Fertility app Glow adds men to the mix

Twenty months after launching, Glow, the fertility tracking mobile app, is inviting men to track their own fertility, Wired reports.

Men who sign up for Glow will be asked to record details of their daily health and will receive a fertility rating, as well as tips for improving their chances of conceiving.

They will also be able to link their account to their partners’ data. As for privacy concerns, what data partners can view about each other is clearly labeled, Wired points out.

Glow is one of many mobile apps that offer personalized health information while collecting data provided by their users, which is anonymized and analyzed.

TechCrunch reported that last October, the Glow team was able to show that women more likely started their cycle after a new moon and less likely after a new moon. Jennifer Tye, the firm’s vice president of partnerships, told TechCrunch:

It’s actually something that’s been studied and probably talked about in folklore, but our medical advisor said we should look into it. We looked at 38,000 cycles, and were able to see a really clear correlation. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.

Above: Max Levchin, whose innovation lab HVF helped launch Glow. (Glow website)


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  • Chad Jones

    had to go to the TechCrunch link cause the quote was copied wrong: “For example, last October the Glow team presented at a conference research that showed that women were more likely to start their cycle right after a new moon, and much less likely during a full moon.”