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Breeze®  2

Ascencia® Breeze® 2

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Manufacturer Bayer
Brand Ascensia®
Product Name Breeze® 2
Sample Size (µL) 1
Test Sites 7 sites- abdomen, calf, fingertips, forearm, palm, thigh or upper arm
Meter Size (dimensions) 2.5 x 4.1 x 1 inches
Test Time (seconds) 30
Coding Required? No: no coding required

Altitude (up to) 7,000 feet
Auto Shut Off 2 minutes
Averaging (days) 7, 14, 30
Battery (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium
Blood Type fresh capillary whole blood
Control Solution Shelf-life 6 months after opening
Download Capacities yes
Hematocrit Range 20 - 55%
Humidity Range 10 - 80%
Memory (# of tests) 420
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 see expiration date
System Operating Conditions 50 - 104°F
Test Range (mg/dL) 10 - 600
Test Strips Used* Breeze 2
Tests Per Battery 1000
Warranty 5 years
Website bayercarediabetes.com
Weight 3.8 ounces
Disc-based monitor; no coding technology. Underfill detection. Each function button does only one thing. Eliminates indivisual strip handling and performs 10 tests without reloading. Test strip automatically draws the amount of blood required. Downloadable memory for PC tracking. Stores up to 420 results. Alternate site testing. No cleaning necessary.

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Wednesday, Mar 04 2009 20:04 EST by jenn088 My Rating:
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This is another great meter that I have tried. First of all, it is very easy to load the disc. Second, you get 10 test strips, instead of having to handle or reload little teeny strips. My other family members have also tried this, and they love it. Plus no coding is required, which is awesome. I find it best to buy the discs online, though, since I usually find it cheaper to purchase them over the internet than in a store. All in all, this is definitely one of the better meters out there. Great buy- you get what you pay for!

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