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FreeStyle Freedom Lite
 
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$13.00 - $114.00
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Summary: Calculates glucose averages. Automatic coding. Requires less than 1┬ÁL of blood for a reading. Readings in the memory can be downloaded to a PC. Stores at least 360 readings. Has larger digits on the display than some of the meters. Has a larger screen than some of the meters. Users may have difficulty applying blood to the strip. Has a date and time stamp. Excellent for accuracy. Very Good for repeatability.
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About - FreeStyle Freedom Lite

The FreeStyle Freedom Lite is part of the blood glucose meter test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blood glucose meter models like the Freedom Lite are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Accuracy:
This is based on the average of differences between data from a particular blood glucose meter and parallel readings from a standard laboratory instrument.

Repeatability:
The ability of the blood glucose meter to provide repeatable data from test to test.

Convenience:
Based on features of each model and ease of use evaluations by expert panelists.
Features & Specs - FreeStyle Freedom Lite
info Multi-test strip cartridge No
info Displays averages Yes
info Sets strip code automatically Yes
info Greater than 5 second test time No
info Can download memory to PC Yes
info Memory of 360 readings or more Yes
info Date and time stamp Yes
info Meal markers No
info Can convert mg/dL to mmol/L No
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User Reviews - FreeStyle Freedom Lite
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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Compact works great
4/1/2013
Pros
Compact
Convenient case
Easy Data Review
Large readout
Minimal Blood Sample Req
Cons
None experienced
Best Uses
Great for travel
Comment:
The biggest feature is that this meter will test a minute blood sample which is great for minimal lancing. I can get by with a 1 or 2 (out of 4) lancet poke. The other feature is I can leave the meter in the convenient zippered case for testing. I have the testing strip slot facing out toward the zipper and with the clear retaining band you can easily read the result so there is no need to remove the meter. When done I remove the used test strip and zip the case. There is also a handy mesh pocket for lancets and another band to retain the lancing device. The readings are quick and very accurate. Still have the original battery in the unit over 1 year ago. I only test once a day currently. Received meter free from my family doctor.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Fine product, very easy to use.
10/30/2012
Pros
Large Display
Long Battery Life
Test To Pc Link
Cons
none
Best Uses
Comment:
This is the only one I have used. I got it in May, 2010 and have changed the battery only once. I also have the PC link which is an extra cost ($30).<br /><br />It is relatively easy to use and is very portable. The instructions for accessing the clock and inner workings are a bit vague.<br />Downloading the data to Abbott's logging application is relatively easy. The test trip supplier needs test logs every 6 months. <br /><br />The test strips are very reliable. Only a very few have failed to work which may have been my error by contamination prior to test.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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