I've used Onetouch meters for 6 or more years. I have 4-5 different meters of different generations. It has worked fine, but I've never been really happy with some of the features. The new Verio IQ is now covered by my insurance and I've decided to upgrade. The new meter is rechargable, has more features (including patter detection), better meal tagging, a standard interface cable, is smaller and has a better display.
And most of all it seems to have better accuracy. A 2008 study of the onetouch Ultra technology (which used GO enzymes) showed that 88-92% of readings were +/- 15% of true value. A more recent study of the newer meters included the Verio (which uses a new GDH enzyme) which performed better. The Verio had as much as 99% of readings +/- 15%.
So I've pretty much decided to change. Of course, I contacted Onetouch and got a free meter for insulin users, I don't think I've ever payed for a meter.
What are your thoughts about the Verio IQ? Will it be totally replacing the Ultra line? Will they come out with a Verio IQ Link that works with the Ping?