i have a crap ton of meters LOL
I'm a martial artist so there's one in my gym bag, another in the dojang incase I forget mine, one in my car, in my purse, I'm a student so there's one in my backpack, another in my bag for work, one in the livingroom and one by the bed LOL
i use a one touch ultra because that's the one who's strips my insurance gives the best rate on. You might want to look into this. I'm not big on the whole app thing for my BGs but that's just me, i know some others love them. It can be nice to have the features that show you a graphed trend.
bayer has a new meter that my insulin pump supply company is giving away for free so whatta ya know another meter! LOL
some use more blood some use less but hoenstly a finger stick is a finger stick, it's not like the meter using less blood means the blood it doesnt use goes back in my finger! LOL none of them use THAT much (like the ones at the hospital that seem to require a cookie to recover from!!)
most modern meters dont require coding so that's also more or less a non issue.
welcome to the world of fun gadgets!