iHealth Lab Inc. has announced the launch of the iHealth Align, the world’s smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood glucose monitor. The meter plugs directly into a smart phone 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.
iHealth also announced the iHealth Simple Savings program to eliminate complexities associated with insurance paperwork by significantly lowering the price of their proprietary test strips. The new price is about one-quarter of the list price of most name brand test strips, placing it at or below the typical insurance co-pay contribution. Users can now purchase iHealth strips and avoid hassles associated with reimbursement for insurance coverage.
The Simple Savings program will also incorporate an option in the near future to automate test strip replenishment through the iHealth Gluco-Smart mobile app, which intelligently tracks individual test strip usage, allowing for accurate and timely refills.
The iHealth Align, priced at $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 at the new low price of $12.50 per vial of 50 strips and can be found at iHealthlabs.com and Walgreens.com.
The companion iHealth Gluco-Smart App is available for free from the Apple App Store for iPhone from Google Play for Android devices.