I first ran across Wink by Kindara about two years ago when we were having difficulty getting pregnant with baby #2. I started tracking my basal body temperature (BBT) in an effort to help figure out what the problem might be but I had a heck of a time finding a thermometer that was accurate and convenient to use. Every thermometer I tried had something wrong with it. Some beeped annoyingly while taking your temperature, some beeped loudly when they were done taking your temperature and most provided inaccurate, inconsistent or unreliable readings. It was really, really, frustrating.
While I was researching options I stumbled across Wink which is “the first oral BBT thermometer built to sync with a proven fertility app.” According to their site: “Wink is the most accurate basal thermometer on the market. All of your temperature readings will be within ±0.09°F in the range of 93.0°F to 99.0°F and no individual reading will be more than ±0.18°F outside typical body temperature range.” It was also fast, taking only 20 seconds instead of minutes like other BBT thermometers and it vibrates gently to let you know when its finished.
So, no more entering temperatures manually, super fast and accurate readings plus no more beeping?? This sounded like it was exactly what I was looking for. I immediately pre-ordered mine in 2014 and patiently waited for its release in the Spring of 2015.
…. and waited….. and waited
Unfortunately there were numerous manufacturing delays so I did not end up receiving my Wink until June 2016… in the meantime I had, happily, already gotten pregnant and delivered a healthy baby girl in December 2015. Even though I won’t need Wink for TTC, I kept it because I can still use it to track my cycles to help prevent pregnancy… whenever they decide to come back (almost 8 months out and no sign of a period yet, thank you breastfeeding!)
This was super simple. First you download the Kindara app and then you link it to your Wink. This process took less than 10 minutes to complete. Easy Peasy!
How it Works
- Use Wink to take your BBT at the same time every morning before getting out of bed.
- Wink captures your temperature and the time it was taken, and syncs automatically with your Kindara app (iPhone or Android).
- Understand your body through your data and achieve your fertility goal with the help of the Kindara community and/or your practitioner.
So there you have it, a first look at the Kindara Wink. Be sure to check back in a few months for my full review. If you have any questions in the meantime, just them in the comments and I will be sure to respond. Good luck and baby dust to everyone still on the TTC journey.