Periods usually arrive once a month, but the exact date, flow, cramp severity and other symptoms are not always consistent. That is why the app store is full of period trackers to give insight on your cycle per individual women.
Majority of women experience a period every 28 days but can be common for the cycle to be shorter or longer sometimes. Irregular periods can be annoying and unpredictable, that is why using a period tracker may be helpful.
Medical News Today says that period tracking can help you get to know your own body, cycle and observe any symptoms – such as mood swings or headaches – that may occur during your cycle. Period trackers can also track when you are most fertile if you are avoiding pregnancy or trying to become pregnant.
With tons of options for period trackers how do you chose the right one for you? Well I have tried out these 3 period tracker apps and here’s what I have to say!
The Period Tracker app is super easy to use, you tap one button when you start you period and then the same button when you end your period. After about 3 months of data inputted to the app, it will then be able to learn your cycle and predict your next period. You can also take notes each day about your symptoms you experience such as your flow, cramps, specific cravings, and even chose your mood from over 30 options. The app is shown in a simple month-view calendar which can show you your period dates, fertility dates and ovulation. Available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.
Spot On is powered by the people of Planned Parenthood to allow you to track your periods and birth control easily. It is designed to track your mood, and body and it can predict your period as well as give advice like what to do when you miss a dose of birth control. You can easily tell the app if you want help tracking your period or both your period and birth control. After a few questions about your brand of birth control and what time you take it, it will record the data to set up discreet reminders for you. Planned Parenthood also offers a judgement free zone, “Spot On doesn’t make any assumptions about your gender, sexual orientation, or reproductive goals. This app talks about your period and birth control the way real people do…”. You can choose to make an account or remain anonymous and still reap the benefits of a period tracker, free and available on both Apple App Store and Google Play.
This clean and modern interface makes it super simple to track your period and PMS symptoms. It uses the data you put into the app to predict your period, PMS, and fertility windows. They offer in depth information about your symptoms and your body. Learn the personal patterns you experience to gain a better understanding of how your body works. It is free and available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
You can virtually use any period tracker that works best for you to track you period and symptoms!