Getting started with your trackle cycle computer

The first steps are best taken together. That's why we have summarized everything you need to know when it comes to putting the trackle into operation.

We'll start from the very beginning with the first login, pairing your sensor and how you start measuring. We will explain how to insert and remove the sensor, how trackle evaluates, and explain your daily trackle routine to you.

How to connect - step by step

1. Download the trackle app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
2. Open the app and go to "Create a new account".
3. Enter your email address and click "Next."
4. Now you will write a password, very important: save it somewhere!
5. Click "Yes" and enter your password in the next step.
6. By clicking "Next", you will be logged in and able to pair your sensor.

How to pair your sensor - step by step

1. After connecting, the app will ask you to add a sensor. If you have an Android phone, enable location services in addition to Bluetooth and Internet and allow the trackle app to access your location.

remove the sensor from its box and open the trackle application.

3. Put the sensor back in its box to begin pairing.

4. Your sensor will now flash three times long and twice short, then it will be visible in the app.

5. click on "Pair sensor" - your sensor is then registered and paired.

  • Congratulations, you are now logged in and your trackle is ready to measure!

    But when and how do you actually start?

    Especially at the beginning you should wear the sensor every night if possible so that it can collect meaningful data.
    It doesn't matter if you don't wear it for a night, but try to wear it every night if possible.
    Start measuring after your menstrual period. The measurement should begin when the bleeding has stopped. You should start on day 5 of your cycle at the latest, i.e. five days after the first day of menstruation.

    Don't worry: If you are still bleeding slightly, you can use your trackle, in combination with a pad, for example.

  • How long should I measure each night? Can I remove the sensor from time to time?

    In order for trackle to determine your basal value you should wear the trackle sensor for at least 4 hours while you sleep.

    You can remove the sensor in between when you need to go to the bathroom or have sex. trackle can simply exclude these small measurement pauses from the calculation.

  • Do you still have data from your previous menstrual period?

    If you still have data from your last menstrual period at hand, you can add it to the app before your first measurement. On the corresponding day you simply enter your bleeding strength.

    The same applies to data about your cervical mucus.

    As soon as you enter something, the first trackle cycle begins. And as soon as one cycle is completed, you will receive your forecasts.

How do you remove the trackle? - Tips and tricks

In the morning, when you wake up, you remove the sensor, which can take a bit of practice, but over time it becomes easier and easier. As you can see in the photo, you introduce two fingers - preferably thumb and index finger - into the vagina in a position that suits you and you grasp the sensor by its lower part.

Then just remove it!

What do you do if you can't get the trackle out?

First of all: Don't panic!

The sensor cannot be lost and you will definitely be able to remove it.

One trick is to push it forward so that you can grab it better. This is easily done by exerting a little pressure with the pelvic floor - similar to having a bowel movement.

Another trick is to push a little while in the squat position and then grab it. You can also let gravity work for you and move around a bit.

Sometimes it also helps if you just try it a little later.

What you should always know: It is absolutely not bad for your health if the sensor stays in for more than one. Nothing can happen or anything can break.

  • The daily routine actually begins in the evening: when the sensor is inserted

    1. Take your sensor out of the white storage box.
    2. Check if the trackle is damaged anywhere - if you find any deformation or damage, you must not use it.
    3. You insert the trackle into the vagina like a tampon - if it is in the right place, you should no longer feel it.
    4. Now off to bed and good night! The sensor measures while you sleep.
    5. Remove the sensor in the morning after getting up: To do this, insert two fingers into the vagina in the position that is most comfortable for you and grab the sensor at the bottom of its bridge.
    6. Now clean the sensor with soap and water and dry it.

  • Now it's time to transfer your data - and it works like this:

    1. Bluetooth and WIFI activated.
    With an Android smartphone: GPS activated.
    3. Open the trackle app and go to the yellow tab.
    4. Now place your trackle in the storage box with the recessed grip facing up.
    5. Wait until the sensor has synchronized.
    Observe your cervical mucus several times throughout the day and enter the best quality that you were able to observe into the app in the evening.
    7. The sensor and app do the rest!

    You simply leave the sensor in its storage box until you wear it again.

How to clean your trackle

Clean your trackle with plenty of water or use a little soap immediately after removing it, before transmitting the temperature to the app. When using soap, however, make sure that no soap residue remains on the outer surface.

It is important that you do not use harsh detergents or abrasive products to clean your trackle. If necessary, you can also disinfect your trackle, but this is not mandatory. To do so, please follow the cleaning instructions in the user manual.

  • trackle evaluates according to the rules of the symptothermal method.

    Every day, trackle uses your cervical mucus and basal body temperature entries to check where you are in your cycle and whether or not your ovulation has already occurred.

    In order to evaluate your cycle, trackle needs your cervical mucus, your menstruation and your basal body temperature entries.

    Your ovulation has taken place when your body has reached the temperature peak and when your cervical mucus has changed from the very best quality back to poorer quality. Here you can read the exact rules again.

  • This is what your first cycle looks like BEFORE the evaluation

    In the first cycle, trackle does not know you and your cycle yet and therefore shows you “Today is a fertile day” - until enough information has been collected to perform a recalculation.

    Every day trackle checks your entries for cervical mucus and your basal body temperature to find out whether you have ovulated yet.

    For evaluating your cycle trackle therefore requires your input of cervical mucus, your menstrual input and your basal temperature. As soon as ovulation has been detected according to the rules of the symptothermal method, the display in your app will change accordingly.

  • This is what your cycles look like AFTER trackle has detected ovulation

    As soon as trackle has evaluated your temperature peak and your cervical mucus peak, you will see your ovulation. The turquoise marked days around your ovulation indicate when you were actually fertile. The yellow color marks the day of ovulation.

    Starting with your 2nd cycle, trackle also shows you a cycle forecast in the calendar view. Here trackle shows you when your ovulation will probably take place in the next cycles.

    Important: the forecasts are not a basis for contraception! If you use trackle for contraception, please check your fertility status on the start screen every day. Only the current, daily display may be the basis for your contraception decision!

  • This is how cycle forecasts looks like

    In the days between periods and before ovulation has taken place, the app first tells you "Today is a fertile day" during the first cycles measured by the sensor. The reason for this is that the time of ovulation can shift with each cycle - depending on external circumstances (stress, travel, illness, ...).

    Cycle predictions can, however, help you know when the next ovulation is likely to occur. They adapt to you and become more and more precise as you use trackle.

  • The fertile window

    The egg cell can only be fertilized for 12 to a maximum of 18 hours after ovulation. However, the body has found an ingenious way to extend this period: the cervical mucus changes its consistency around ovulation due to the hormone estrogen - it becomes drwable and increasingly resembles the appearance of egg white.
    This protein-like cervical mucus changes the pH of the vagina and allows sperm to survive in the female body for up to 5 days.
    You are actually fertile only in your fertile time window, i.e. 4 days before ovulation, the day of ovulation itself, and 2 days after.

  • When does trackle tell you the fertility window?

    Trackle forecasts tell you when your ovulation is likely to occur in the next cycle. Once ovulation has occurred, trackle can re-confirm the exact date of your fertile window.

    The more cycles you measure with the trackle, the more accurate the predictions for your ovulation and therefore your fertility window become.