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WaveSense Jazz

Wavesense Jazz
Product:
Jazz
Manufacturer:
Wavesense

The WaveSense JAZZ provides a large memory, easy to switch on backlit display, for testing in low light conditions, and also allows data to be viewed and analysed on an Apple smartphone app.

The meter meets the 2013 ISO standards for glucose meter accuracy with 99% of results falling within the accuracy boundaries.

WaveSense Dynamic Electrochemistry

The patented technology used in the meters is called WaveSense Dynamic Electrochemistry. What it is designed to do is address how everyday events and conditions can cause a blood glucose meter to distort the result.

For example there may be environmental variations (such as temperature, altitude or humidity) that can affect the reading.

The meters send electrical signals to the test strip to identify common sources of error then uses advanced algorithms to detect and correct these errors to provide the most accurate results by calculating likely glucose variability.

Backlit display

The meter has large, backlit digits so readings are clear to see, the whole blood testing procedure is fast and easy and needs only a 0.5 µL blood sample size and can accommodate alternate site testing.

You can analyse data from the meter via PC by downloading the Zero-Click blood glucose results management software and by requesting a ‘Zero-Click data cable’ from AgaMatrix.

You can analyse on an iPhone 4 (or above) and 5th generation iPod touch by downloading the AgaMatrix Health Manager App and requesting the ‘AgaMatrix Cable’ from AgaMatrix.

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This blood test machine is called the Jazz and the company that brought it out is Wavesense. The technology behind the Wavesense Jazz is slightly different from most other blood test machines on the market. Blood glucose is made up of a serious of sugars and the reagants in strips are all slightly different.

For most of us just to go through our daily lives and have a blood test; most blood test meters do exactly what you need them to do. However, there are some arguments about the need for better testing of certain sugars. Wavesense comes at the technology from that direction. It's highly accurate.

The Wavesense Jazz uses patented technology and comes at blood testing from a new angle. What is's designed to do is addresses how everyday events can distort results. That can be cold, humidity and other factors like that. The meter sends electrical signals to the test strip to identify common sources of error and uses advanced algorithms to detect and correct these errors to provide the most accurate results by calculating likely glucose variability. They're actually calling this technology Wavesense Dynamical Electrochemistry. It's interesting to know all this technology is being used for you to do your daily blood testing.

With the Wavesense Jazz, it's got a big screen which is handy. There's a big flashing dollop of blood sign. The lancing device is quite entertaining - looks like a kazoo. Dial in the depth setting with this little dial, prime like that, release like that. It's got the lancet device in there.

If I do a blood test; place your spot of blood on the meter and you can see the screen goes through some different phases. This is at 12.4 mmol/L. There's a little tick button on here which means you're tagging your meals. So when you download your results you should be able to see patterns emerging. There's a little light that can be pressed too. It's got very big digits for a very small meter and there's no coding required so it makes it a very fast operation. If you have your blood test results within a range it's another meter that comes up with a big smiley face to let you know you're on track.

Wavesense Jazz Technical Information

  • Blood sample size: 0.5 microliters
  • Time for results: 6 seconds
  • Memory: 1,865 test results
  • Averages: 14, 30 and 90 days
  • Batteries: Two replaceable CR2032, 3 volt, lithium batteries
  • Dimensions: 83 x 46 x 20 mm
  • Weight: 48g
  • Measurement range: 1.1 to 33.3 mmol/L
  • Haematocrit: 20 – 60%

Operating conditions

  • Temperature: 10°C to 40°C (50°F to 104°F)
  • Relative humidity: Up to 90%
  • Altitude: 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)
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