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Contour®

Ascensia® Contour®

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Manufacturer Bayer
Brand Ascensia®
Product Name Contour®
Sample Size (µL) 0.3
Test Sites 5 sites- abdomen, fingertips, forearm, thigh or palm
Meter Size (dimensions) 2.91 x 2.09 x 0.68 inches
Test Time (seconds) 15
Coding Required? No: no coding required

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA:
Altitude (up to) 10,000 feet
Auto Shut Off 3 minutes
Averaging (days) 14
Battery (2) CR2032 3-volt lithium
Blood Type fresh capillary whole blood
Control Solution Shelf-life 6 months after opening
Download Capacities yes
Hematocrit Range 20 - 60%
Humidity Range 10 - 93%
Memory (# of tests) 240
Memory Can Be Cleared yes
Methodology biosensor
Phone Number 1-800-348-8100
Reference plasma
Short Fill Detection yes
Show Date and Time yes
Strip Ejection no
Strip Expected Life 6 months after opening
System Operating Conditions 50 - 104°F
Test Range (mg/dL) 10 - 600
Test Strips Used* Ascensia Contour Microfill Strips
Tests Per Battery 1000
Warranty 5 years
Website bayercarediabetes.com
Weight 2 ounces

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Saturday, Mar 07 2009 19:44 EST by 2review My Rating:
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I tried using a Bayer meter for a while. I found that it gave readings that were way off (if took me a little while to figure out that's what was happening). When I called Bayer to tell them the meter wasn't working and to figure out what was wrong with it or get a new one, they LIED and told me that the FDA required me to send mine back before they could send me a replacement (which would leave me without a meter in the meantime) -- which is patently false. When I got a supervisor, she told me the representatives were trained to say that. So when I realized I had a very inaccurate meter and a dishonest company, I decided never to use Bayer meters again.

Tuesday, Mar 03 2009 18:39 EST by My Rating:
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I really like this one - I haven't been testing myself as regularly as I used to, which I intend to start back up again today. But this one was defiitely quick and fast, although it was too bulky - the freestyle was more lightweight, but this one was more bulky, but definitely more efficient! I love it - but if they can make it more lightweight and give us a nice carrying case like the freestyle has. Thanks

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