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Clue Period Tracking explained

All the benefits and must-have period tracking features you get when you subscribe to Clue Plus.

by Emily Hughes, and Eve Lepage, MSN, RN Medically reviewed by Lynae Brayboy, MD, FACOG, and Cornelia Hainer, PhD
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Top things to know about Period Tracking with Clue Plus:

Clue Period Tracking mode in Clue Plus includes everything you’ve come to love about period predictions and experience tracking with Clue, with a host of additional features.

  • Follow and understand the different stages of your cycle in the Cycle View, from period to PMS to predicted ovulation

  • Plan six months ahead with Advanced Cycle Predictions in the Calendar View

  • Track 250+ cycle-related experiences, from spotting to sex to your social life 

  • Create unlimited custom tracking tags so you can log the changing experiences that matter most to you

  • Use your Content Tab for exclusive curated articles, advice, and tips from Clue’s in-house Science Team, filled with medical experts, clinicians, and science writers

  • Check out your typical cycle statistics in the Analysis Tab, and easily refer to your past cycle history, which can be helpful for conversations with your healthcare provider

“When was the first day of your last period?”

An important question often asked by healthcare providers. If you use Clue you can simply pull out your phone and give an accurate answer based on what you tracked (instead of struggling to remember).

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Long before modern technology, people were tracking their cycles with analog calendars. While simple calendars can help you learn more about your body, pen and paper cannot predict when your next period will arrive. That’s where Clue and cycle tracking comes in.

What are the benefits of cycle tracking?

Research tells us cycle tracking can help women and people with cycles in a few ways:

  1. Learn more about your body. Tracking your physical and mental experiences can increase self-awareness and self-knowledge by helping you understand your body and its experiences through each phase of your cycle (1,2). From vaginal fluid to energy levels – you’ll discover your own unique cycle patterns. 

  2. Know your baseline and notice changes. Understanding your cycle baseline (what’s typical for you), can help you notice when something has changed (1). Sharing what you track with your healthcare provider can help them get a better understanding of your overall reproductive health so they can cater their advice to your body specifically (3). This can help you learn more about what to expect and look out for as some of your particular cycle experiences (3).

  3. Be prepared for your period and cycle-related experiences. It’s not only about making sure you’re stocked up with pads, tampons, or a menstrual cup – for many women and people with cycles, menstruation can mean managing pain, discomfort, and other experiences (4). Knowing when to expect your period and cycle-related experiences can help you feel prepared (1). Getting in front of your cramps and planning movement, or whatever makes you feel more comfortable, can help you have more pain-free days (1). 

So what’s the Plus in Clue Period Tracking Plus? 

While Clue has helped millions around the world know more about their bodies and cycles, we have even more to offer. When you upgrade to Clue Plus, you get access to advanced cycle predictions for even more information and insights – empowering you on your particular journey of self-discovery and reproductive health. What does this include?

Six Advanced Cycle Predictions

With Clue Period Tracking in Clue Plus, you can conveniently plan around your period for up to six menstrual cycles. Easily see the dates of your next predicted six periods via the Calendar View in your Clue app so you can schedule everything from leisure activities to intimate moments on days that you know will work for you. 

Access to tips, articles, and advice from the experts

Clue is committed to writing science-based content that breaks down complicated topics like fertility, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the science of sex, and so much more into easy-to-understand articles. With Clue Plus, you’ll get access to evidence-based reproductive health information, written by the experts at your fingertips. 

We want to support you throughout different life stages and changes with helpful content you can use in your everyday life. You’ll also be able to tap into the shared personal experiences of everyday people like you, because chances are, you’re not alone.

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Unlimited Custom Tags

Custom tags give you the flexibility to track anything and everything that matter to your unique cycle. You can use them to track the names of medications you take, specific moods you may have, or certain experiences that are typical for you (back pain, vitamins, or jet lag, for example).

With Clue Plus, you can create an unlimited number of personalized custom tags, giving you more customized tracking and insight into the patterns of your unique cycle-related experiences.

Premium Customer Care

Need help navigating custom tags? Have questions about your Advanced Cycle Predictions? Or simply want to tell us how much you love premium period tracking with Clue Plus? Our dedicated Support Team is standing by with faster answers to your questions as part of Premium Customer Care with Clue Plus.

Access to all Clue modes

Clue Plus includes access to Clue Conceive and Clue Pregnancy, in addition to Clue Period Tracking Plus. If your needs change and you’re looking for science-based support trying to conceive or during your pregnancy, we’re ready when you are. 

Find out more information about Clue Conceive and Clue Pregnancy.

Who is Clue Period Tracking Plus for?

Your experiences and menstrual cycle are unique. Tracking with Clue Plus can help you live a life in-sync with your cycle and make plans for the future, thanks to science-based predictions and algorithms. Just as you might track other things in life like your finances and physical activity, Clue Period Tracking Plus gives you the same benefit of self-awareness, for your reproductive health.

At Clue, we recognize and respect that people’s bodies and identities are unique and diverse. Making health information accessible to everyone is at the core of our values. Clue Plus contains gender-inclusive language and is designed to be used by anyone with a cycle. 

How to sign up for Clue Plus

If you’ve already got a Clue account, subscribing to Clue Plus and its advanced period tracking functionality is easy. Follow these steps:

  1. Open your Clue app. 

  2. Tap the More Menu in the top right corner and then tap the Clue Plus banner.

  3. Choose your plan (either monthly or yearly) and tap subscribe. 

  4. Confirm your subscription with the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

  5. That’s it, you’re all set. Your Clue Plus features will automatically show in your app.

Once the subscription is confirmed, you’re all set to start using Clue Plus. If you don’t have a Clue account yet, follow the instructions here and you’ll be able to sign up to Clue Plus as you go through the steps of setting up your account.

Clue’s commitment to data privacy

Your data privacy is of the utmost importance to Clue. We have never, and will never sell your personal health data. 

As a female-led health technology company, Clue is committed to protecting the data of all people in the Clue community, regardless of where they live. Based in the European Union, your data with Clue is protected by some of the strictest data privacy laws in the world. No one will ever see what you track unless you show them yourself. You can trust Clue to keep your information safe, from period to postpartum, and everything in between. You can find Clue’s privacy policy here.

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