iHealth vs Onetouch

OneTouch VerioSync vs. iHealth Glucometer

In the previous article, when we looked at the First Blood Glucose Meters to Send Test Results to Your Phone via Bluetooth, we discussed the advantages of these new meters –OneTouch Verio Sync and iHealth Meter. Now, let’s take a step further and discuss the differences and similarities between the two of them. Although these meters both have the same general specifications, there are a few slight differences between them.
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OneTouch VerioSync Meter

For starters, the OneTouch Verio Sync meter is only compatible with Apple devices (iPhone, iTouch, and iPad), so if you have a device with an Android operating system, you are unfortunately out of luck as of now. The Verio Sync seems to feature a much more user-friendly app than the iHealth. There are many different windows you can open to view various things like trends, readings, and other data. When you receive your test result not only is your blood glucose level displayed, but your test results from the past 14 days are also present (shown to the right).

iHealth Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System

As for the iHealth meter (shown in the picture below), it is slightly more versatile in the sense that it can be used with both Apple and some Android devices. Although this is true, the application that is used with the device is less extravagant as the Verio Sync. It displays your test result, and it has some simple graphs to show your test result trends. Also, you can set test and medication reminders! A cool feature that comes with the iHealth monitor is access to the “iHealth Cloud.” This is a free, online cloud service where all of your data is backed up and stored securely.
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Similarities

Although there are all of these fancy, new features with the meters, both of them can still test your glucose levels even if you cannot connect to a mobile device. They store these readings and transfer them to your device the next time you test and connect via Bluetooth. One slight disadvantage to both of these meters is that they both require a certain test strip made by their respective manufacturers.
All in all, these are both great meters, and the final decision will be up to your personal preference. Please consider sharing this with your friends and family if you think they would like to learn about this awesome step towards advancement in diabetes technology!

 

By: DiabeticCare editorial team; Published: 12-19-2013, 2:00 PM

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