I use the Accu-CHEK, Avila which is paid for by my insurance company.
I use and like the convenience of the Breeze 2. Although I also have two others that will interface with my computer my go to is the Breeze 2.
I use the meter the insurance Co. will buy the test strips for.
I would look up reviews. I usually look at Amazon if its a product they carry because the reviews don't seem biased. Also there are alot of reviews and you can read the negative ones to see if their review seems valid. I hope this helps. Another way would be ask your local pharmacist which monitor sales best and be sure to compare prices of the strips