Daysy: the fertility tracker you can trust
Daysy has been developed as a medical device. Not every fertility tracker on the market meets the standards required of a medical device, which are controlled and regulated by a quality management system. Daysy’s precision and quality are our highest priority.
Switzerland-based Valley Electronics AG, creator of Daysy, is certified according to EN ISO 13485, meaning that our quality management is oriented toward the latest standards for medical products. All procedures at Valley Electronics AG are regularly subjected to internal and external overview. This allows us to continuously improve on and innovate our family of fertility trackers.
The unique Daysy algorithm
Daysy determines your fertile and infertile phase using an extensive database and proprietary algorithm. Based on five million menstrual cycles and an algorithm that draws on knowledge from more than 30 years of research, including several studies, Daysy can give you reliable information about your menstrual cycle.
Daysy’s intelligent algorithm based on scientific research, many years of experience with more than 500,000 users, and sophisticated technology offers the highest quality, precision, and reliability for fertility tracking.
These factors play a role in calculating your fertile days:
- Menstrual cycle length: A cycle starts on the first day of menstruation and ends on the day before the next menstruation. Each cycle is different and can vary in length.
- Your basal body temperature (or waking temperature) is slightly lower in the first half of your cycle and increases by 0.25-0.45°C after ovulation.
The algorithm is created by combining two elements - the acquisition and learning of new data (your daily basal body temperature, start and end of menstruation, and accumulated past cycle data) and statistical analysis (e.g. the temperature rise that occurs after ovulation).
After a learning period, during which Daysy gathers your personal data, the algorithm begins to predict your ovulation and can open your fertile window (red days) at least five days before the earliest possible date of ovulation (figure 1 A). Once a rise in basal body temperature is registered and the algorithm can confidently recognize ovulation, Daysy will show you subsequent individual infertile (green) days until the next menstruation (figure 1 B).
In the background, the algorithm takes into account the previous average temperature for each measurement, so it is also possible to tolerate occasional outliers or measurement failures. If Daysy does not have sufficient data to deliver a red (fertile) or green (infertile) indicator, Daysy will display a yellow (learning/cycle fluctuation) indicator and remember the fluctuation for the coming cycle.
In short, Daysy learns!
Tracking BBT: a few degrees make the difference
Daysy uses a very sensitive sensor to measure the basal body temperature. The sensor’s most unique feature is that it waits for the mean temperature value, which can take up to 60 seconds.
The sensor warms up before it records your basal body temperature in order to receive an accurate result. Daysy waits until the final temperature value has stabilized to complete the reading. If the temperature drops during the measurement (for example, due to cold air that gets into the mouth through breathing), the sensor waits for it to rise again and stabilize. This unique feature differentiates Daysy from less sophisticated basal body thermometers.
This method of temperature tracking ensures that the measurement is as precise as possible.
Our goal: accuracy and quality
Valley Electronics AG is a pioneer in the field of fertility trackers. We have developed, innovated, and improved on fertility tracking technology for over three decades. We have 500,000 users worldwide who can attest to the accuracy and quality of our devices.
We have history and longevity, but we are also on the cutting edge of femtech for fertility. Daysy was the first fertility tracker to be combined with a companion app. Our updated tracker, Daysy 2.0 is the 2019 winner of the Red Dot Design Award.
We strive to create the best fertility trackers on the market and be a leader in our industry. That is why we continuously work to optimize Daysy. We always endeavor to find the best solution for our users. Going forward, we will continue to spare neither cost nor effort to make sure that you are always happy with Daysy.