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iHealth Align BG1 Blood Glucose Meter
Align BG1
Calculates glucose averages. Requires less than 1µL of blood for a reading. Readings in the memory can be downloaded to a PC and/or a smart device. Stores at least 360 readings. Strips are a little wider or larger than other strips. Has a larger screen than some of the meters. Has either a backlight or LED digits for easy reading in darker lighting conditions. Has a date and time stamp. User can flag their results as pre- or post meal for reference.
Description
Calculates glucose averages. Requires less than 1µL of blood for a reading. Readings in the memory can be downloaded to a PC and/or a smart device. Stores at least 360 readings. Strips are a little wider or larger than other strips. Has a larger screen than some of the meters. Has either a backlight or LED digits for easy reading in darker lighting conditions. Has a date and time stamp. User can flag their results as pre- or post meal for reference.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Accuracy

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.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

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

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

Based on features of each model and ease of use evaluations by expert panelists.

 /  5
Annual strip cost-4 tests/day

Annual strip cost-4 tests/day

The approximate retail price for a year's supply of glucose test strips for a patient who uses four a day.

 /  5

About

The iHealth Align BG1 is part of the Blood Glucose Meters test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Blood Glucose Meters models like the Align BG1 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.