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Reproduction? Yep, there’s an app for that
Gone are the laborious days of having to test out numerous fertility apps just to figure out the most opportune time to try for baby, and so are the times of anxiously waiting for pregnancy test results. Now you can easily find out if you’re with child without the accompanying stress, courtesy of a mobile app.
During CES 2016 this week in Las Vegas, First Response came out with an all-new pregnancy test that connects directly to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Upon testing, it presents the user with rapid results, complete with comprehensive next-step suggestions.
Finding out if you’re pregnant using the First Response Pregnancy PRO stick and app is pretty much like finding out by means of the traditional pee-on-a-stick method: You will still need to wait a few minutes for your hormone levels from your sample to register onto the test. The app provides you with things to do while waiting, so you don’t go nuts thinking about the repercussions of either results, and once the test determines whether or not you’re expecting the information is displayed right in front of you.
Apart from displaying a simple “yes” or “no” once the test registers, the app also instantly lets you calculate your estimated due date, add doctor’s appointments, and track your pregnancy, eliminating the need for additional pregnancy apps to clutter your home screen.
If the result is negative, a cycle tracker is also available to help you try again. The app also compiles all the pregnancy tests you’ve taken into one accessible portal.
Believe it or not, the app-enabled stick isn’t all that much more expensive than a standard pregnancy test. The Bluetooth-equipped First Response Pregnancy PRO stick will cost between $14.99 and $21.99 and will become available in stores this spring. The app will be available on both Android and iOS platforms for free.
Jam Kotenko is a technology reporter and graphic designer who specializes in coverage of Instagram, Facebook, and other social media apps. Her work has been published by Digital Trends, Bustle, and Gotta Be Mobile.