The mylife Pura comes from Swiss-based company Ypsomed which also brought the Omnipod insulin pump to the UK.

An alternative version of the mylife Pura is the Pura X, which has exactly the same technology as the Pura, just with a different colour scheme.

The mylife Pura meets the 2013 ISO standards for blood glucose meter accuracy, achieving 99.5% of results within the specified accuracy targets.

Pura: autocoding

Autocoding technology allows you to test your blood glucose without entering a code. The meter switches on automatically when a new test strip is clicked into position – and for a change, you put this in sideways.

Illuminated display

An extra-large illuminated display with large digits ensures that the screen is extremely easy to read in all circumstances, but maybe even better for children or the hard-of-sight, while the various functions are very simple to operate using the 3-button control system.


The Pura’s accuracy was demonstrated by being the leading in the test category for low sugar levels in a study in which four established blood glucose meters and the mylife Pura were compared on the basis of the defined assessment criteria.

Softlance lancing device

It comes with a Softlance lancing device featuring horizontal and vertical vibration reduction ensures kind and gentle lancet control. The lancet can also be changed safely and easily as the hygienic ejection mechanism means that you can remove the lancet without touching it.

Silicon skins

Now, if white is not your colour, then there’s a choice of 6 others through flexible silicon covers that protect against damage, provide a good grip and are skid-resistant too, and there’s a series of 9 stickers you can also choose from to accessories your meter should you wish to.

Analysis software

The mylife Pura is compatible with the following blood glucose management software:

  • Diabass
  • mylife SiDiary
  • SiDiary
  • DiaSend

Technical specifications

  • Blood sample size: 1.0 microlitres
  • Time to result: 5 seconds
  • Memory: 600 test results
  • Averages: 1, 7, 14, 30 and 90 days
  • Battery: Two CR2032 batteries
  • Battery life: Approximately 1,000 tests
  • Dimensions: 91 x 46 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 53g
  • Measurement range: 0.6 – 33.3 mmol/L
  • Haematocrit range: 30 – 60%

Operating conditions

  • Temperature: 10 – 40° C
  • Humidity: 10 – 90% relative humidity

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