So after 3 or 4 years w/o insurance, I now have insurance that will pay 60% of my Durable Goods. I was considering upgrading to G5 or the newer G6 but am not convinced that it is necessary.
I do not use a pump.
I have no need to Share data with anyone.
I do not mind calibrating twice a day and I will still need strips for the times that a sensor reads ??? or completely fails.
I have 4 months of G4/G5 sensors stockpiled.
After buying 9 boxes of sensors on the Scheduled Shipment (cash pay) Plan last year, I have my Free Transmitter scheduled to ship to me on March 1. (for G5 & G6 you get a free transmitter after 10 boxes).
I have 2 receivers which continue to work fine. BTW – with 2 G4 receivers, if I have one them on different sensor start times/dates, when I do start a new session and sensor with one, the other will give me readings within 1 hour (but it might need calibration d/t the new sensor). If I am just extending the sensor use then I can have good readings without a 2 hour gap.
I like the 8 to 15 months battery life I get from G4 transmitter and despise the fact that software would be the determination of when G5/G6 transmitter needs to be replaced. (I recognize that XDrip allows the G5 to be used until battery is low, assume the same is true for G6.)
Do not like the reduced battery life of the Bluetooth smart transmitter. (Is it true that the transmitter does more with the data than just transmit raw data like the G4 does?) Do G5 & G6 use same transmitter?
Do not like seeing the many reports of losing Bluetooth connection with the transmitter. I get frustrated enough when I see ??? for 1, 2 or 3 hours with the G4.
After listing the above, I have even greater doubt that I will upgrade.