fall back asleep or forget to log it right away, I can still access it: https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Function-Thermometer-Temperature-backlight-switchable/dp/B01MFFBT8Y/ref=sr_1_7_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1520868061&sr=8-7&keywords=bbt+thermometer+for+ovulation

Post # 3
1171 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t think you need to pay for fertility friend. I just use the free basic version and it’s good enough for me.

A thermometer that has a memory feature is helpful.because I usually take my temp, roll over and go back to sleep. Then I record it when I actually get up  

Post # 4
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I use this thermometer. I used it until I bought my Wink a couple years ago, and when the Wink broke about two years, I pulled this good old trusty out again and it’s still going strong! As much as I loved how easy the Wink was to sync, I decided $10 is better to replace than $110! And it outlasted the Wink by over a year at this point!


Post # 5
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I just use the free basic version of fertility friend.

Post # 6
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I really liked the paid version of FF because you could overlay your different monthly cycles to look at patterns / anomalies. But that was the only real benefit in my mind. It was only $25 for a year… well worth it IMO. Otherwise, the free version is about 95% as good. 

Post # 7
1863 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

The free version of FF is better than all the other apps I have tried.  The paid features are really just fun bonuses and you don’t need them for the functionality of the app.  That said, theyre fun/interesting and I would say it’s worth paying the membership fee if you are TTC.  I think I bought them when I was TTC and they had a discount.  Now that I am not TTC, I just use the free version.  

Post # 8
377 posts
Helper bee

I used FF and liked it but it was not realistic for me and my lifestyle. Taking the temp at the same time every morning was not going well so we invested in an AVA braclet and so far it has been working great along with OPKs to confirm its accuracy. 

Post # 9
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

jojumore :  I just got the Ava bracelet yesterday and wore it last night for the first time. Do you plug in your temp on there into an app to detect ovulation or does Ava tell you when you ovulated? 

Post # 11
7633 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yeah I just picked up a bbt thermometer at CVS for $10. It’s still going strong after almost 6 months of daily use! 

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