Arkray X-Meter

By Ryan Latest Reply 2008-09-13 23:55:51 -0500
Started 2008-09-13 17:23:20 -0500

I finally got my hands on this meter. It is thinner than any other meter I have ever seen. Even the bottles of strips are designed to fit in the case with the thin meter, The bottles top has a small opening so you cannot stick your finger, (even your pinky) in it to dig out a strip. Instead, there is a small hole there so you can "tap" out a test strip.It is a no-coding meter and takes only .3 microliters of blood. It sucks up the blood faster than any meter i have ever seen. I have been using it for about a week and used 200 test strips so far. I am testing the meters ability to give accurate and consistent results. Unfortunately, the meter I was going to compare it against, the Agamatrix presto, I ran out of strips for but in the meantime while waiting for the strips, I will continue to use and use and use this meter and test it a lot harder than it was intended to be. It seriously looks like and iPod and their Data management software is good as well. the lancing device is a simple device but unlike any i have seen so far. The meter is made in Japan, which gives me a lot of confidence in it's ability. everytime i test, i test 5 times in a row with this meter to see if it gives me the same results everytime. So far so good. I will keep you updated on the test.

as far as the last test i did of my meters, the Accu-Check Aviva, freestyle lite and Agamatrix Presto, were all very capable meters with good accuracy the only problem I had was the Freestyle and Aviva would occasionally(at least 1-2 times per day) throw out some odd reading causing me to have to retest. The Agamatrix Presto on the other hand, not once gave me a reading more than 5% away from the others. I did have to end the test early due to my increased testing frequency. I usually test 10x a day but when I was doing my "experiment" It was more like 15-20x a day.

Sp far the x-meter seems to be a very capable meter which could give the agamatrix a good side by side test. I am very excited to finally be getting so close to having a final daily use meter.


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Rita 2008-09-13 23:55:51 -0500 Report

Hi Ryan, congrats to finally found you're meter. So this is the best meter out there? keep me updated how it's works out. Rita