There is a new version of Bayer’s Contour USB, the Contour NEXT USB.

Bayer’s Contour USB is the first blood glucose meter that plugs directly into a computer providing users with instant access to information that can help improve overall diabetes management.

The Contour USB has now been superceded by the Contour NEXT USB which offers an even greater range of features and superior accuracy.

Store 2,000 test results

Storing up to 2,000 test results, this ‘plug & play’ approach makes accessing and assessing your blood sugar trends easier than ever.

Armed with knowledge about trends and patterns in your blood glucose levels you can ‘plug i, know more, take action’.

With a compact, good looking design carrying powerful technology, compatibility and management software, the Contour USB is truly a next-generation.

Ongoing data tracking and accurate information sharing are key to good diabetes management.

The CONTOUR USB meter makes data organisation simpler, which can lead to transforming blood test results into meaningful insights.

Contour USB features

Bayer’s Contour USB includes a number of advanced features to enable people with diabetes to better manage their blood glucose levels. These features include pre and post-meal alarms and functionality to separate before meal and after meal readings.

The Contour USB comes equipped with built-in diabetes data management software. Just plug in the Contour USB to a modern computer USB port to start using Glucofacts Deluxe software, no need to download software or use cables to connect.

The Contour USB meter is fast and efficient, taking just five seconds to test with a tiny blood sample of 0.6 microlitres. Furthermore, the CONTOUR USB has a rechargeable battery, an easy-to-read display and an illuminated test strip port. The meter weighs just 1.75 ounces, and at 3 inches long and 1.5 inches wide, is one of the smallest meters currently available.

Contour USB test strips

The Contour USB meter uses Bayer’s Contour test strips, which only require a 0.6 microlitre blood sample and are available on prescription. Bayer’s test strips involve ‘ no coding technology ‘ which is one less thing to worry about.

Rechargeable battery

Among the new features, this meter has the first rechargeable battery. It has an easy-to-read bright and colourful display and an illuminated test strip port, making testing in the dark possible.

Bayer Contour USB key features

  • A bright colour display screen that is visible in any light and shows average, high and low readings with
  • Customisable features such as intuitive pre- and post-meal marking
  • Rechargeable battery that may be charged from any USB port or via the CONTOUR USB wall charger
  • On board Glucofacts(TM) DELUXE diabetes management software

Bayer’s Contour USB meter is currently compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP (SP3) and Vista (SP2) as well as Mac OS 10.6.3 (Snow Leopard) and Mac OS X 10.5.7 and 10.5.8 (Intel 64 bit processors).

Contour USB specifications and technical information

  • Blood sample size: 0.6 microlitres
  • Time to result: 5 seconds
  • Memory: 2,000 entries
  • Averages: 7, 14, 30 and 90 days
  • Battery: Non-serviceable, 280mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery, 3.4V – 4.2V (5V input voltage)
  • Charging current: 500 mAh
  • Charging temperature: 0°–35°C
  • Meter/Battery life: 5 years
  • Dimensions: 97 x 30 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 43g
  • Measurement range: 1.1 – 33.3 mmol/L
  • Shipping, storage and operating temperature: 5°–45°C
  • Humidity: 10-93% relative humidity

User comments

“Seriously, if you want something to motivate you to test more, which we all should, right? This is it!”
“If you have a need for storing, printing or just getting a results overview this is the meter for you. It is easy to use and update to input test data ie before meals is very easy and clear, it can recharge on your PC. This is the greatest blood glucose meter I have ever used. The Contour USB is small, discreet and very simple to use. The provided auto software tracks all your tests and makes printable graphs that are useful for taking to the hospital or doctor.”

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