You will not make a good quality print without a at least one test strip. What you might gain with an exposure meter is a first approximation of the correct time, allowing you to target more finely spaced exposure times on your test strip.
You might need more than one test strip, one for a significant highlight region, and one fo a significant shadow region; first expose the two strips, then develop together. And you need to judge your test strips after drying them (hair dryer, microwave...). You may have to start over if you misjudged the contrast grade.
Sure, you can print snapshots in automatic mode; but is that what you want to invest your time into?