Hi CoachMarla, It was great meeting you at Lowcarb USA in San Diego. First I am sorry that you are underwhelmed but would perhaps like to address that.
Did you use the code key that came with your strips? Like the other user who did a review on this board you need the code strip to ensure a good reading.
I can not speak to the accuracy of your existing meter. However, the notable Scientist Dominic D"Agostino who is working with NASA regarding ketogenic diets for long duration deep space missions benchmarked our meter yesterday and was “very impressed with results”
Unlike Abbott who do not post anywhere what their actual accuracy we are the only meter provider who posts what you should get on our website.
Ketones: measuring from 0.1 mmol/L ~ 8.0mmol/L
Precision: ≤1mmol/L, SD<0.1mM; 1mmo/L, CV<7.5%
Accurate results in 10 seconds
Glucose: Measuring from 10-700mg/dL (0.56 – 38.89 mmol/L)
Precision:SD < 5 mg/dl (0.278 mmol/L) at < 100mgl/dL (5.55 mmol/L); CV < 5% at 100mg/dL (5.55 mmol/L)
Accurate results in 5 seconds
The questions that one should ask is how accurate is your current precision meter when was the last time you tested that to a control if that is to be your benchmark.
Our meters were all tested to a control solution when they left the factory. If there is an issue with yours we would gladly change it. We offer a lifetime guarantee on our meter. I think precision gives you 60 days.
We will have control solutions available in a couple of weeks on our website
If you have any questions I look forward to being able to answer them.