Loving the BLUETOOTH connection!

There is something very magical about having the ability to sync your glucose readings automatically. It makes your life a million times better. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to see my endocrinologist and had some readings in a traditional logbook and some readings on an app on my phone, but the majority of the readings were still inside the glucose monitoring device waiting to be transferred.

Bluetooth connection changes all of that. As a new mom trying to balance it all, I have greatly appreciated having the opportunity to test the FORA TN’G Voice Glucose Monitoring System

IMG_0400Here’s my experience:

When it first arrived, I was most eager to try the Bluetooth feature so I jumped right in. My personality type is whatever type that does NOT like to read instruction manuals and that was… umm… a MISTAKE!

InstructionsAfter not getting very far, I had to go back and read the directions and guess what? I’m SO glad that I did. This GMS (Glucose Monitoring System) has many more features than I’m accustomed to having. I was able to set the time, a few alarms, the time of day for the readings, and the coolest of them all…set the volume of the TALKING Feature (or mute it).  This devise actually talks to you.

Although the talking feature wouldn’t be great during the times when I want to be discreet (during class or in meetings or in church) but at home this is perfect.  It’s also great for people who are visually impaired.

After getting it all hooked up, I struggled for a while trying to get the Bluetooth connection going, but once I found the correct button to press, it was SMOOTH sailing. (*It’s important to connect the Bluetooth via the APP on your phone and NOT the settings on your phone. This tip will spare you the unlimited amount of hours that I wasted without connectivity).

IMG_0404This is the app and setting it up was very easy.

IMG_0408I gave it access to WRITE and READ data.

IMG_0407Once it was installed… it was smooth sailing. I checked my glucose.

IMG_0411Do you see the light? This was so freaking cool. You’re able to check your glucose in the middle of the night when hypos hit without having to spend energy turning on the lights in the room. Furthermore…

IMG_0414The ENTIRE device provides EXCELLENT lighting and large numbers. This is my after meal reading.

IMG_0415When I finished checking my glucose, I didn’t have to touch the testing strip. I just pressed this button on the side and it popped out into the trash. It was like shooting a 3-pointer with nothing-but-net.

After some time trying out this GMS, here are the pros and cons.

Cons:

1. The size. It’s the biggest GMS I’ve ever had.

IMG_0413It’s bigger than my current accuCheck and takes up a large portion of my hand

IMG_04122. I checked the major stores here in South Florida (Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens) and they don’t carry the strips. So, you have to make sure you order enough online.

Besides that, I was very much pleasantly pleased by it. On their website, they do offer a smaller one that might be easier to carry in a small purse.

Pros:

  1. The BLUETOOTH!!!! (Allows you to sync your readings to your phone quickly and completely hands-free)
  2. The light (It’s so helpful, especially at night)
  3. The audio voice technology. When you insert a test strip it says aloud “Thank you for using Fora Health Products. Please relax during measurement. Please apply blood into the strip.” (I liked being reminded that I need to relax. Sometimes testing can be nerve-wrecking)
  4. The App (I can easily view my readings and give them to my Endocrinologist at my next visit)
  5. Bluetooth (just had to say it again because it’s just so darn fantastic!)

If you’d like to try it at 50% off use discount code “drp50” on their website HERE  (Discount ends July 31st)

*This review contains my honest opinion. I have not been paid for this review. I did receive the glucose monitoring device to test out at no cost.

 

 

By | 2017-08-01T03:09:39+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Diabetes Product Reviews|

2 Comments

  1. Rick Philips June 25, 2016 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    That is certainly an interesting device. i have not seen them in my area, however.

    I referred your blog to the TUDiabetes.org blog page for the week of June 20, 2016.

    • Dr. P June 26, 2016 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you very much Rick. I appreciate it.

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