Many devices presented at CES this year were somehow connected to health and First Response launched a pregnancy test which shows result on smartphone.
- Many health related devices were launched at CES
- The Pregnancy Pro can entertain you while you’re waiting for the test result
- The First Response’s new test costs $15
Unlike traditional pregnancy tests, the Pregnancy Pro won’t show plus or minus symbols on it nor pink stripes but it will connect to you smartphone via Bluetooth and the First Response Pregnancy Pro application will tell you whether you’re pregnant or not after asking you a few questions.
The questions you will be asked are about your menstrual cycle and whether you are actively trying to get pregnant. You might wonder why the latter question could be relevant for a smartphone app, as you’re only trying to find out a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. In case you are trying to get pregnant but the result is negative, the app will guide you to different resources that could help improve your future chances.
The Pregnancy Pro test does have a small screen on which you will be able to see the symbol that helps you connect to your smartphone app via Bluetooth. What this new test brings is that the company tried to minimize the three-minute stress period in which a woman has to wait for the test result.
While you’re waiting you can use the app to keep you distracted by choosing between “calm me”, “educate me” and “entertain me”. Each one of these features can show you either written information or a video that will distract you while you’re waiting for the result.
For example, if you choose the “calm me” option you will be shown breathing exercises or meditation, while the “entertain me” button will bring up funny videos from Buzzfeed.
After the three minutes of waiting you are asked to enter a security code located on the stick which will keep your result private. Depending on the result the app follows up with information such as delivery dates, appointment reminders or different tracking features.
If the result is negative but you are trying to get pregnant you will have to buy other Pregnancy Pro tests, as they can only be used once. A test costs $15, which might not be much but it’s definitely more expensive than a pack of three traditional test sticks.
However, since you have the app that could help you not only find out the result but also offer support during pregnancy, you may want to invest in the Pregnancy Pro test.
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