Contour USB from Bayer is the only blood glucose meter that connects directly to a computer for instant access to information, trends, and patterns. It transfers individual blood glucose readings into the knowledge you need to act smarter than ever. It’s a simple win.
Monitor Blood GlucoseFeature
- No Coding technology Blood Glucose
- Plug and play USB meter opens Bayer’s GLUCOFACTS DELUXE software onto your computer with easy to view result history and trends
- Bayers GLUCOFACTS DELUXE software can help you discover valuable insights
- Utilizes CONTOUR test strips with No Coding technology
- Bright color display is easy to read
I have been trying for four days now to get this meter to work on a computer, any computer. Under Mac Snow Leopard, the installation software crashes. Under any version of Windows 7, you have to start the installation manually and install Sun Java RTE6. After you install that, the software will run off the meter exactly once. It will ask you if you want to download the software to install on your machine, and the Bayer web site will time out with a message saying An error occurred, please try again later. This will happen every time you go to the web site to try to download the software for either Mac or Windows. It will happen on any computer you try.Blood Monitoring
Once the software has run in Windows 7 off the meter exactly once and the download has failed, every time you try to run the software again, it will tell you another meter is already connected, please disconnect that meter and reconnect the 2nd meter.
If you call Bayer, a recorded voice will tell you about how much they care, but no one will ever, ever, ever, ever answer the phone. You will leave many messages, but no one will call you back.
Mind you, I have successfully programed Logitech Harmony remotes and installed third party open source software on my linksys router; I've successfully removed my Macbook pro's hard drive and upgraded it to a larger one; I've hacked my iPhone. So it's not that I just don't understand how to install software. This is easily the worst software installation I have ever seen.
I could try installing it on a Windows XP with service pack 3, but I don't have any Windows XP install cds lying around anymore.
On the plus side, the meter is cute. I like being able to mark readings before or after meal, something I could not do on my One Touch Ultra mini, making the reading downloads useless because I never started or finished meals in any preset time frame. I was hoping with the USB Contour, I could stop having to enter my readings eight times a day manually, but no such luck. I don't believe Bayer actually provides working software for this meter.