Tempdrop's algorithm takes your whole night's data and calculates your sleeping temperature. It works to both learn your unique sleeping temperature patterns and filter out disturbances to temperature readings.
Your first 14 results
At first, Tempdrop gives you an accurate core body temperature without filtering variables that may have affected your result. While it's not unusual to see erratic results during this phase, for many, their charts are reasonable. If your results seem jagged, just ensure your wearing position is correct and armband adequately tight and keep using it as normal.
Improvements will start on your 15th sync.
15 nights of data
The real power of Tempdrop starts at 15 nights of data collection. It's at this point the variable filtering starts and your previous 2 results will start to adjust retroactively with each new sync.
If you are using a charting app that does not have auto integration, you should go back over your chart and update any temps that change as these are the most accurate. Auto integrated apps will automatically make these changes.
Day 15 on into the future
While the early learning phase covers the first 60 days of use, from this point on, you will see your cycle charts improve, getting better and better. The retroactive updates to your last 2 results will continue with each new reading but will be less significant the longer you use it. The adjustments will be most notable when you have a questionable or out of the ordinary night (poor sleep, alcohol, etc) and for women who have very disturbed sleep patterns.
The Algorithm will continue to learn and adjust with your circumstances throughout life so don't worry if your sleep habits, environment or cycle patterns change.
If you feel your updated results are not following your cycle pattern, please Contact Us with your user email address (app login) and chart/s outlining your concerns. We will run a data check backstage and help you get the best from your Tempdrop.
- If I miss a night during the first 60 days, will this reset my learning phase?
No, the recorded nights do not have to be consecutive. If you miss 1,2 or even 20 nights, just pick it back up and continue as normal.
- Can I use my initial temp results to interpret my cycle right away?
Many women see a clear pattern emerge over the 15-60 day phase but if you are using a Symptothermal Method (STM) to prevent pregnancy naturally, we recommend not relying on your Tempdrop results for at least 60 days or until you are confident your results are following your cycle pattern as cross-checked with other fertility indicators.
- If I am avoiding pregnancy, should I wait an extra 1-2 days after a confirmed shift to see how the algorithm changes my results?
As Tempdrop is a new technology, some may feel a little uncomfortable with the changing results at first. These users feel it's best to add an extra 1-2 days after their temperature shift before confirming the shift is valid (TS+4/5). This is a personal choice. Over time, most come to trust the results on day 3 of a shift that has been validated with their other fertility signs as per their method rules.
In February 2020 we made a change to the way the algorithm phases roll out.
If you started using your Tempdrop before the 18th of February 2020:
- The first 30 days will not update.
- From sync 31-60 all of your previous results can be subject to change*
- 60 days forward only the previous will 2 can update
*You may wish to concentrate on only the previous 6-10 during days 32-60, updating only these in your chart