With the new feature in the app, you are able to calibrate your basal thermometer. Calibrating your thermometer means you are able to see if you are measuring correctly, and if your thermometer is working properly.
This is how you can calibrate your thermometer:
- Go to your account in the app or on the website.
- In your profile you’ll see “Calibrate your thermometer” button.
Now measure three times in a row, and enter it in the app. You can calibrate anytime and as many times as you wish!
To calibrate you need to measure your temperature 3 times in a row and enter the values in the app. Here is step by step instructions with few tips and tricks:
- Always measure in the same place and the same way for best results!
Put the thermometer under your tongue, and only then click on the start-button. The thermometer will show you different values every time you measure. This is normal, since our temperature shifts, and also the thermometer gets warmer every time you measure. This is why it’s important to measure on the same place in your mouth when measuring, not only for calibrating the thermometer, but also when measuring every morning
- The results and what they mean.
When you’re done, the app will tell you if the calibration succeeded or if something might be wrong with how you measure, or your thermometer. The result you might get is:
• Calibration succeeded: then everything is perfect and you should just keep doing what you’re doing.• Calibration uncertain: When the result shows “calibration uncertain”, you should first re-do the procedure and try again, as the result was borderline. Make sure you follow the instructions and measure correctly and in the same way all the three times. The second time you calibrate after getting the uncertain result, you will either get success or fail.
• Calibration failed: When your temperature shifts more than 0.3° degrees Celsius (or 0.54 degrees Fahrenheit) between the measurements, something might be either wrong with how you measure or your thermometer might need to be replaced. It is important to detect such issues early on as you otherwise might get too high day-to-day temperature variations for Natural Cycles to be able to detect your ovulation.
Have you calibrated yet? Log in and do it today and please comment on this blog post or leave your feedback here. If you’re not a Cycler yet, sign up today for the 1 year offer and get a basal thermometer included in the price.