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Clearblue Fertility Monitor Reviews 2019

I initially wrote this post after performing a thorough research and talking to women who had used a Clearblue fertility monitor. But after using the Clearblue Advanced Fertility Monitor 1 Count, I thought it was time to update this post to share my experience.

My Experience with the Clearblue Advanced Fertility Monitor

I used the Clearblue Advanced Fertility Monitor in conjunction with Wondfo ovulation test strips to compare my findings.

I waited until my next cycle to set up a “new cycle” on the monitor. I had to set up the device between cycle day (CD) 1 and 4, and I was prompted to select a 6-hour testing window.

The manufacturer advised using first-morning urine, so I selected 11 a.m., which gave me a testing window of 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The monitor indicated the days I had to test.

I have an average cycle length of 26 days, and the monitor indicated I had to perform 10 tests during my cycle. I didn’t have to take any tests after my peak days.

The monitor displayed a flashing symbol when I was approaching the end of my cycle, and I set it up for the next cycle when Aunt Flo showed up.

Clearblue Advanced Fertility Monitor 1 Count

What I Liked about the Monitor

It was easy to set up and use. The results were also easy to read, and the 5-minute waiting time was acceptable. The monitor displayed results as “Low”, “High,” or “Peak.

Low means the user is unlikely to conceive if she has intercourse. High means the user is approaching her peak fertility and her chances of conception are increased. Peak means the user has the highest chance of conception.

Reading the results was more straightforward than with the Wondfo ovulation test strips. With the strips, it was sometimes difficult to tell whether the test line was as dark as the control line.

What I Didn’t Like about the Monitor

The results were a little frustrating during the first month. I got a lot of “High” days, even as early as CD 7 (I typically ovulate on CD 12 to 14). The Wondfo test strips were showing that I wasn’t close to ovulating although the monitor indicated otherwise.

However, after reading quite a bit, it appeared it was normal to have many high days when you start using the monitor. It takes some time for the monitor to study your cycle, and during subsequent cycles, you’ll get fewer “High” fertility days.

The test sticks were quite expensive, and a box of 30 sticks cost close to $40. Luckily, I had to use only 10 sticks per cycle. If you have longer cycles, expect to use more (up to 20 sticks per cycle).

How Does the Clearblue Fertility Monitor Work?

It tracks two reproductive hormones, luteinizing and estrogen. The device alerts you so that you know when you are likely to conceive. If you have sexual intercourse on those days, your chances of becoming pregnant are much higher.

The beauty of this type of monitor is that you can use it at home and check your fertility status daily. The information collected by the monitor is relayed to you through touchscreen technology.

I’ll describe the different models of Clearblue fertility monitors and the test sticks that have to be used with the monitors.

Clearblue Fertility Monitor 1 Count

Clearblue Fertility Monitor 1 Count

Clearblue Fertility Monitor 1 Count is sensitive enough to detect when your fertility is at its peak, increasing your chances for pregnancy.  The device, which is hand-held, is used together with test sticks and monitors the levels of reproductive hormones.

This Clearblue monitor surpasses most existing fertility monitors since it monitors both luteinizing hormone and estrogen. Actually, the monitor is able to identify two peak fertility days and high fertility days.

The only problem with this monitor is that you will have to buy the sticks separately if you need a refill.

The video below demonstrates how to use this monitor.

Pros

  • It provides daily monitoring of your cycle so that you do not miss peak fertility days. It is an excellent tool for those who are striving to conceive without success.
  • It monitors the main fertility hormones, including estrogen and luteinizing hormone.
  • The tool is easy to use. Just pee on the test stick and connect it to the monitor, which will display the results after a few minutes.

Cons

  • It only works when you start using it at the beginning of your cycle. Hence, if you buy it in between your cycle, you may have to wait until your cycle starts again to use the kit.
  • It is relatively expensive.

The Clearblue Fertility Monitor 1 Count is an excellent choice from Clearblue Easy. 

It has been proven easy to use and efficient for monitoring fertility hormones. However, the price is quite high, and if you need to use the kit for more than one cycle, refills can be expensive.

Clearblue Fertility Monitor, Touch Screen

Clearblue Fertility Monitor, Touch Screen, Helps You Get Pregnant Faster

The Clearblue Fertility Test Monitor, Touch Screen is an excellent tool for anyone with irregular periods. It can help you identify your peak fertile days.

The package comes with a fertility monitoring device as well as a set of test strips, which you have to use throughout your cycle.

The display, a highly responsive touchscreen, gives you all the information you need about your fertility status. Besides, it is very user-friendly. 

The video below demonstrates how to use this monitor.

Pros

  • The kit comes with test sticks, which makes this model stand out. With the other Clearblue fertility monitor, you must buy the test sticks separately.
  • It gives you a high assurance due to the accuracy of the device. 
  • The touch screen is easy to use. Additionally, the device can store your data, and it gives you clear insights into your fertility status. 
  • The tool tracks the daily status of your fertility, making it is easier for you to get pregnant.

Cons

  • It is more expensive than many fertility stools. This discourages some women from buying and using it.
  • It limits you to using Clearblue products, which makes it costly if you have to use it consistently for several cycles.

The Clearblue Fertility Test Monitor, Touch Screen is an excellent tool for women who have difficulties tracking their fertility.

It is designed to give clear results within a short period. However, it will cost you a substantial amount of money.

Clearblue Fertility Monitor Test Sticks, 30 Fertility Sticks

Clearblue Fertility Monitor Test Sticks, 30 Fertility Tests

The Clearblue Fertility Monitor Test Sticks are unmatched when it comes to conventional ovulation tests. They increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. The sticks detect the presence of the two primary reproductive hormones—estrogen and luteinizing hormone.

Unlike traditional methods, it is able to identify more than the two peak fertility days. Other assessment methods, including vaginal ultrasound scans and serum hormone measurements, are considerably expensive and cannot be conducted at home.

Additionally, the Clearblue Fertility Monitor Test Sticks are easy to use and are a reliable way of tracking your fertility. The pack comes with 30 test strips and and must be used with a Clearblue fertility monitor, with or without a touchscreen.

Pros

  • You get a total of 30 test sticks. These are enough for women who have short cycles; they can use these for three cycles.
  • Together with the Clearblue fertility monitors, this tool identifies the days when you can get pregnant, thereby maximizing your chances of conceiving.

Cons

  • The sticks are expensive, considering that 30 sticks cost about $40.
  • The sticks cannot be used with other Clearblue products except with the Clearblue fertility monitors described above.

Conclusion

The Clearblue line of fertility monitors remove many user interpretation errors and increase your chances of conceiving. These high-tech devices are non-invasive and user-friendly and despite their high cost, it is worth giving them a try, especially if you’re facing difficulties in pinpointing your fertile periods.

Further Reading

  1. Su HW, Yi YC, Wei TY, Chang TC, Cheng CM. Detection of ovulation, a review of currently available methods. Bioeng Transl Med. 2017 May 16;2(3):238-246. doi: 10.1002/btm2.10058. eCollection 2017 Sep.
  2. Jones G, Carlton J, Weddell S, Johnson S, Ledger WL. Women’s experiences of ovulation testing: a qualitative analysis. Reprod Health. 2015 Dec 21;12:116. doi: 10.1186/s12978-015-0103-y.
  3. Porucznik CA, Cox KJ, Schliep KC, Stanford JB. Pilot test and validation of the peak day method of prospective determination of ovulation against a handheld urine hormone monitor. BMC Womens Health. 2014 Jan 8;14:4. doi: 10.1186/1472-6874-14-4.
  4. Evans-Hoeker E, Pritchard DA, Long DL, Herring AH, Stanford JB, Steiner AZ. Cervical mucus monitoring prevalence and associated fecundability in women trying to conceive. Fertil Steril. 2013 Oct;100(4):1033-1038.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.06.002.
  5. Bouchard TP, Genuis SJ. Personal fertility monitors for contraception. CMAJ. 2011 Jan 11;183(1):73-6. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.090195.
  6. Robinson JE, Wakelin M, Ellis JE. Increased pregnancy rate with use of the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor. Fertil Steril. 2007 Feb;87(2):329-34. Epub 2006 Oct 30.
Princila M
 

Hi! Thanks for visiting. I'm a science geek and proud mom of two adorable kids. I love to research, learn, and write about personal improvement, healthy living, and fertility. On this site, I'll be reviewing the best fertility tests and discussing tips to help couples trying to conceive. I appreciate you visiting my website, and I'd be glad to answer any questions you may have. Visit our About page for more details and to connect with me.

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Katie - February 21, 2017

This post really hit home for me. I’m so happy I was able to read this. My husband and I have been trying to conceive without any luck so far. My doctor recommended I monitor my ovulation cycle. I literally had no education and went to the store just staring at the different tests. It’s nice to read this and have you break down the pros and cons so clearly.
Price is always a factor for most of us so I like that you explained why a little extra money is worth it for the clear blue product. I don’t have any negative feedback – just a positive thank you for sharing this with everyone. I wish I would have read this sooner.

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    Princila M - March 7, 2017

    I agree with you, Katie. Price is always one of those factors that influence our willingness to purchase a product. However, what the product has to offer typically matches the price. This is the case, for example, of Clearblue Screen Fertility Monitor and 30 Monitor Test Sticks, which comes with 30 sticks.
    I hope you get pregnant soon.
    Cheers!

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corrie95 - February 21, 2017

I’m a mom, I have a three year old girl and am interested in having more. I was looking at the reviews of the clear blue fertility monitor and it mentioned that a con for them was the price. I would like to see the actual price there on the cons list so I can really compare if its worth the price right next to the pros list. I was wondering if you can put some other brands to help people compare pricey ones to cheaper ones to prove why the more costly ones are the better choice.

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    Princila M - February 22, 2017

    Hi Corrie,

    Thank you for visiting and commenting. To address your concerns, I avoid listing prices because these are subject to change on Amazon. To solve this issue, I’m using a plugin that makes it easy for visitors to view the current price on Amazon right there on the post. Just over your mouse over the the heading (product name), and you’ll see the List Price and Current Price on Amazon. As for the list, yeah, that’s a great idea. I have reviewed other products that are less pricey. As an example, you can read my review of HealthyWiser Test Kit here. A price comparison table would be a great idea and I’ll definitely put that on my list.

    Have a great day!

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Joy - February 24, 2017

Yikes that is a little on the pricey side…but a whole lot less than in-vitro or other more invasive fertility treatments. If I was having difficulty getting pregnant I would definitely go this route prior to paying for any other type clinical procedure. I wonder if any benefits or insurance plans would help to cover some of the cost of it.

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    Princila M - February 25, 2017

    Hi Joy!

    I agree with you. A little pricey, but much cheaper than infertility treatments. For a couple trying to get pregnant, it is worth starting with these before consulting a physicians if they have no results after 6 months of trying.

    Thanks for visiting and hope you have a nice day.

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delroaustria - February 27, 2017

This is really a good choice to buy. We always make sure with my wife to frequently check her pregnancy and we bought over-the-counter fertility test sticks. It seems it pricey but we don’t mind as long as it give reliable result.

I will mark this post and have it read with my wife.

Thanks for sharing this useful tip.

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    Princila M - February 27, 2017

    Thank you visiting and commenting, Delroaustria. Wish you all the best in your pregnancy journey.

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Stisse - March 3, 2017

Hi Princila,
thanks for a great review on fertility sticks and for your whole site in general that supports and help couples to conceive! For many, fertility is a sensitive issue and can’t be taken for granted. It’s not easy to get pregnant for everybody and in those cases right help is needed. I like the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor. Even that it’s a bit pricy, you get more for the money with 30 fertility strips.

I will recommend your website to my friend that is trying to become pregnant right now. I just want to add and let me know if you don’t agree with me, but isn’t the way a couple match a big nominator whether they will be extra fertile, or have problems conceive?

Thanks again for this interesting review!
Best wishes,
Stina

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    Princila M - March 3, 2017

    Hi Stisse!

    I’m glad you found this review helpful and plan to share it with your friend. As for your question, it didn’t come out clear to me. I would be glad to answer any questions that you might have.

    Thanks and all the best!

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Madelaine - March 7, 2017

Hello! What a great article!
My husband and I have been married for a little more than two years now, and we have a wonderful four month old daughter, so I’m a mother of one. We’re planning on trying again in the summer, so this information is VERY helpful. You make everything so clear to understand. I knew basically nothing about ovulation tests but you cleared it all up for me. THANK YOU!
Madelaine L.

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    Princila M - March 7, 2017

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting, Madelaine. Glad you found this help.
    All the best as you try for number two!

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Win Bill - January 15, 2018

This device might be more expensive than other fertility monitors on the market, but it is actually pretty helpful because it is sensitive enough to be able to detect leutenizing hormone. This is important because that is when ovulation happens. The non-included test strips is a bummer, but it is a small price to pay if it is accurate and help the ladies get pregnant. I have a friend who is suffering from irregular periods right now. Whenever she gets an upset stomach, she shoots to the bathroom to check for pregnancy. So far no HCG has been detected. Hopefully this clear blue fertility monitor can make a difference for her. Do you think she should use this monitor everyday for the whole month?

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    Princila M - January 15, 2018

    Hi Win,

    Thanks for visiting again and leaving a comment. 

    I do agree that Clearblue fertility monitors are expensive. Additionally, the monitor are sold separately from the test sticks–which might discourage some users. However, they are worth the price due to their proven efficacy to increase conception chances by up to 89%. 

    Regarding your friend, it would help that she consults her ob-gyn if she has been trying for more than one year (i.e., if she’s younger than 35) or earlier if she’s older. Based on your description, she must be very anxious to think she’s pregnant whenever she gets a stomach upset. I can imagine her disappointment whenever she tests negative. It might help if she sees a specialist for further help.

    All the best to your friend. 

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Natalie - February 16, 2018

HI ladies! I wanted to write a review because I know how important is to see other people’s experience when buying something like this. I will 100% buy this product again, no doubt! I used it for 1 month only and the first month I used it I GOT PREGNANT!!! It tells you when is the best time to have sex and it takes the guessing part out of the game. We had sex every other day during high days and every day twice during peak days. Some people say it is not recommended to have sex more than once a day, but we did it and here I am PREGNANT!!!! May be because my husband didn’t have a lower sperm count to begin with, not sure. I had a miscarriage in October and I tried November and December but we missed the good days, so this monitor was a blessing because I didn’t want to have the uncertainty anymore. I have a regular normal period, not like a clock, but it is pretty regular. It gave me 6 or 7 days of high days and 2 peak days. I wasn’t sure why does it ask you to test in the morning when other ovulation test recommend in the afternoon, but I followed instructions and it worked :). Good luck to all out there trying. My prayers are with you 🙂

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    Princila M - February 16, 2018

    Hi, Natalie!

    I’m glad to hear Clearblue Fertility Monitor worked for you and hope you get pregnant again soon. You said you would “100% buy this product again.” Are you referring to the monitor or the test sticks? If you already have the monitor, all you need to do is purchase the test sticks.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and good luck!

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