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Basal Digital Thermometer

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3.6 out of 5 stars 207 customer reviews

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About the Product
  • Basic digital thermometer

Product Description

Check Basal Temperature to: * Increase likelihood of conception. * Understand your fertility cycle. * Oral or Rectal Use. * Lifetime guarantee. Accu-Beep Feature�. * Guarantees fast, accurate readings. * Beeps when placed correctly. * Signals when done. Bonus: Exclusive Temperature Charts included by Toni Weschler, MPH, Author "Taking Charge of Your Fertility." Guaranteed Accuracy - Only the Accu-Beep� feature guarantees fast, one-minute accurate readings. * Continuous beep confirms your are using the basal thermometer correctly. * Lets you know the thermometer is properly positioned. * Signals when done. * Clinically proven to match glass thermometer accuracy. Added Safety * No glass to break. Easy to Use * Auto memory shows last temperature taken * Fast, one-minute temperature read-out * Battery/storage case included * Automatic shut-off Easy to Read * Extra large lighted display for easy reading. Basal Body Temperature: Basal Temperature is the normal body temperature of a healthy person immediately upon awakening in the morning. In women, this temperature normally rises after ovulation due to hormonal changes. Thus, a temperature increase near the middle of your menstrual cycle can indicate ovulation has occurred. Identifying Ovulation Timing: Tracking your basal temperature can help you to identify ovulation timing. Temperature Tracking Charts are included to help you track your temperature for your menstrual cycles. By taking your temperature with the B-D Basal Digital Thermometer each morning throughout your cycle, a pattern usually becomes visible. This pattern, along with other indicators can help you determine the timing of your ovulation. Knowledge of ovulation timing can help you increase or decrease your likelihood of conception.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.6 x 1.1 inches ; 0.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B001AM43VY
  • UPC: 382905245602
  • Item model number: 524560
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,267 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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First of all, I really love this thermometer and all that it has to offer. The continuous beeps really do help to know that the thermometer is in the proper position. It normally takes me less than 30 seconds to get a reading and its great that it beeps when its done. The memory recall feature is definitely a plus, esp. when I'm still too drowsy to remember the temp, and the back light feature is equally great. I think this is one of the only thermometers with a backlight. I've been using it with success for the FAM for almost two years now. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

I've been reading the complaints that people have and a lot of them aren't valid or easily solved. Here they are:

PROBLEM 1: This thermometer can't be used as a basal thermometer or to track fertility because it doesn't record to the 1/100th (like 97.39) of a degree.

Answer: FALSE!! Tony Weschler, states in her latest edition "Taking charge of your fertility", a groundbreaking book on the subject of the Fertility Awareness method (and in turn NFP)--just look at the reviews on it here on amazon, on page 76 "Also, it is imperative that it be accurate to within 1/10th degree F. (for example, 97.4), BUT DO NOT USE THOSE THAT MEASURE TO WITHIN 1/100TH of a degree (for example, 97.47) since the latter are unnecessary and confusing." (emphasis added)
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PROBLEM 2: The beeps are WAY too loud. They annoy me and wake up my spouse.

Answer: I personally don't find them to be too loud and neither does my husband, but if you do, on the back of the thermometer there is a small hole for the sound. When you're taking your temperature. Simply take your thumb and lay it straight down the back side of the thermometer while it is in your mouth, so that the hole is covered up.
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As much as a person could love a BBT thermometer, I love this one. This is the only digital basal thermometer I've ever found that has a backlight. Plus, it has a quiet beep every 7 seconds or so that tells you it is still working (so you don't lay there with it in your mouth doing nothing). Both are great for taking temps while it is still dark.
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First, I see Amazon has this listed at $29.99 which is crazy- shop around because I got it around $12 shipped. This BBT is beat by none!

Pros:

BACKLIGHT! From what I've read and researched this is the ONLY backlit BBT (which seems like such a 'duh' thing but it's not standard)

Only 10th of a degree to mess with- no worries to the 100th

Accurrate! I've tested it against 2 others and it is completely right on

Beeps to let you know it's working

Fairly quick

Cons:

Beep is rather loud- if you're a co-sleeper or not wanting to wake the hubby this make be a bothersome point... if you're temping half-asleep though it's a complete asset

All in all I'd recommend it over any other. I've tried 5 total and this one stands in a league of it's own.
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Basal Digital Thermometer / B001AM43VY

I bought this Basal thermometer with the idea that I would chart my cycle, learn about my own body, and eventually use that knowledge to conceive with my partner. The thermometer was not too expensive and the reviews were largely good, so I made my purchase and downloaded my free Basal charts from the Internet and went my merry way. Several weeks later, I have to say that I wish I'd bought a "regular" thermometer at the drug store.

Here is what this thermometer is purported to do: You wake in the morning, and with as little movement as possible (no getting up to use the bathroom, no fumbling for lights, no turning off the alarm clock) you grab the thermometer and go to work. This brand advertises that the thermometer won't start beeping until it is 'correctly positioned' in your mouth (this much seems to be true) and will then beep intermittently for several minutes before punctuating a string of beeps to announce that it is finished. This model is supposedly superior to other brands on the market because it is backlit and has a memory recall function - we'll get to that in a moment.

On accuracy, this thermometer seems to be correct - at least, it always agreed with the "regular" thermometer we keep in the house. (The "regular" thermometer costs less than this Basal one and has a comfortable, flexible tip as opposed to the rigid plastic on this one.) The temperature reading only goes to one decimal, which was fine for my downloaded chart, but some Basal charts require two decimal accuracy.

As far as reliability, the thermometer works sometimes and other times it will not. The beeping just...stops after awhile, without the final readout and without the punctuated string of beeps.
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I bought this thermometer for ovulation charting because it was supposed to be the "best". I had been using a CVS brand thermometer that was accurate but took FOREVER to get a reading. So I was really looking forward to the quick readings this one promised. Alas - here's the breakdown:

The Good: It beeps every 4 seconds so long as you have it in the right spot in your mouth. If the consistent beeping stops, you've opened your mouth or moved it so you know you need to turn it off and start over. I like this feature at 6AM when I'm half asleep and have the tendency to fall asleep and move the thermometer. The beeps don't bother my husband, but he is a hard sleeper. It also has an amazingly quick read-out time. It takes under a minute if you have it in the right spot.

The Bad: The accuracy is poor. It only has a readout to 1 decimal place (most basal thermometers have 2). It has also been giving me wildly erratic readings. I've been charting for years so I'm pretty diligent about doing it first thing in the morning, at the same time, without moving. There's nothing that should be causing such erratic temperatures, especially when the beeps are indicating that I'm holding it correctly. I don't know if I just got a defective one or what.

Summary: If it's not accurate, it's worthless, so I'm going back to my old SLOW thermometer :-( I was so excited about this too.
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