At Natural Cycles we are constantly working on improving the app so you can get the very most out of your experience with us. Within the upcoming months, we will be making some changes to the core functionality of the app, so we wanted to give all of our lovely Cyclers a heads up and also gather some feedback. With these changes we want to make the app even more clear and easy to use.
With Natural Cycles you should skip measuring when you feel sick, hungover or have slept more or less than usual. This is so you can get the best green day results.
Up until now you could also alternatively press the button ‘Don’t count this measurement’ when adding your temperature. This button will now be replaced by two buttons that mark your temperature as ‘Normal’ or ‘Deviating’. The functionality remains rather similar, let us explain…
What is a deviating temperature?
Certain factors can affect your temperature such as sickness, alcohol and lack of sleep. From now on we will be indicating this as a ‘Deviating Temperature’, as it can skew your data and will cause you to have more red days – and you don’t want that right?
So if you have any of these symptoms, and still wish to save your temperature in the app – you should always manually mark it as a ‘deviating’ temperature. The app will also automatically detect very high deviations and you will notice this as the temperature will have a strikethrough.
A ‘Deviating’ temperature is not taken into account by the algorithm behind the Natural Cycles app to calculate your green or red day. So the more normal temperatures you enter the better your green day results are likely to be.
Alternatively, you can now actively skip measuring your temperature by clicking ‘Skip today’ at the bottom of the add data page. You can also actively skip measuring if you forgot to measure in the morning and check the app later in the day.
This is great if you want to keep up the habit of checking the app in the morning and to keep track of how much you are measuring.
Days adding data
We will also update the data taken into account for your statistic of ‘Days adding data’. This will now only take ‘Normal’ temperature measurements into account as it is the key indicator for Natural Cycles to work effectively. LH and notes are optional so adding these will not affect these statistics anymore.
Anything above 75% days of adding normal temperature is a great achievement.
You might also have noticed that we’ve added reminders to Natural Cycles which we are very excited about. You can check out our blogpost about the Natural Cycles Reminders feature and how to use it here.
Hope you all enjoy the new features and looking forward to your feedback, please drop us a comment below – we would love to hear what you think.
Your Natural Cycles team