The sleek 4-inch pocket-friendly all-inclusive iPhone-compatible Dario Smart Meter not only helps in monitoring your blood glucose level, but the Dario app allows to track your carbohydrate intake, required insulin doses, calorie intake and records your high and low levels providing an HbA1c estimate of your blood glucose readings.
- The Average:
Though Dario’s all-inclusive features are very user friendly, but the strip cartridge needs a bit modification so that users find it convenient to pull the strips out without any hassle. Too small size at times adds to inconvenience in handling. Moreover, the pre-set blood glucose range does not show readings below 80 that often confuse the users regarding the actual reading.
- The Bad:
Dario operation being solely iPhone/smart phone dependent may cause difficulty if your mobile charge gets drained. Moreover, handling the phone while the lancet is pricking your finger may make things clumsy. Above all, the Dario app cannot be integrated with other device based data cloud compelling manual log in every time to check other data. Today, tech-savvy users would like to have everything integrated in one platform. Being a new entrant to the market, the product is not covered by most insurance providers.
- Our ratings: 8/10
- About product, manufacturer, release date, and updates
The little lip gloss sized iPhone compatible Blood Glucose meter Dario Smartmeter innovated by Israel based Labstyle Innovations has hit the market in March’16 bringing in cheers for the diabetics looking for high-end all-inclusive blood glucose monitor.
The sleek 4 inch sized portable Dario glucose meter comes with a small lancet device, a cartridge holder containing strips and an attachment to fix with your smartphone. This device does not require additional batteries as it will work in sync with your iPhone/smartphone. Test strips are available in plans of 50s,100s and 200s per month.
- Write about things that make the product worth buying.
-Portability, the ability to sync with the iPhone/smartphone and high-accuracy readings are the unique features that makes this product a cut above others.
-Almost a painless blood testing method with the small lancet swiftly picking the blood from your finger, and the result shows up in your iPhone monitor within 6 seconds.
-The user friendliness of the apps with a good display enables easy navigation.
-Maintains a record of your blood tests for a week or a month projecting your average BG level within a certain period. Keeps you abreast of the required daily blood tests that would help you provide due records to your health insurer.
-The apps log in enables you to add your carb intake, calorie burnt, requirement of insulin doses and your workouts.
- How user-friendly this product is actually?
Dario Smartmeter is great for the geeks. Those accustomed toiPhone-independent BG meters may take a little time to get acquainted in synchronizing the apps with the phone. Else it is a great device to use as per needs.
Compared to other commonly used BG meters like Contour Next, Contour meter, Accu-chek Meter, One Touch Select, Dr.Morepen Test, Dario offers a smarter diabetes management system where the results can be tracked, monitored and shared as required.
Frankly speaking, Dario BG meter with its iPhone integrating features has been able to draw admiration of its users, but it also needs modification of the strip cartridge and better data integration with other cloud devices.
Dario BG meter has hit the market with smart diabetes management features that allows the user to track the blood glucose levels more efficiently by storing the data through Dario apps in iPhone/smartphones.