One Important Item to Note:
Don’t use regular sewing thread. It may not be strong enough. I use braided fishing line. Make sure to get braided. Braided fishing line of sufficient strength will make it unbreakable. I use 40 pound test.
I added an elastic band to hold the meter more securely. While the holder they give you is designed to hold the meter securely inside the container for walking around and stuff, it isn’t designed for running. So a little extra security is a good idea.
Put the elastic band on the end so that it doesn’t cover the BG number when it is displayed! The meter can still be removed easily if you want.
The holder came with it. But I have a Contour Next One.
I guess I can’t speak for every meter, but the Contour Next One and ReliOn Micro and FreeStyle Lite meters all come with a small holder that is decent. All of those have a little zippered carrying case, with the holder sewn in.
The case that comes with the Contour Next USB is literally just a case with mesh pockets on both side, one zippered and one open. It’s useless for storing a meter. I use mine to hold my diabetes emergency kit (spare infusion set, cartridge, insulin, ketone meter, extra strips, etc.).
I do also recall getting a case that just had one of loops made of elastic and plastic that held the meter in case. I think that may have come with my first generation Contour USB. But it was still a bad design because it didn’t hold the meter properly and the plastic bit ended up covering buttons.
My Contour Next One did come with a case that had a nice holder. I don’t like the One (I like being able to log insulin in the meter and hate the app that goes with the One), so I just use the One case to hold my USB.