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Accu chek Active vs Instant vs Instant S Comparison

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

Accu chek Glucometer

Accu chek is one of the Best Blood Glucose monitoring Devices and gives more Accurate result as compared to most of the Glucometer or Sugar test machine. Accu chek Active is a old model as compared to Instant and Instant S.

Let's List and Compare these Three Devices on the Basis of Features They Provide:


The accuracy rating of three of them is 10/10 but Accu chek Instant is said to be more accurate.

Battery life:

Accu chek Active need one Battery and it lasts for 1000 tests or for approx. 1 year according to the company.

Accu chek Instant S also need one Battery to power and it may last upto 750 to 100 tests.

But Accu chek Instant need two batteries for the back-lit Display and Bluetooth Connectivity.


Accu chek Active need a USB (Micro B) to connect it with other Devices(PC,Smart Phone).

Instant S also Require USB: micro-B connector But now stands apart is Accu chek Instant which can be connected through Bluetooth.


Weight of Active is Greater than Instant and Instant S

Active: 50g

Instant S: 40g

Instant : 40g


Size of Accu chek Active is larger than Accu chek Instant and Instant S

Active:97.8 x 46.8 x 19.1 mm

Instant S:77.1 x 48.6 x 15.3 mm

Instant :77.1 x 48.6 x 15.3 mm

Memory Capacity:

Active stores upto 500 in memory.

Instant S can store upto 720 blood glucose results in memory.

Instant also store upto 720 results in Memory.


Active and Instant S have a LCD Display but Instant has a Backlit LCD Display that increases readability in Low Light condition also.

Result Time:

Accu chek Active takes upto 5 seconds to Display the result whereas Accu chek Instant and Instant S both take about 4 seconds to display the Result as claimed by the company.

Blood Sample:

Accu chek Active requires upto 1-2 μl of Blood Drop for the Test But Instant and Instant S require 0.6-1 μl sample of Blood Drop for the Test.


All the Three require No coding.

Ease Of Use:

All three Glucometer are easy to use.

Accu chek Active can be handled with just 2 buttons and Pre- and post meal markers

postprandial reminder on the Device.

Instant S and Instant can be handled with 1 Button.

Accu chek Instant is connected meter with Bluetooth technology, synchronize effortlessly with mySugr app and The features which are not heavily used have been removed from the meter and placed on the Accu-Chek Connect online and Pre- and post meal markers

postprandial reminder can be set in mySugr app.

Easy edge Test Strip Yellow region- It can be dosed anywhere along the edge and automatically absorbs the blood from the patient’s finger in Instant and Instant S.


Instant S has the lowest pricing Check Here in Amazon

Instant has the price in Between these two Check Here in Amazon

Active has the Highest price from all three Check Here in Amazon

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Accu chek Active is Old model and has features in the Device itself but Accu chek Instant and Instant S is a Newly Developed compared to Active and can be connected to smartphone making to more easy to use and use extra features from the phone itself

Depends on what you want and how you want to use the Device.

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