Hi there Glucosegirl. I have the Breeze2 which I used for the first 6 months or so. I replaced it with an Accuchek Compact Plus when I left the Breeze at work one day. The Breeze consistently reads a few points higher than the Compact, but not enough to make any real change in treatment. From the comments I have seen this tends to be true of most all meters. Some difference, but not much. Personally though, I much prefer the Compact. I have PN in my hands so I have a hard time getting the rest strip disc in place correctly. I also had a lot of misfires with the Breeze when it spits out the test strip. I also had the feeding mechanism break and had to replace the first meter. I have never had a misfire with the Compact. The test strips come in a 17 strip drum that drops in like a roll of film and it comes with a super easy lancet that attaches to the meter. The lancet is also drum loaded. All in all I prefer the Compact Plus over the Breeze hands down. At the same time, the Breeze delivered consistent reliable results. I think the biggest considerations when looking at meters are the ease of use and cost of test strips. Most seem to do the job they are supposed to.