TABLE 2.

Overview of NovoPen 5 Plus, NovoPen Echo, Vigipen, and KiCoPen Smart Insulin Pens

NovoPen 5 PlusNovoPen EchoVigipenKiCoPen
CompanyNovo NordiskNovo NordiskDiabnextCambridge Consultants
Country of originUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited Kingdom
FDA approvalNoYesNoNo
U.S. availabilityNoYesNoNo
Cost$68 (∼£52)*∼$54–$67 with discountUnable to verifyUnable to verify
Insulin compatibilitiesAspart 3-mL cartridgesAspart 3-mL cartridgesUnable to verifyUnable to verify
App serviceNoNoAppleUnable to verify
BluetoothNoNoYesUnable to verify
USBNoNoNoUnable to verify
Features• Records time since and dose of last injection
• Displays battery life and memory status
• Designed for children
• Records time since and dose of last injection
• Displays battery life and memory status
• Half-unit dosing
• Automatically records the time of injection as well as the amount of insulin injected
• Transfers the data via Bluetooth to app
• Records time and amount injected
  • * Currency conversions conducted on 29 January 2019.