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All Accu chek Glucometers comparison

Updated: Oct 15, 2021


In this post we have compared all the accu chek meters that are available in India.


In India accu chek aviva,nano are not available So we have only compared accu chek active accu chek instant, accu chek performa and accu chek guide.


Accu chek is a trusted brand of glucometer and in terms of accuracy this is one of the best glucometers.


Many people are satisfied with its ease of use and features.



Now comes the question which accu chek meter is the best?





All these meters are best for you but the question is which type of glucometer you want. We will see all their feature and compare them to pick the best one for you.


Accu-Chek brand of blood glucose monitoring products meet the standards of IS/ISO 15197:2013.


When a Diabetic person tries to buy a Glucometer their first concern is Accuracy and Accu chek fulfills them by all their meters.


Lancing devices

Not just Accu chek glucometers are accurate but their lancing devices are one of the painless and best quality Lancing device with the study that claims that 66% of people felt less pain using Accu chek softclix and fastclix as compared to other Lancing devices available.

Don't worry you get a Lancing device with the Glucometer.


Note:Lancets after use should be disposed not into a normal waste box but into the Sharp Containers which is available in Amazon.


Test strips

Their test strips are not expensive but are affordable as compared to other best Glucometers.


Accu chek active 100 test strips comes in the range of 1400INR making the cost of one test strip 14/strip.


Accu chek performa 100 strip costs around 1500INR making it 15/strip.


Accu chek guide 50 strips around 1125INR making it 22.5/ strip which seems costly as compared to other accu chek glucometer.


Accu chek instant 50 strips comes at 960INR making it 20/strip.


Accu chek instant s 50 strips for 944INR which makes it around 20/strip.


That means the cheapest test strip is of Accu chek active and the expensive test strip is of Accu chek guide .("Remember that we have only compared Accu chek glucometers test stri) and the Prices may vary time to time.



Ease of use

All Accu chek meters are user friendly and easy to use and are portable that makes them easy to be transported.


So, In short this brand is a good choice for you or your loved ones.



Now let’s see which accu chek model is best:





Accu chek Active:







No coding is required but you just have to insert a black activation chip available in your test strip box and insert into the code key slot and keep it there permanently.


You have to apply the blood drop in the middle of the test strip on the green color area to get the correct result. And it takes about 5 seconds to show the result.


It alerts you when you are underdose(less blood drop applied to the test strip) or test strip is not applied correctly and you can re-dose after 10 seconds and this ensures you get the accurate results.


Blood sample required is about 1 to 2µl.


Display is large for easy viewing of your results and it takes about 5 seconds to show the result.


The device has 2 buttons to control the settings of date and time and viewing results.


You can set post and pre meal marker and also postprandial reminder to let you take the test on time.


You can view the result averages of 7 14 30 and 90 days.

You can manually transfer the result using USB into your Computer and keep the history of your results.

Memory upto 500 test results.

Battery can last upto 1000 tests or 1 year if not used all the time.

Weight is 50g




Accu chek Instant:







Not at all coding required and you can directly use it from the start.


This is easier than Accu chek active and provide extra features than Accu chek active.


This device has a visual color printed onto the side of the screen of the Glucometer and when you measure your Blood glucose level an arrow mark in the screen will point towards one of the region of colors printed on the side of screen to tell you if your level is low (Red), normal (Green) or High (Blue).


Your test result and your averages (7/30/90 days) are visible on the meter.


Display is made of LCD backlit that allows to get clear view and readability in low light or night.


And you have to drop the blood at the end of the test strip on the yellow region and this seems easier as compared to Accu chek active where you have to apply the blood In the middle of the strip.

The blood sample required is 0.6-1μl


You can upload all your results through Bluetooth to mySugr app or through USB into your Computer (in Accu chek portal Online).


Shows the result within 4 seconds.

The meter stores upto 720 results.

Automatic power off in 90 seconds after you view the test result or 15 seconds after you remove test strip.

The weight of the meter is around 40g.

This meter can be used for continuous operation.




Accu chek Instant S:






All the features of Accu chek Instant is there in this Glucometer but you do not have a Bluetooth support in Accu chek Instant S and the only way you can transfer your data is by USB to your Computer.

And the price of this Glucometer is less as compared to Instant and other Glucometers.




Accu chek Guide:





The latest Accu chek glucometer which is more user friendly and has more features.

It has a Smartpack that lets you keep your Test strips and pick one easily without spilling the others.


You don’t have to take the test strip out with your hand and make your hands dirty but with one button you can directly push out the test strip from the Glucometer into waste and this ensures hygiene and easy disposal.


The display is great for viewing in day or night and it also has strip port light which helps you in putting the test strip in the right direction in night.


The results are automatically logged into the mySugr app and you can track your previous results in the app but the meter only shows the last reading and averages and all the other results in the app.

It has a Pattern detector that detects high or low patterns in blood glucose levels related to specific meals, bedtime and fasting which helps you in judging your specific overall results in specific time(meal ,bedtime or fasting) and this is only available in Guide Glucometer and is a great feature.


Memory is 720 results and the result appears in 4 seconds.


And it automatically switches on when you insert the strip and shuts down automatically after 15 seconds after you take out the strip.


Blood volume required is very low upto 0.6µl.


You can view the average test results of 7 14 30 and 90 days in the Glucometer.

Data can be transferred through Bluetooth.

You can enable beep tone for alerts and warnings.

Weight of the Glucometer is 40 g.



Accu chek Performa:







You can set upto 4 pre and post meal alerts and this helps you keep a good record of your result and never lets you forget to take the readings.


The device will beep 3 times in 2 minutes interval to alert your testing time which is not available in all Accu chek meters.

Results occurs within 5 seconds.

You don’t need to set date and time again and again because it saves the date and time for 3 days if you take out the battery (to save the power) and that is a good feature it provides.


The meter turns on automatically if you insert the test strips and turns off automatically within 2 minutes if left undisturbed.


Memory is of 500 results.

You can transfer the data using IR cable connected with your computer.

The meter shows average results of 7, 14, 30 and 90 days.


Large, easy-to-read LCD display.

Blood sample: only 0.6µL of blood required.

It alerts you if test strip is underdosed.

Battery life is about 2000 tests.





Which Accu chek meter is best in India:


Now you may know the features of all the accu chek glucometer and must have decided which one is best for you.

Let’s compare them in some crucial features:


Accuracy:

In terms of Accuracy all of these are good for you.


Blood Sample:

Blood sample is the main task in measuring the blood glucose level and everyone wants to save their blood. As Accu chek Active takes around 1 to 2 µL but all the other Glucometers take around 0.6 µL for measurement.


Sample area:

You have to apply your blood in the middle of the test strip for measurement in Accu Active but all the other Glucometer has a yellow region at the end and you just have to touch that region with blood and it will take the Measurement.


Display:

All the Glucometer Display are good and large which makes it easy to read and observe.


Test averages:

All the Glucometer including Accu chek active has 7, 14, 30 and 90 days average result.


Data Transfer:

Here Accu chek Guide and Instant can connect via Bluetooth and USB to transfer their results into mySugr app but the other Glucometer (Accu chek Instant, Performa and Active) can transfer only using USB cable to connect and transfer detail into your Computer.


Memory:

Accu chek Active and Performa has a memory of 500 results whereas Accu chek Instant, Instant S and Guide has a memory of 720 results.


Conclusion

Accu chek Active is a bit old and others are coming with new feature and improvement and Guide can be your choice as your next Glucometer. Instant is better than Instant S and Performa.

Accu chek Guide is expensive but provides much easier and hygienic handling and easy to transfer and view your data.

Accu chek Active is a affordable Glucometer with basic features and only USB transfer method being available.

Accu chek Instant S is the cheapest of all and just a drawback of only having USB transfer method.

Accu chek Instant is in the same range of Accu chek Active but more features and better viewing and transfer of your results.

Accu chek Performa also has some features and in its price range it is not justified.

Now its on you to decide.


Buying through our links would be helpful:

Accu chek Active Buy from Amazon

Accu chek Instant Buy from Amazon

Accu chek Instant S Buy from Amazon

Accu chek Performa Buy from Amazon

Accu chek Guide Buy from Amazon



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