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iHealth Lab Inc. has launched the iHealth Align, a FDA-approved mobile blood glucose monitor. The meter plugs directly into a smart phone such as the iPhone and displays and stores readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app.
By displaying readings directly on the phone screen, iHealth was able to shrink the device size to just slightly larger than the circumference of a quarter. The compact size and mobile sync capability make iHealth Align a small and powerful new tool for diabetes management, says Adam Lin, president of iHealth Lab. The iHealth Align plugs directly into the headphone jack of a user's smart phone and works with both iPhone and Android phones.
The readings are automatically displayed and logged using the free iHealth Gluco-Smart mobile application. Through the app, users can manage their readings, track insulin and easily share info with caregivers and supporters. Since all the data is automatically sent to the cloud, users can view their information from anywhere by logging into their online account.
The iHealth Align, priced at US$16.95, comes with a lancing device and four colorful protective cases. Consumers can pre-order the iHealth Align beginning today at iHealthlabs.com. iHealth test strips are now available for $12.50 per vial of 50 strips and can be found at iHealthlabs.com and Walgreens.com.