Forget about peeing on a stick and waiting for bars or pluses and minuses to appear, from now on an app will tell if you are pregnant.
First Response Pregnancy Pro is the future of pregnancy tests, presented this week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show.
As the company brags, it is the first connected pregnancy test in history and no, it does not require you to pee on your smartphone.
First Response is basically working as any other test as you still have to sit on the toilet with a stick in your hand. But this is not any ordinary plastic stick! It is connected via Bluetooth with your smartphone or tablet.
So to benefit from First Response’s features you have to follow some steps in an exact order: first buy the test for a modest price between $15 and $20; then download the First Response Pregnancy Pro app from App Store or Play Store; set up the app by responding some questions; turn on the Bluetooth and connect the stick; pee on the stick and wait for the response to appear on your phone. Now enjoy or cry.
The test will ask you in the beginning if you are trying to get pregnant and when was your last day of menstrual cycle. Based on your answers the app will give you completely different experiences during the test.
Women who were trying to get pregnant but the tests shown them a negative answer are going to receive indications and resources to increase their future chances.
From the moment you’ve done the test to the moment when you get the results there is a three minute waiting time. For women taking the test these three minutes are a very stressful period so the app developers collaborated with content providers to keep you company during those hard moments.
You can choose what you prefer to do during the three minutes: get educated, get calmed down or be entertained and the app will give you what you wish. If you choose education the app will display pregnancy-related info while if you want to stay calm it shows meditation exercises and if you prefer to be entertained it will display Buzzfeed videos.
The app won’t deliver the news until you provide a security code that you will find on the stick. Developers say this is a safety measure which helps the user keep their results private.
If you are trying to get pregnant and the result is positive the app will provide a lot of useful information such as important milestones and questions to ask your doctor.
Image source: First Response