Review: Contour & Contour Next

The Contour meter was one of the first meters I tried out. It uses the Contour test strips that require only 0.6 ul blood droplet. The Contour is a speedy device, rendering your test results in 5 seconds. The lancer included in the package is the Bayer Microlet 2. While I am not fond of the Microlet, the lancer is compact with a large trigger button. The company claims it is designed for one-hand operation, in practice you need two hands when setting it up. There is no way to pull off the cap, insert the lancet and set the spring mechanism with one hand.

The Contour meter is still available, but it has been replaced by the Contour Next.

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