I have a verio IQ that came with my insulin pump, and absolutely hate it. If you look at the specs compared to other meters, they’re just not that good.
Mine actually required a LOT of blood, way more than any of my other meters (except the old school ones, of course). And it doesn’t let you add more blood if it’s dissatisfied, you just waste one of the expensive strips. Bad design on those strips, too. It’s impassible to tell which way is up in dim lighting
Speaking of expensive strips, my local pharmacy won’t supply them because they cost about three times what insurance will reimburse. I have to drive to the nearest Walmart, 80 miles away, to fill that script.
It’s also really stupidly designed. They give you A MASSIVE hard case for it. Which looks much higher end, but turns out to be bulky and an impractical waste of space. It only has a loose mesh pouch, nothing zippered, so every time you unzip the case all the accoutreme that comes with being a diabetic falls out… Hopefully on the table, but most often I had to crawl on the floor to regather lancets and the like. Thankfully, the meter sits in a unattached plastic cradle I wound up just keeping this cradle in a zippered pouch and tossing the annoying case They put the charging port in an inaccessible place, when they could have easily rotated it, so it was accessed from the side. They also could have designed that cradle better, if they wanted to put the charging port in that stupid location. Instead, they covered the port with the plastic cradle, so you have to peel the casing off every time you have to charge it. It’s the equivalent of trying to unsheath your cell phone from it’s protective case every time you need to charge. It’s a small inconvenience occasionally, but it’s a massive annoyance when you have to it constantly.
That’s a lot of pain in the a*s for a machine that just isn’t very effective. My first machine 30 years ago was a one touch, it’s a shame they haven’t kept up with technology advances.
Of the four meters I currently have, the freestyle lite gets my vote. I don’t have the cable to connect it to the computer, but I don’t need it as I record bg directly to my pump to calculate boluses Though I did steal the delica lancing device from the verio IQ. I think that’s one thing they got right.
The other verio options may be better, I haven’t tried them… But do NOT waste your breath searching for a verio IQ!