This week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, pregnancy test maker FirstResponse released the first ever Bluetooth pregnancy test.
The First Response Pregnancy PRO Digital Test & App Access runs about $20. Download the app which is available on iOS and Android, activate Bluetooth on your smart phone, launch the app, follow the on-screen instructions, then take out the one-time use test, pee on it and then wait. While you wait, the app has entertainment, news, calming messages and other options to take your mind off of the wait.
Then once you get the results, you enter a code and store it on your app.
“The First Response Tracker App is a women’s health tool, customized to help you get more in tune with your body,”states the description of the app in iTunes. “The App eliminates guesswork by forecasting your next period, calculating your most fertile days, estimating how far along you are and predicting your due date. Knowing your cycle and identifying the days you’re most likely to conceive is very important. If you are trying to conceive, predicting these days can help you get pregnant sooner.”
Is something like this needed? meh. Slate.com says no. We say it’s a cute gimmick but the Dollar Store sells perfectly good tests for a buck and you have enough money to buy a magazine to keep you mind off the 5 minute wait. snark