Optimus Petit Sophia Fertility Monitor
- Fertility Monitor - the #1 Advanced Computerized Basal Thermometer
- 210 day or 6 cycle temperature and conditions memory and optional temperature chart PC print-out function
- Indicates fertile days in a cycle and informs of the possibility of pregnancy including due date
- Does not require the use of test strips or refills - one time purchase only
- Informs user with body conditional symbols if there is a need to visit the doctor
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Top Customer Reviews
This does the exact same thing as BabyComp but is obviously much cheaper and is infinitely smaller and lighter and much more user and travel-friendly.
You know when to expect your period, when you're fertile, etc.
I personally like seeing my temps on a chart, so I enter them daily on FertilityFriend.com and that way I can see ovulation dip, possible pregnancy, etc. There are scores of Fertility Awareness sites out there that are free and easy - Fertility Friend is just one that I happen to use.
I also use the "My Days" and "WomanLog" apps on my Droid.
What can I say? I love temping.
Love the fact that it's got an alarm. I usually don't even wake up fully - I just reach over, grab the device, temp, and I'm done. There's a beep that lets you know when your temp is done and recorded.
Yes, it's a bit heavier than a regular, non-computing, non-period alerting, non-ovulation alerting $5 thermomter, but it's not "heavy" by any stretch of the imagination and it's SO worth it. I really love this little thing and I love knowing my body well enough to know exactly the day my period's coming, exactly the days I'm fertile, etc.
Fertility Awareness is effective, natural, and won't increase your risk of cancer and stroke like The Pill.
And frankly, women SHOULD be in tune with their bodies enough to embrace Fertility Awareness.
Anyone want to buy a slightly used BabyComp?
If you want to do FAM this is a good first start, get TCOYF or Nofzinger's book and you are good to go.
The reasons why I did not give five stars is that for a total FAM novice using a device might be confusing. You would be much better off with an ordinary thermometer to learn the rules properly before you blindly trust a computer. Then, this device does not require that you enter your CM, which means it is not truely FAM, but temperature only. And it also does not like if you enter CM after your peak.
Mainly though, I find it is too expensive here. I got it for a third of the price from the manufacturing company.
1. Software and USB cables are available from Craig Medical (just Google "Craig Medical Sophia") for $55. They will send you a USB cable to connect it to your computer and "Madonna" software on a CD. The USB drivers only support Windows 98 and 2000, so if you have an old machine with one of these operating systems you should be good to go. If not, see step 2.
2. The device is manufactured by Nishitomo in Japan, which produces a whole line of Sophia fertility monitors for the Japanese market. For whatever reason, they have stopped producing export versions of the software, but the latest Japanese version is available for free. It runs on all modern versions of Windows (including 64 bit) but there is no Mac version. To find it, Google "madonnav270jpn" and you should see a single result. The page is entirely in Japanese, but the download link is at the very bottom (6.01MB).
3. Installing the software is a bit of a guessing game if (like me) you don't know Japanese, but there are only about three steps and if you accidentally click "cancel", try again. At the first screen, option 1 installs the program and option 2 installs the USB drivers. You need both.
4. The CD from Craig Medical contains a user manual for the older English version (2.30). All of the menu commands and window options are in exactly the same place in the current Japanese version, so you can use the manual to figure things out.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The settings on this thermometer are not at all intuitive. The thermometer is also quite expensive for what it does. Read morePublished on December 17, 2009 by Tee Gee
This fertility thermometer is difficult to use. Better read the instructions in detail before setting it up. Read morePublished on July 19, 2009 by T. Breon
If wanting a natural contraception device, this one is great IF used with charting as explained in the book 'Taking Control of Your Fertility. Read morePublished on June 20, 2009 by Annie Johnson
I really like this thermometer. I adore the alarm clock feature! It stores all my temperatures to no fail. Read morePublished on May 26, 2009 by Wendy