Sanofi-Aventis has just introduced their blood glucose meter for iPhone and iPod touch that goes above and beyond some of the other implementations we have seen in the past. The peripheral as shown in the image above can attach directly to iPhone’s dock connector and can even stay attached permanently with the use of a custom case.
The device can actually be used without the iPhone, with all necessary information displayed directly on the peripheral itself. However, when connected to your iPhone or iPod touch and used with a specially designed app, your device can display a ton of useful information as well as allow you to share the results of any given reading. This can come in handy if sending the results of a reading to your doctor is necessary in any given situation.
There are no official details on pricing or availability, as the company is still waiting for clearance from the FDA. However, the peripheral is expected to cost around $80, while the accompanying app will most likely be available for free.