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Clearblue Weeks Indicator Pregnancy Test review: is it worth its hefty price tag?

It claims to be the only pregnancy test which tells you how many weeks pregnant you are, but is the Clearblue Weeks Indicator pregnancy test worth the extra spend (and extra plastic) of the premium brand? MNHQ tester Tina reports.

By Tina Williams | Last updated Feb 29, 2024

Clearblue pregnancy test with weeks indicator

Price on writing: £9 for one | Buy now from Amazon

Our verdict

An easy test that delivers a clear result in words, but there are plenty of cheaper alternatives available

Our rating:
What we like
  • Instructions are very clear and test is very easy to take

  • Includes a cap for hygiene

  • Results were fast and accurate

What we don't like
  • Pricey

  • Test is large and very plastic-heavy, not environmentally friendly

  • Do you really need a pregnancy test to tell you how many weeks pregnant you are?

Key specs

Price on writing: £9 | Results time: 3 minutes | Display method: Digital test | Number of tests: One | Type of test: Stick test

How we tested

I tested six of the most popular pregnancy tests to see how they compared. From budget bulk buys to the premium tests on the market, I wanted to find out which tests explained the process most clearly, how easy it was to take the test, how much reassurance you get that you're doing it correctly and how much packaging would go to landfill when the test was complete.

I also timed how long it took to get a result and how easy (or not) the result was to read. But, at the time of testing I was in my second trimester of pregnancy, which probably impacted how quickly the test returned a result.

Ultimately I wanted to find out if there really was a benefit to shelling out £15 for a pregnancy test, when you could spend just 20p.

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Clearblue pregnancy test with weeks indicator

I went with Clearblue digital - no farting about with lines, just 'pregnant' or 'not pregnant'.


Clearblue Pregnancy Test

with Weeks Indicator

Buy now from Amazon

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How do you use the Clearblue Weeks Indicator test?

There’s an absorbent tip at the end of the stick which you test the urine on. Either you can POAS [pee on a stick] for five seconds or dip the test in a pot for 20 seconds. 

The tip makes it clear which section you should be testing with the urine sample which is reassuring. Once you’ve done the test you can replace the cap and lie on a flat surface. There’s a digital screen which shows an egg timer as the results load and then it gives the result in words Pregnant /Not pregnant. 

How easy are the instructions to follow?

The test comes with a small instruction leaflet which was split into three steps, which I found very helpful.

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How long did it take to show a result?

The box says up to three minutes. I saw my result in 28 seconds. The full result with the weeks indicator came up in two minutes, forty seconds.

How does the Clearblue Weeks Indicator test compare to other pregnancy tests?

It’s very similar in design to the Clear blue ultra early test, though it doesn’t have a light that flashes. 

I didn't like the largeness of the test, it makes it harder to dispose of discreetly and feels like a lot of un-recyclable plastic to simply pee on and throw away. 

I like that it has a binary pregnant/not pregnant results display so you don’t have to squint at lines for a result, but I did think the whole test was unnecessarily large. 

Does the Clearblue Weeks Indicator test offer good value for money?

At £9, this is an expensive test with very little to justify its high price. You can take it four days before your period is expected, but to be honest, it feels too expensive to waste a test four days before a result when at that stage it’s only likely to be 65% accurate versus 99% on the day of your expected period. 

Overall verdict

Ease of use:
Value for money:

Even though I wasn’t able to test the week's pregnant indicator (because my pregnancy had progressed past four weeks at the time of testing) I’m not really sure how useful that feature is to most women. If you get a positive test result, the number of weeks that you're pregnant is calculated from the start day of your last period. And even if you might not remember the exact date a rough estimate is probably enough.

I wouldn’t recommend this test to women, there are more affordable options available that will do the job just as well

About the author

Tina Williams is the Head of Editorial Content at Mumsnet where she leads a team of expert writers and editors to develop Mumsnet Swears By, the home for product reviews and buying advice, where parents test and recommend the products they love. She was previously Mumsnet’s Head of Reviews and developed a comprehensive testing system to rigorously test baby essentials and new product innovations. 

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