iHealth launches world’s smallest blood glucose monitor for iPhone, Android

July 11, 2014

iHealth has launched a glucose monitor for iPhone and Android smartphones. According to the company, iHealth Align is the world’s smallest and most portable mobile glucometer.

Mountain View, CA-iHealth has launched a glucose monitor for iPhone and Android smartphones. According to the company, iHealth Align is the world’s smallest and most portable mobile glucometer.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved device retails for $16.95. The user inserts a test strip into the small, teardrop-shaped device that plugs directly into a smartphone. Using the free iHealth Gluco-Smart app, users can log their glucose measurements and view trends and statistics over the span of seven, 14, 30, or 90 days.

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The app can also set up reminders for medication, record insulin doses and pre/post meals or fasting, and keeps track of the quantity of test strips and their expiration date-which the company says it sells at or below the typical insurance co-pay contribution.