iBGStar is the first blood glucose meter to integrate blood glucose testing with a smartphone. From Sanofi, the iBGStar is compatible with iPhone.
This blood glucose meter takes blood glucose monitoring to the next level, allowing you to manage your diabetes any time, anywhere.
iBGStar and iOS
The iBGStar is compatible with Apple’s iPhone and the iPod Touch, allowing you to easily view and analyse results on the go and enabling you to use your iPhone or iPod Touch as your blood glucose diary.
The only requirement of the smartphone is that it must be running at least iOS5.
The iBGStar is not compatible with Android or smartphones running iOS4 or earlier operating systems.
Accurate and convenient
The iBGStar is an accurate meter that gives plasma equivalent readings, requiring only a small droplet of blood (0.5 microlitres).
The meter requires no battery changes and is instead recharged similarly to a phone.
The iBGStar uses BGStar test strips which require no coding.
One of the smallest blood glucose meters
The iBGStar is one of the very smallest blood glucose meters on the market, measuring less than 6cm long and less than 3cm wide.
The style of the iBGStar matches that of an iPhone or iPod Touch.
You could easily be forgiven for not having any idea that it’s actually a blood glucose meter that you’re plugging into your phone.
iBGStar Diabetes Manager App
The iBGStar’s app can be downloaded from the Apple App store and just needs syncing with iTunes to get it up and running.
The software application that you download to your iPhone or iPod Touch is called Diabetes Manager App. This is a free app and gives a variety of log tables, graphs, averages (including custom averages) and standard deviations.
Each time the meter is connected and the Diabetes Manager App is accessed, the iBGStar syncs with your iPhone or iPod Touch and automatically transfers any new readings to the Diabetes Manager App’s log of test readings.
iBGStar specifications and technical information
- Blood sample size: 0.5 microliters
- Time for results: 5 seconds
- Memory: 300 test results
- Averages: 1, 3, 7, 14, 30 and 90 days
- Battery: Internal, non-replaceable rechargeable battery
- Dimensions: 56 x 24 x 10 mm
- Weight: 9g
- Measurement range: 1.1 to 33.3 mmol/L
- Haematocrit: 20 – 60%
- Temperature: 10°C to 40°C (50°F to 104°F)
- Relative humidity: Up to 90%
- Altitude: 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)
The iBGStar is currently only available at Boots in the UK; either online at Boots.com or at Boots stores.