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Ultra®

OneTouch® Ultra®

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Manufacturer LifeScan
Brand OneTouch®
Product Name Ultra®
Sample Size (µL) 1
Test Sites 3 sites- fingertips, forearm or upper arm
Meter Size (dimensions) 3.1 x 2.25 x 0.85 inches
Test Time (seconds) 5
Coding Required? No: no coding required

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA:
Altitude (up to) 10,000 feet
Auto Shut Off 2 minutes
Averaging (days) 14, 30
Battery (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium
Blood Type fresh capillary whole blood
Control Solution Shelf-life 3 months after opening
Download Capacities yes
Hematocrit Range 30 - 55%
Humidity Range 10 - 90%
Memory (# of tests) 150
Memory Can Be Cleared no
Methodology biosensor
Phone Number 1-800-227-8862
Reference plasma
Short Fill Detection yes
Show Date and Time yes
Strip Ejection no
Strip Expected Life 3 months after opening
System Operating Conditions 43 - 111°F
Test Range (mg/dL) 20 - 600
Test Strips Used* OneTouch Ultra
Tests Per Battery 1000
Warranty 2 years
Website onetouch.com
Weight 1.5 ounces

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Saturday, Mar 14 2009 13:06 EST by My Rating:
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A little on the large side, cable for downloading data costs extra. Otherwise, it's easy to use.

Friday, Mar 06 2009 11:31 EST by Aimeylux My Rating:
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The OneTouch Ultra is a bulky machine that I only use as a back-up. The test strips are VERY problematic and require a MUCH larger amount of blood than other more advanced machines, which often results in an ERROR and a completely wasted test strip! (Not to mention I have to prick myself again and start all over - which is completely frustrating!) It also does not have a light-up display or light-up test strip port, so this machine is practially impossible to use in dimly-lit situations. In all, it's a very basic meter that I do not enjoy using, hence why it's a "back-up."

Thursday, Jan 15 2009 10:36 EST by My Rating:
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I've had my OneTouch Ultra for two years and it's been easy to read, dependable and accurate, but not fabulous. I have a slight tremor and sometimes have trouble getting the test strip in its slot. My biggest complaint is the device to prick my finger - removing the "cap" of the lancet can be tough and after using, removing the lancet from the device is a real pain. I've also gotten bruises on my fingertips because the tension is too high. The case could also be improved - it's small but far too bulky.

Thursday, Jan 15 2009 07:22 EST by My Rating:
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The OneTouch is a nice easy machine to use. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is sometimes the test seems to take a little longer than it should, but even at its slowest it still only takes about ten-twelve seconds to get a reading. This is another machine that will let you get a blood sample from the forearm which is nice if you need to give your fingertips a break every so often. The OneTouch doesn't need a lot of blood to get a reading and adding the sample to the strip is as easy as can be. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles like some other models I've used, but it is a nice, inexpensive, dependable machine.

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