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In this video find out how to replace the Accu-Chek Instant blood glucose meter batteries.

In this video see how to set the time and date on the Accu-Chek Instant blood glucose meter.

In this video find out how to use the Accu-Chek Instant blood glucose meter.

In this video see how you can view your test result averages on the Accu-Chek Instant blood glucose meter.

In this video you can see which product features Accu-Chek Instant blood glucose meter has.

Accu-Chek Instant system

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, any time the meter is on, the battery is being consumed whether searching for a paired device or uploading results.

No. Memory is retained. Time and date will need to be reset if batteries are out for longer than 40 seconds.

The Accu-Chek Instant meter requires two batteries to power the features of the meter, such as the backlit display and Bluetooth connectivity.

Device settings

Performing a control test lets the user know when the meter and test strips are working properly. More information on control tests is available in the user manual.

No, the USB port for any of the Accu-Chek meters is not water or dust resistant.

The meters will retain the date and time settings for up 40 seconds when the batteries are removed.

The Accu-Chek Instant meters can be used for Alternative Site Testing (AST) on the palm, forearm and upper arm. Please refer to the user manual and speak to your healthcare professional for more information.

The Accu-Chek Instant meters has a fast test time of less than four seconds.

No. As seen with almost all products designed for self-monitoring, the Accu-Chek Instant meter cannot be used for diagnosis of diabetes.

Yes. In addition to accuracy with capillary blood, the Accu-Chek Instant may be used with venous, arterial and neonate blood.

Accu-Chek Instant Test Strips

The Accu-Chek Instant test strip requires only a small speck of blood (0.6 μL).

Yes, it is possible to test with all types of blood including capillary, venous, arterial, and neonatal. Please refer to the user manual and speak to your healthcare professional for more information.


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Accu-Chek Instant

Accu-Chek Instant system
Item Description

The Accu‑Chek Instant system provides a simply clear, simply connected blood glucose monitoring experience for people with diabetes and their healthcare professionals. Suitable for patients requiring simple self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), as well those who will benefit from more advanced features to support their diabetes management.

  • Simply clear: Target range indicator to visually help patients to correctly interpret their blood glucose values1
  • Simply connected: Bluetooth enabled connectivity allows seamless transfer of blood glucose results to the mySugr® app
  • Proven accuracy: Fulfills ISO 15197:2013 / EN ISO 15197:2015 and delivers even tighter 10/10 accuracy2
Product Manuals


77.1 × 48.6 × 15.3 mm (LWH)


Fixed Segment Backlight

Test Strip

Accu-Chek Instant test strip


To mySugr app

Technical Specifications
Measuring time:

Approximately 4 sec (depending on the blood glucose concentration)

Operating temperature:

+10 to +40 °C (+50 to +104 °F)

Operating humidity:

10 to 85 % relative humidity

Sample size:

0.6 µL (min. sample size)

Hematocrit range:


Altitude independence:

Up to 3094 meters


Automatic coding

Memory capacity:

At least 720 blood glucose results and at least 30 control results with time and date; and 7, 14, 30, and 90-day averages.


77.1 × 48.6 × 15.3 mm (LWH)


Approx. 49 g (with batteries)


Two 3‐volt lithium batteries (coin cell type CR2032)


Radio frequency connectivity Bluetooth low energy technology operating in the frequency band of 2402 MHz to 2480 MHz with a maximum transmitted power of 0 dBm (1 mW).

1Parkin CG et al. Use of an Integrated Tool for Interpretation of Blood Glucose Data Improves Correctness of Glycemic Risk Assessment in Individuals with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017;11(1):74-82
2Breitenbeck et al. Accuracy assessment of a blood glucose monitoring system for self-testing with three test strip lots following ISO 15197:2013/ISO 15197:2015. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 11(4) 854-855