The OneTouch UltraMini glucometer, also referred to as a blood-glucose meter, was rated excellent and one of the 10 best blood-glucose meters by Consumer Reports in 2015, as reported in Men's Health. The rating was based on variables such as ease of use, size, speed, memory, accuracy and testing strips.
Consumer Reports suggests considering a variety of factors when purchasing a blood glucose meter. Although the cost of the meters vary greatly, some have extensive data storage. Some meters provide data storage to monitor and analyze blood glucose levels for up to 30 days.
The cost of test strips should also be considered. An inexpensive meter may require purchasing costly test strips made specifically for the blood glucose meter brand.