This article will help ensure you wear your Owlet Pregnancy Band to provide the best readings and for the greatest comfort. The step-by-step directions below will help you achieve both the comfort and performance the Band is designed to deliver.
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- Measure your belly circumference. This is done by measuring the widest area of your belly keeping the measuring tape parallel to the floor.
2. Your Band comes with three size panels: XS-M, M-XL, 2XL-3XL. Size can be found on the side of each panel. The Owlet logo and size indicator face inward when worn.
3. To find the correct size, refer to the sizing guide below. If you are in-between sizes you can wear differing hook positions on either side of the panel (for example, size XS on the right side and size S on the left side).
4. Connect either side of the panel to your Band.
5. Place the Band on your belly and connect the other side. The gold colored sensors should be directly on your skin.
6. Check Fit
The Band should fit snugly against your skin with all sensors laying flat.
The Band should be positioned so that your belly button is just below the Medallion.
Direct skin contact is key to high quality readings.
Wear the Band as low as possible. Your belly button should be located just below the Medallion.
Make sure the bottom edge of the Band does not roll under. This can cause the lowest sensor to lose direct skin contact.
Avoid wrinkled or folded sensors. Some wrinkles near the Medallion are ok if the sensors are flat against the skin.
Check for a gap between the Band sensors and your skin. As you sleep, the Band may shift positions. Before bed try to make sure there's no gap on the side of your belly facing up. Some gapping above the Medallion is normal.
Pay attention to the “ground” sensor: The ground sensor is the most important sensor. For our algorithm to work properly the Band requires good skin contact from this sensor. The ground sensor is near the bottom third of the Band, slightly off to the left side; it is the only sensor without a matching sensor on the opposite side.
You may choose to wear maternity pants up over the lower portion of the Band - this can help to keep the Band in place and against the skin.