The FORA TN’G Voice reads your glucose levels to you and guides you through the features with a voice guidance system. If you have vision problems caused by your diabetes, this is your best option for a blood glucose meter. Not only is it easy to use without sight, but it’s also one of the few glucometers with Bluetooth and a free app to help manage your diabetes in real time. The test strips aren’t widely available, but they aren’t expensive, which is a major bonus in the long term.
For our review of glucometers, we evaluated the availability and cost of test strips by visiting local pharmacies and online diabetic supply stores. The FORA TN’G Voice’s biggest downside is its test strips aren’t widely available. We only found them at a few online stores, and that list includes the manufacturer’s website. This means you need to be vigilant about ordering the test strips well before you run out because you can’t simply run into your local CVS or Walgreens and buy refills. That said, this is a relatively new brand, so we expect the distribution to improve.
On a positive note, the test strips are affordable compared to those for most glucometers. On average, they cost just $0.59 per strip. While they certainly aren’t the cheapest test strips, they are far from the most expensive. The most expensive test strips in our review cost about $1.39 each, and the most expensive ones on the market can cost over $2 each.
As the name suggest, FORA TN’G Voice’s main feature is that it audibly tells you your glucose levels. With nearly 50 percent of diabetics suffering from some degree of vision deterioration, a voice guidance system can be essential. In addition to the voice, it has a high-contrast display that’s easy to read in all types of lighting.
Another great feature of the FORA TN’G Voice is the Bluetooth. You can download the free iFORA app and pair the glucometer to your smartphone to transfer your results. The app is an excellent way to manage your data on the fly. Most glucometers require you to transfer your data to a computer, which takes time and planning. And many of these devices don’t even come with data management software. With an app, the data is always in your pocket. It makes managing your diabetes much easier.
The device itself is bigger than many glucometers, but it’s well-made and portable. It stores up to 450 readings – this isn’t a lot compared to most glucometers, but it doesn’t matter as much because you transfer readings to your smartphone.
If you have vision problems, you won’t find many glucometers that can read your levels to you like the FORA TN’G Voice. This, combine with Bluetooth and an app, makes it one of the best glucometers on the market.