What's this? This is based on a combination of the product's accuracy, repeatability, and convenience.
$7.50 - $235.10
Summary:Calculates glucose averages. Automatic coding. Requires less than 1µL 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.
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.
This is based on the average of differences between data from a particular blood glucose meter and parallel readings from a standard laboratory instrument.
The ability of the blood glucose meter to provide repeatable data from test to test.
Based on features of each model and ease of use evaluations by expert panelists.
Features & Specs - FreeStyle Freedom Lite
Multi-test strip cartridge This allows the user to load several strips into the meter at once, rather than loading each individually.
Multi-test strip cartridge
Displays averages Allows you to see your average blood-glucose readings over several days.
Sets strip code automatically Allows models to automatically recognize the strips used to take blood-glucose readings.
Sets strip code automatically
Greater than 5 second test time Allows a user to get a blood-glucose reading in less than 5 seconds.
Greater than 5 second test time
Can download memory to PC The ability to download your readings to your computer.
Can download memory to PC
Memory of 360 readings or more Indicates whether the model can store 360 or more readings.
Memory of 360 readings or more
Date and time stamp The date and time of each reading is stored in memory.
Date and time stamp
Meal markers Allow the user to flag a reading as "before" or "after" a meal.
Can convert mg/dL to mmol/L Allows the user to change units of measure.
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Pittsburg, CA
(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Fine product, very easy to use.
Long Battery Life
Test To Pc Link
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.