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1 OF
THE things
YOU SHOULD
know ABOUT
EACH OTHER

natural family planning
or
natural contraception

trackle is a fully integrated wearable to identify the individual fertility window.

At ovulation the body core temperature rises – and only then women are fertile. If this rise of body core temperature is detected, women know exactly where to go from there: depending on the wish to get pregnant or vice versa to prevent pregnancy.

trackle measures the body core temperature throughout the whole night. In doing so, it easily determines the relevant data, which is the lowest measured temperature.

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Function

trackle is simple, comfortable and safe.

trackle is worn in the vagina. It measures the body core temperature continuously overnight.

In the morning after waking up, trackle is taken out and rinsed under running water. After, it is discretely stored in its repository box.

The measured temperatures are transferred wirelessly to the trackle system. The trackle system processes the data and passes the results over to the user’s phone. Learn more.

In the app the user is able to put in other symptoms, and observations needed by the system to safely evaluate the cycle status.

 

 

Why?

With trackle it finally will be truly possible to use the symptothermal method with all its advantages.

No implants. No hormones. Valid information.

trackle helps women who want to get pregnant – and those who want to prevent pregnancy.

Both need to know exactly where they are in their menstrual cycle, so they can plan ahead to have sex, or to use contraception.

With trackle the symptothermal method will truly be userfriendly:
No hormones, no implants, valid information – super simple.

The method trackle is based upon combines the exact temperature measurements with individual symptoms and reaches a Pearl Index of 0.4 – it is as safe as the contraception pill. trackle helps you to easily apply this method properly.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

Got any questions about trackle and how it employs the symptothermal method as your tool for natural family planning or non-chemical contraceptives in general?

 

We hope you’ll find your questions covered in our FAQ section!

What is trackle made of?

The technical insides of trackle, consisting of measuring- and transmission modules is entirely cast in medical silicone. The  sensor has a handle for easy removal after usage. The trackle-kit also includes a box for storing the device safely and the app.

What happens during sex with trackle?

You’ll have to remove the sensor before intercourse. Just remember to insert it before going to sleep. Easy as that.

Concerning data privacy...

Data safety is one of our core focusses in developing trackle: We believe that a users body temperatures belong exclusively to her. We encrypt your data upon measuring. Any data transmissions are also encrypted in an end-to-end fashion and safe from unwanted access.

How does data transmission work?

trackle both records and stores your body core temperature inside the sensor. Once the sensor is placed inside the storage box all data will be transmitted to the backend via the user’s personal device (smartphone). All data is processed using learning algorithms and sent back to the user device.

For how long can I use the trackle sensor?

The sensor has a lifespan of two years – after that you’ll have to replace your sensor. The app will notify you once the time has come. Also, we’ll take the old sensor back for disposal, should you want us to. If you wish to read up on this topic, there’s more to know in our manual.

trackle and breastfeeding - does that work?

During breastfeeding, you won’t have a cycle as it takes a while for the first ovulation to happen again. Within that period, you can use trackle to monitor whether the first ovulation happened and you can expect your cycle to re-start. But still, trackle needs to “see” a full cycle to give reliable prognosis for the next one. Therefore, do not use trackle for contraception unless the first cycle is completed.

How do I switch out sensors?

You can safely dispose of your old sensor as of any other electronic device, e.g. at a corresponding collection station for electronic waste in your area. Alternatively feel free to send your old sensor back to us, so we can take care of the disposal process for you. If you decide to keep using our services, simply order a new trackle-kit after the usage period of two years has ended.

trackle and illnesses

Basically there is no such thing as a pre-existing condition that will render the trackle system useless to a potential user. In some situations it might be extra important to keep an eye on your body though, and rather add in an interfering factor than ignore it. This is especially relevant in case of a recurring illness or when using medication irregularly or receiving treatment from time to time: In such cases it’s better to mark values as disturbed data and wait for your body to react. When in doubt, consult your doctor.

Does trackle consider my cervical mucus/cervix position data?

If you want to experience the best possible protection using the methods of natural family planning, you’ll have to enter both the status of your cervical mucus and cervix position for evaluation. The more data you feed into the system, the better your predictions.

How much is it?

trackle will cost you €190.90 for two years – €99.50 per year. After two years it’s all up to you whether you’re interested in getting a follow-up trackle-kit.

When will I be able to purchase trackle and where?

You can order trackle over at our shop. Our roll-out is planned to commence in february/march 2018.

Can the sensor slip or disappear?

The sensor is approximately as large as a tampon. If you’ve ever used one, you’ll know that upon inserting it deep enough, you will neither have any unpleasant sensations nor will it move about or even disappear.

Do I have to wear trackle during my period?

In most cases measuring during your period is not required. Only if your cycle is extremely short and your ovulation happens very early you might need to consider starting your measurements on the fourth or fifth day of your period, so that enough data can be collected.

What if I forget to wear trackle for a night?

The limitation of the fertile window becomes more precise the more data the system has at it’s disposal. Less data means more “fertile days” – up to the point where the cycle can not be evaluated at all. The more security you need, the more often you should measure.

Why do I have to wear trackle inside my vagina?

This way we can evaluate your body core temperature which is the most reliable data to analyze for your fertility. There’s not much choice when it comes to places where you can access your core temperature. Women know, that wearing a tampon is usually not something that’ll create unpleasant sensations.

What data can I see in the app?

The app shows your current fertility status: Fertile or non-fertile. Furthermore you’ll be able to see the date of your next ovulation and period. You’ll need to confirm your period manually via the app as well as enter additional information on your cycle, such as cervical mucus, cervix position (most of you will know those processes from natural family planning). Also you’ll be able to input whether you’re currently ill, on meds etc. to let our algorithms know which measurements shouldn’t be taken into consideration.

What is the storage box good for?

The box is used for storing your device safely and hygienically. And: The sensor notices when you put it inside the box: Only then will it transmit your data. That way the sensor will never transmit data out of your body.

Can I use trackle alongside the pill?

No, you can’t. While using chemical contraceptives your body’s cycle is interrupted and on hold, which means: No ovulation, no rise in temperature to be evaluated.

Does the trackle app run on both iOs and android devices?

Yes.

Didn’t find the right question/answer for you? You’d still like to get product information, info on how automated temperature measurements are taken or how our predictions on fertility work?

No worries! We’ll gladly answer any of your inquiries in all things trackle. Feel free to contact us!

News from the trackle Blog

The trackle Blog is only available in German for now – sorry! But stay tuned we are planning on publishing all the awesome news and background info about trackle in our English Blog very soon.

For the time beeing, please feel free to explore our German Blog posts.

News from the trackle Blog

The trackle Blog is only available in German for now – sorry! But stay tuned we are planning on publishing all the awesome news and background info about trackle in our English Blog very soon.

For the time beeing, please feel free to explore our German Blog posts.

Team

Who is trackle?

Katrin Reuter

Stephan Noller

Maxim Loick

Founder & Public Relations

Katrin Reuter had the idea for trackle. She has two sons with Maxim.

Business Consultant & Invetor

Stephan Noller is a Business-Angel, IT-enthusiast and has an infamous crafting-basement.

Business Analyst & CTO

Maxim Loick works in international large-scale software projects as a requirements engineer.

Team

Who is trackle?

Katrin Reuter

Founder
&
Public Relations

Katrin Reuter had the idea of trackle. She has two sons with Maxim.

Stephan Noller

Business Consultant
&
Inventor

Stephan Noller is a Business-Angel, IT-enthusiast and has an infamous crafting-basement.

Maxim Loick

Business Analyst
&
CTO

Maxim Loick works in international large-scale software projects as a requirements engineer.

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trackle in the Media

Read about trackle here:

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zeitonline logo trackle press coverage welt logo trackle press coverage
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