I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I used the OneTouch Verio IQ Meter for several months and have recently replaced it with the Contour Next USB Meter which communicates with my new Medtronic pump. I want to give you my impressions of Verio, hopefully, to help you make a decision about which meter is best for you.
The buttons are not too difficult to touch. The machine is not the smallest but it is nicely pretty thin. Accuracy seems pretty good, though not perfect, like the others.
If you have this IQ, make sure to check yours because there is a recall on this meter for a rare error it makes.
One of the things I don’t like about this meter is battery life. The meter has a light supposedly to help with the strips but it barely helps and I just see it as something that drains the battery.
The strips for this meter are very small and very thin which make them harder to handle than many others. What’s nice here is it only needs 0.3 micro-liters of blood and it can take blood from either side. What’s bad is if you don’t have enough blood, you have to start all over with a new (expensive) strip.
Also, after you’re done testing, when you pull out the strip, the machine doesn’t turn off on its own for a seemingly long time, about 5 minutes, especially since battery life isn’t that great.
The screen is REALLY easy to see which is very nice. Also, the log uses predictive patterns to give you warning about when you usually get highs or lows.
There is a standard USB connection and you can download the info to a PC but NOT to a MAC. I find that I often have to connect the meter to the computer to charge it, even when I don’t need to download the data.
Overall, it’s a pretty nice meter, but not perfect. The only reason I stopped using it is that my current meter (Contour Next USB) works with my Medtronic pump.
I hope you enjoy it.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Super Gadget Guy