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Product Comparison: Handheld Monitors
Blood glucose monitors (BGM's) offer an easy way to test your blood sugar at home or on the go. Use this comparison tool as a guide to learn more about the features and benefits of your current monitor or to find a new one. To recommend a new monitor not featured here, or if you are a monitor company representative seeking to update product information, contact [email protected].
The monitor comparison guide allows you to research monitor features including:
  • Sample Size: Indicates the minimum amount of blood required to measure your blood sugar.
  • Test Sites: Describes the different sites that blood can be extracted from, besides fingertips.
  • Meter Size: Characterizes monitors by their dimensions.
  • Test Time: Indicates how long it takes for the monitor to measure your blood sugar.
  • Coding: Describes the process of calibrating the meter for the strips to get accurate results.

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Product Accu-Chek® Active Accu-Chek® Aviva Accu-Chek® Aviva Nano Accu-Chek® Compact Accu-Check® Compact Plus Accu-Chek® Complete Advocate™ Advocate™ Duo Advocate™ Redi-Code Ascencia® Breeze® 2 Ascensia® Contour® Ascensia® Contour® TS FreeStyle Flash® FreeStyle Freedom® FreeStyle Freedom® Lite FreeStyle Lite™ MediSense® Optium™ Glucocard 01-Mini Advance Intuition® Assure® 4 Assure® Pro Assure® 3 Fifty50 Control™ GlucoCom® GC-200 GM300 Microdot® PocketChem™ EZ Prodigy Voice® Home Diagnostics Sidekick® TRUE2go™ TRUEresult® TRUETrack® OneTouch® Basic® OneTouch® FastTake® OneTouch® InDuo® OneTouch® Profile® OneTouch® Select™ OneTouch® SureStep® OneTouch® Ultra® OneTouch® Ultra®2 OneTouch® UltraLink™ OneTouch® UltraMini™ OneTouch® UltraSmart® Precision Xtra® Prodigy Autocode® Prodigy Pocket™ ReliOn® Micro ReliOn® Ultima WaveSense Jazz™ WaveSense KeyNote™ WaveSense Keynote™ Pro WaveSense Presto™
Meter Image Active Aviva Aviva Nano Compact Compact Plus Complete Advocate™ Duo Redi-Code Breeze®  2 Contour® Contour® TS Flash® Freedom® Freedom®  Lite Lite™ MediSense® Optium™ 01 Mini Advance Intuition® Assure®  4 Assure®  Pro Assure® 3 Fifty50 Control™ GlucoCom® GM300 Microdot® PocketChem™ EZ Prodigy® Sidekick® TRUE2go™ TRUEresult® TRUETrack® Basic® FastTake® InDuo® Profile® Select™ SureStep® Ultra® Ultra®2 UltraLink™ UltraMini™ UltraSmart® Xtra® Autocode® Pocket™ Micro Ultima Jazz™ KeyNote™ Keynote™ Pro Presto™
Brand Accu-Chek® Accu-Chek® Accu-Chek® Accu-Chek® Accu-Chek® Accu-Chek® Advocate™ Advocate™ Advocate™ Ascensia® Ascensia® Ascensia® FreeStyle FreeStyle FreeStyle FreeStyle MediSense® N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A OneTouch® OneTouch® OneTouch® OneTouch® OneTouch® OneTouch® OneTouch® OneTouch® OneTouch® OneTouch® OneTouch® Precision Prodigy® Prodigy® ReliOn® ReliOn® WaveSense WaveSense WaveSense WaveSense
Product Name Active Aviva Aviva Nano Compact Compact Plus Complete Advocate™ Duo Redi-Code Breeze® 2 Contour® Contour® TS Flash® Freedom® Freedom® Lite Lite™ MediSense® Optium™ 01 Mini Advance Intuition® Assure® 4 Assure® Pro Assure® 3 Fifty50 Control™ GlucoCom® GM300 Microdot® PocketChem™ EZ Prodigy® Sidekick® TRUE2go™ TRUEresult® TRUETrack® Basic® FastTake® InDuo® Profile® Select™ SureStep® Ultra® Ultra®2 UltraLink™ UltraMini™ UltraSmart® Xtra® Autocode® Pocket™ Micro Ultima Jazz™ KeyNote™ Keynote™ Pro Presto™
Test Sites 6 sites- fingertips, forearm, calf, palm, thigh or upper arm 6 sites- calf, fingertips, forearm, palm, thigh, or upper arm 6 sites- fingertips, forearm, calf, palm, thigh or upper arm 6 sites- fingertips, forearm, calf, palm, thigh or upperarm Fingertip, palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh, calf 1 site- fingertips 4 sites- arms, fingertips, palm or thighs 6 sites- Fingertips, palm, forearm, upper arm, calf, the thigh 6 sites- fingertips, palm, forearm, upper arm, calf, or thigh 7 sites- abdomen, calf, fingertips, forearm, palm, thigh or upper arm 5 sites- abdomen, fingertips, forearm, thigh or palm 3 sites- fingertip, palm, or forearm 8 sites- base of thumb, calf, fingertips, forearm, hand, palm, thigh or upper arm 7 sites- base of thumb, calf, fingertips, forearm, hand, thigh or upper arm 6 sites- calf, fingertips, forearm, hand, thigh or upper arm 6 sites- calf, fingertips, forearm, hand, thigh or upper arm 4 sites- base of the thumb, fingertips, forearm or upper arm Fingertip, palm 1 site- fingertips 1 site- fingertips 1 site- fingertips 1 site- fingertips 1 site- fingertips, alternate upon approval 6 sites- calf, fingertips, forearm, palm, thigh, or upper arm 3 sites- fingertips, forearm or palm 1 site- fingertips 2 sites- fingertips or palm 4 sites- arms, fingertips, hands pending approval or thighs 2 sites- fingertips or forearm 2 sites- fingertips or forearm 2 sites- fingertips or forearm 2 sites- fingertips or forearm 1 site- fingertips 2 sites- fingertips or forearm 2 sites- arm or fingertips 2 sites- arm or fingertips 3 sites- fingertips, forearm or palm 1 site- fingertips 3 sites- fingertips, forearm or upper arm 3 sites- fingertips, forearm or palm 3 sites- fingertips, forearm or palm 3 sites- fingertips, forearm or palm 2 sites- fingertips or forearm 4 sites- base of the thumb, fingertips, forearm or upper arm 5 sites- Palms, forearms, upper-arms, thighs, calves 5 sites- Palms, forearms, upper-arms, thighs, calves Fingertips, palm 4 sites- base of the thumb, fingertips, forearm or upper arm 3 sites- fingertips, palm, or forearm 3 sites- fingertips, forearm or palm 3 sites- fingertips, palm (at the base of the thumb), or forearm 3 sites- fingertips, palm, or forearm
Altitude (up to) 10,150 feet 10,150 feet 10,150 feet N/A 10,150 feet 10,742 feet N/A N/A 7,000 feet 10,000 feet N/A 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 7,200 feet http://www.diabetes1.org/Admin/Monitor20.cfm 7000 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 7,000 feet N/A 10,742 feet N/A N/A 10,000 feet 10,742 feet N/A 10,150 feet 10,150 feet 10,150 feet 7,200 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 9,300 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 3,000 feet 7,200 feet N/A N/A 10,000 feet 7,200 feet 10,000 feet (3048 meters) 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet
Auto Shut Off 2 minutes 2 minutes 2 minutes 60 seconds/ 5 minutes depending on test status 60 seconds- 5 minutes 3 minutes 3 minutes After 3 minutes 3 minutes 2 minutes 3 minutes After 3 minutes 2 minutes after last user action 2 minutes after last user action 2 minutes after last user action 2 minutes after last user action 1 minute after last user action 3 minutes with strip removal with test strip insertion, 1-3 minutes 2 minutes with strip removal N/A Yes power function button N/A 2 minutes 3 minutes N/A 2 minutes 2 minutes 2 minutes no, power button 2 minutes 2 minutes power button power button power button 2 minutes 2 minutes 2 minutes 2 minutes 3 minutes after test strip is inserted; 1 minute of non-use 1 minute after last user action After 2 minutes After 2 minutes 3-5 minutes after last user action 1 minute after last user action 3 minutes after last user action 3 minutes 3 minutes after last user action 3 minutes after last user action
Averaging (days) 7,14 7, 14, 30 7,14, 30, 90 7 7, 14, 30 2, 7, 14, 30 7, 14, 21, 28, 60, 90 14, 21, 28, 60, 90 7, 14, 21, 28, 60, 90 7, 14, 30 14 14 14 14 7, 14, 30 7, 14, 30 7, 14, 30 7, 14, 30 N/A N/A 7, 14, 30 N/A 7-90 7, 14, 21, 28, 60, 90 1, 7, 14, 30 N/A 14, 30 7,14, 21, 28, 60, 90 N/A N/A 7, 14, 30 14, 30 N/A 14 14, 30 14, 30 7, 14, 30 14, 30 14, 30 7, 14, 30 N/A N/A 7, 14, 30, 60, 90 7, 14, 30 7, 14, 28 7, 14, 28 7, 14, 30 7, 14, 30 14, 30, 90 14, 30, 90 14, 30, 90 14, 30, 90
Battery (2) CR2032 3-volt lithium (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) AAA Alkaline AAA alkaline (2) AAA Alkaline (2) AAA Alkaline (2) 1.5V AAA size alkaline batteries (2) 1.5V AAA (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) CR2032 3-volt lithium 3V DL2032 or CR2032 (2) CR2032 3-volt lithium (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (1) CR-2032 3-volt lithium (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) AAA Alkaline (2) AAA Alkaline (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (1) CR 2032 lithium (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) AAA Alkaline (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) AAA Alkaline built in (1) CR2032 3 volt lithium (1) CR2032 3 volt lithium (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) AAA Alkaline (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) AAA Alkaline (1) 3-volt CR 2032 (2) AAA Alkaline (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) AAA Alkaline (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) AAA Alkaline (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium 2V AAA alkaline One (1) 3 Volt CR 2032 Lithium Battery 3V CR2032 or DL2032 (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) CR2032 3-volt lithium (2) CR2032, 3 volt, lithium (2) CR2032, 3V lithium
Bloodtype fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood Capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood Capillary whole blood Capillary Whole Blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood Whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood Fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood fresh capillary whole blood N/A Capillary whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood N/A fresh capillary or venous whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood, venous blood fresh capillary whole blood, venous blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary whole blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood Whole blood Whole blood Fresh capillary blood fresh capillary or venous whole blood whole blood, capillary fresh capillary or venous whole blood whole blood, capillary whole capillary blood
Coding Required? Yes: snap-in code key Yes: snap-in code key Yes: snap-in code key No: no coding required No: no coding required Yes: snap-in code key No: no coding required Yes: coding required No: no coding required No: no coding required No: no coding required No: no coding required Yes: manually via monitor buttons Yes: manually via monitor buttons No: no coding required No: no coding required Yes: calibrator in each box of test strips No, autocoding Yes: code chip Yes: code chip Yes: code chip Yes: code chip No: no coding required No: no coding required Yes: snap-in smart code key Yes: strip batch code Yes: code chip Auto Coding, no coding required No: no coding required No: no coding required No: no coding required Yes: coding is required No: no coding required Yes: manually via monitor buttons Yes: manually via monitor buttons Yes: manually via monitor buttons Yes: manually via monitor buttons Yes: manually via monitor buttons No: no coding required No: no coding required Yes: manually via monitor buttons No: no coding required No: no coding required Yes: calibrator in each box of test strips Auto Coding, No coding required Auto Coding, no coding required No: no coding required Yes: calibrator in each box of test strips No: no coding required No: no coding required Yes: code number No: no coding required
Computer Integration Yes via infrared cable Yes via infrared cable Yes via infrared cable Yes via infrared cable or PDA Yes via infrared cable Yes via cable Yes via cable Yes via cable Yes via software and cable Yes via cable Yes via cable and software Yes Yes via cable and software Yes via cable and software Yes via cable and software Yes via cable and software Yes via cable and software no No No No No No Yes Yes via cable and software Yes via cable Yes via cable Yes via cable and software No no no Yes via cable and software Yes via cable and software Yes via cable and software Yes via cable Yes via cable Yes via cable and software Yes via cable and software Yes via cable and software Yes via cable and software Yes via wireless Yes via cable Yes via cable Yes via cable Yes via USB Yes via USB No Yes via software Yes via wireless No No No
Control Solution Shelf Life 3 months after opening 6 months after opening 3 months after opening 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 90 days after first opening 90 days after opening 6 months after opening 6 months after opening 6 months after opening 3 months after opening 3 months after opening 3 months after opening 3 months after opening 3 months after opening 6 months after opening N/A see expiration date see expiration date see expiration date N/A 3 months after opening see expiration date N/A see expiration date Yes 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening 3 months after opening 120 days after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date see expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening 3 months after opening 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening 3 months after opening 3 months after opening Yes Yes 3 months after opening 3 months after opening 24 months 3 months from opening or expiration date 3 months after opening 3 months after opening
Data Stored Test results Test results Test results, Time and Date Test results Blood glucose, date, and time Test results Test results Blood glucose, date, and time Blood glucose, date, and time Test results Test results and meal planning Blood glucose, date, time Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results and glucose monitoring Test results Test results Test results No test results test results, date, time Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Test results Insulin and oral medication doses, food intake, and exercise Test results Blood glucose, date, time Blood glucose, date, time Blood glucose, flags, control solution results Test results Test results and meal monitoring Test results Test results and control solution test results with date, and time blood glucose, control solution tests, date, and time
Download Capabilities yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no no no no no no yes yes no yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no yes yes yes yes no yes yes no no no
Hematocrit Range 30 - 57% 20 - 70% 30 - 57% N/A 20 - 65% N/A 20 - 60% N/A 20 - 55% 20 - 60% N/A 15 - 65% 15 - 65% 15 - 65% 15 - 65% 30 - 60% 30-54% 30 - 55% N/A 30 - 55% 30 - 55% N/A 20-60% N/A N/A 30 - 55% 20 - 60% 30-55% 20-60% 20-60% 30 - 55% 30 to 55% 30% - 55% 30 - 50% 25 - 60% 30 - 55% 25 - 60% 30 - 55% 30 - 55% 30 - 55% 30 - 35% 30 - 55% 30 - 60% 20 to 60 % 20 to 60 % 30-54% 30 - 60% 20% to 60% 20% - 60% 20% - 60% 20-60%
Humidity Range < 85% 10 - 90% 10-90% < 85% 15-85% < 85% < 95% Below 95% Below 85%, noncondensing 10 - 80% 10 - 93% 10-93% 5 - 90% 5 - 90% (non-condensing) 5 - 90% (non-condensing) 5 - 90% (non-condensing) 10 - 90% (non-condensing) 20-80% < 85% < 85% < 85% < 85% N/A < 85 % N/A N/A 20 - 80% 10 - 90% 10-90% 10-90% (non-condensing) 10-90% (non-condensing) 10 - 90% <90% 10% - 90% 10 - 90% < 90% 10 - 90% 10 - 90% 10 - 90% 10 - 90% 10 - 90% 10 - 90% 10 - 90% 10 - 90% (non-condensing) N/A N/A 20-80% 10 - 90% (non-condensing) up to 90% < 90% <90% <90%
Manufacturer Roche Roche Roche Roche Roche Roche Diabetic Supply of Suncoast Diabetic Supply of Suncoast Diabetic Supply of Suncoast Bayer Bayer Bayer Abbott Abbott Abbott Abbott Medline Arkray Arkray Arkray Arkray Arkray Fifty50 Medical CardioCom Bionime Links Medical Arkray DDI Home Diagnostics Home Diagnostics Home Diagnostics Home Diagnostics LifeScan LifeScan LifeScan LifeScan LifeScan LifeScan LifeScan LifeScan LifeScan LifeScan LifeScan Abbott DDI DDI ReliOn ReliOn AgaMatrix AgaMatrix AgaMatrix AgaMatrix
Memory (# of tests) 200 500 500 0 300 1000 450 450 450 420 240 250 250 250 400 400 450 50 10 50 250 10 250 450 300 500 250 450 99 99 500 365 75 150 150 250 350 150 150 500 500 50 3000 450 120 120 50 450 1865 300 300 300
Memory Can be cleared yes yes yes yes no yes yes yes yes yes yes no no no no no no yes no no no no no yes no no no yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no no yes no yes yes no no no no no no
Meter Size (dimensions) 4.5 x 6 x 0.9 inches 3.7 x 2.09 x 0.87 inches 1.7 x 2.7 x 0.8 inches 4 x 2 x 1.2 inches 4.5 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches 4.79 x 2.83 x 1.06 inches 3.5 x 1.75 x 0.7 inches 2.5 x 3 x 1.6 inches 3.78 x 0.78 x 1.77 inches 2.5 x 4.1 x 1 inches 2.91 x 2.09 x 0.68 inches 2.8 x 2.35 x 0.77 inches 1.6 x 3 x 0.8 inches 2 x 3.3 x 0.63 inches 2 x 3.3 x 0.63 inches 1.57 x 2.9 x 0.65 inches 2.1 x 1.7 x 2.94 inches 3.6 x 1.2 x 0.5 in 3.9 x 2.3 x 0.8 inches 3.9 x 2.3 x 1 inches 4.1 x 2.4 x 1 inches 3.9 x 2.3 x 0.8 inches 3.6 x 2.1 x 0.9 inches 3.15 x 2.36 x 0.79 inches 3.3 x 2.3 x 0.86 inches 3 x 2.37 x 0.5 inches 3.15 x 2.56 x 0.63 inches 4.0 x 2.3 x 0.71 inches 1.7 x 1.5 x 2.5 inches 1.70 3.44 3.52 x 2.15 x 0.67 inches 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.2 inches 3.12 x 2.25 x 0.75 inches 4.84 x 2.13 x 1.38 inches 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.2 inches 3.54 x 2.19 x 0.85 inches 4.7 x 1.2 x 0.67 inches 3.1 x 2.25 x 0.85 inches 3.12 x 2.25 x 0.9 3.5 x 2.4 x 1 inches 4.25 x 1.26 x 0.67 inches 3.8 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches 2.1 x 1.7 x 2.94 inches 3.78 x 2.05 x.91 inches 3.54 x 1.38 x .83 inches 3.6 x 1.2 .5 inches 2.1 x 1.7 x 2.94 inches 1.81 x 3.27 x 0.79 (4.6cm x 8.3 cm x 2 cm) 2.8 x 1.6 x 0.6 inches 3.4 x 1.75 x 0.6 inches 3.0 x 1.7 x 0.6 inches
Methodology reflectance biosensor reflectance N/A N/A biosensor N/A biosensor biosensor coulometric electrochemical sensor coulometric electrochemical sensor coulometric electrochemical sensor N/A biosensor Glucose oxidase biosensor N/A N/A N/A biosensor Electrochemical Sensor N/A N/A biosensor biosensor biosensor biosensor biosensor biosensor N/A N/A glucose oxidase biosensor N/A N/A N/A biosensor biosensor N/A biosensor biosensor biosensor N/A biosensor dynamic electrochemistry elecrochemistry dynamic elecrochemistry dynamic elecrochemistry
Phone Number 1-800-858-8072 1-800-858-8072 1-800-858-8072 1-800-858-8072 1-800-858-8072 1-800-858-8072 1-866-373-2824 866-373-2824 866-373-2824 1-800-348-8100 1-800-348-8100 1-800-348-8100 1-888-522-5226 1-888-522-5226 1-888-522-5226 1-888-522-5226 1-800-633-5463 1-800-556-8558 1-800-818-8877 1-800-818-8877 1-800-818-8877 1-800-818-8877 1-800-304-7293 1-888-678-1446 886-4-2495-1268 1-888-425-1149 N/A 1-800-366-5901 1-800-803-6049 1-800-803-6049 1-800-803-6049 1-800-803-5025 1-800-227-8862 1-800-227-8862 1-800-227-8862 1-800-227-8862 1-800-227-8862 1-800-227-8862 1-800-227-8862 1-800-227-8862 1-866-621-4846 1-800-227-8862 1-800-227-8862 1-888-527-3339 1-800-366-5901 1-800-366-5901 1-800-922-3612 1-800-922-3612 1-866-906-4197 1-866-906-4197 1-866-906-4197 1-866-906-4197
Reference plasma plasma plasma N/A plasma N/A Plasma equivalent N/A plasma plasma plasma/serum plasma plasma N/A plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma N/A Plasma equivalent N/A N/A plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma whole blood plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma plasma N/A N/A Plasma plasma N/A plasma plasma equivalent plasma equivalent
Sample Size (µL) 1 0.6 1 1.5 9 3 0.7 0.7 0.7 1 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 3 1.5 1.5 3 1 0.7 1.4 0.6 1 0.7 1 0.5 0.5 1 1 1.5 1 1 0.6 1 1 1 1 1 1 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Short Fill Detecion yes yes yes no no no no no no yes yes no yes yes no no no no no no no no no yes no no no no yes yes yes yes no no no no no no yes yes no yes yes no no no no no yes no no no
Show Date Time yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes no no yes no N/A yes yes yes yes Yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes Yes Yes yes Yes, with meter on or off yes yes yes
Strip Ejection no no no yes no yes no no no no no no no no no no no yes no no yes no no no no yes no no no yes yes no no no yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Strip Expected Life 3 months after opening or expiration date see expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date see expiration date 3 months after opening 90 days after first opening 90 days after opening see expiration date 6 months after opening 6 months after opening see expiration date see expiration date see expiration date see expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 6 months after opening, 18 months shelf-life 3 months after opening 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date N/A N/A N/A N/A see expiration date 3 months after opening 120 days after opening or expiration date 4 months after opening 4 months after opening or expiration date 4 months after opening or expiration date 4 months after opening or expiration date see expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 4 months after opening or expiration date see expiration date 4 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening 3 months after opening 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 3 months after opening or expiration date 21 months see expiration date
System operating Conditions 50 - 104°F 43 - 111°F 43-111°F 50 - 104° 50 to 104ºF 57 - 104°F 50 - 104°F 4 - 140°F 50 - 104°F 50 - 104°F 50 - 104°F 41º–113ºF 40 - 104°F 40 - 104°F 40°F - 104°F 40 - 104°F 50 - 122°F 50-104°F 64 - 100°F 57 - 104ºF 32°F - 122°F 64 - 100°F N/A 39 - 104°F N/A N/A 59 - 95°F 50 - 104°F 34 - 86°F 50-104°F 50-104°F 50 - 104°F 59 - 95°F 59°F - 95°F 43 - 104°F 59 - 95°F 50°F - 111°F 50 - 95°F 43 - 111°F 43 - 111°F 43 – 111°F 43 - 111°F 43 - 111°F 50 - 122°F 50°F - 104°F 50°F - 104°F 50°F-104°F 50 - 122°F 50 F to 104 F (10 c to 40c) 50 - 104°F 50 - 104°F 50 - 104°F
Test Range (mg/dL) 10 - 600 10 - 600 10 - 600 10 - 600 10 - 600 74 – 106 20 - 600 20-600 20-600 10 - 600 10 - 600 10-600mg/dL 20 - 500 20 - 500 20 - 500 20 - 500 20 - 500 20-600 30 - 550 30 - 550 20 - 600 30 - 550 10 - 600 20 - 600 20 - 600 1 - 599 200 - 600 20 - 500 20 - 600 20-600 20-600 20 - 600 0-600 20 - 600 20 - 600 0 - 600 20 - 600 0 - 500 20 - 600 20 - 600 20 - 600 20 - 600 20 - 600 20 - 500 20-600 20-600 20-600 20 - 500 20 - 600 20 - 600 20 - 600 20 - 600
Test Time (seconds) 5 5 5 8 5 99 7 7 7 30 15 8 7 5 5 5 5 7 10 10 10 10 8 7 8 10 10 7 5 4 4 10 45 15 5 45 5 30 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 5 6 4 4 4
Tests Per Battery 1000 0 1000 500 1000 0 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 500 1000 1000 500 1000 3000 0 3000 5000 0 0 0 0 0 1000 500 0 1500 2146 1100 0 1000 1000 0 0 0 1000 1000 0 0 0 1000 1000 1000 3000 1000 1000 0 1000 1000
Warranty 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 year limited 3 years 1 year 1 year from the date of purchase 1 year 5 years 5 years 5 years lifetime lifetime lifetime lifetime lifetime 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years lifetime 3 years 5 years 1 year 5 years Lifetime N/A Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited lifetime 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years N/A 3 years 2 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years lifetime Lifetime Lifetime 5 years lifetime N/A N/A yes lifetime
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Weight 1.45 ounces 2.38 ounces 1.41 ounces N/A 4.2 oz N/A 2.6 ounces including batteries 5.57oz 2.46oz 3.8 ounces 2 ounces 2 oz 1.4 ounces including batteries 1.43 ounces including battery 1.5 ounces including battery 1.4 ounces including battery 1.48 ounces including battery 1.1 ounces with battery 2.2 ounces 2.5 ounces 2.5 ounces 2.2 ounces 1.9 ounces including batteries 1.71 ounces 2.9 ounces 2 ounces 1.5 ounces including battery 2.76 oz 1.6 ounces 0.6 ounces 1.66 ounces 1.66 ounces 1.2 ounces 1.6 ounces including batteries 4.4 ounces including battery 4.5 ounces 1.8 ounces approximately 14 ounces including batteries 1.5 ounces 1.5 ounces approximately 3 ounces including batteries 1.2 ounces 2.8 ounces 1.48 ounces including battery 2.76 oz 1.2 oz w/battery 1.1 oz including battery 1.48 ounces including battery 1.69oz /48 g including batteries 1.56 ounces 51.4 g (including batteries) 1.65 oz
*These are test strips approved by the manufacturers. In some cases, manufacturers cannot guarantee results or provide assistance if any other test strips are used.
 
The information contained within this product comparison tool was compiled and cross-referenced, from a variety of sources including:
  • Company specifications 10/08, 6/09
  • AARP Meter Comparison Chart 10/08
  • Diabetes Forecast 2008 Resource Guide 10/08
  • Body1, Inc. research 03/09, 06/09
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