A Holter-type monitor system includes a remotely located data receiving device, an analyte sensor for producing signal indicative of a characteristic of a user, and a Holter-type recording device. The Holter-type recording device includes a housing, a sensor connector, a processor, and a data port. The sensor connector receives the produced signals from the analyte sensor. The processor is coupled to the sensor connector and stores the signals from the analyte sensor for delivery to the remotely located data receiving device. The recording device is coupled to the processor for downloading the stored signals to the remotely located data receiving device. The data receiving device may be a characteristic monitor, a data receiver that provides data to another device, an RF programmer, a medication delivery device (such as an infusion pump), or the like.