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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, both the Accu‑Chek Instant and the Accu‑Chek Instant S meters connect to the Accu‑Chek Smart Pix system using a standard USB cable. There is no need for an extra dongle. Once connected to a computer, the user then can transfer data, set the meter time and date, and set target ranges.

No, there is no WiFi or NFC connectivity with the meter.

The Accu‑Chek Instant meter implements BLE Pass Key Pairing security, the same technology.

The Accu‑Chek Instant meter has a memory capacity to store at least 720 glucose results, including time, date and test result markers. The Accu‑Chek Instant meter can transfer results via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) . As with the Accu‑Chek Instant S meter, the Accu‑Chek Instant meter can also use the micro-USB to connect to a PC. The Accu‑Chek Instant and Accu‑Chek Instant S meters are compatible with the following DM solution: Accu‑Chek Smart Pix software (version 2.2). 

Target range indicator

Being too low is life threatening for people with diabetes. Therefore, red has been chosen to be the color indicating “danger.”

Yes, the target ranges in the meter can be changed using the device settings on the Accu‑Chek Smart Pix system.

The IDF Guidelines are used for the High values range and the ADA Guidelines for the Low values range. In range: 70-160 mg/dL (3.9-8.9 mmol/L), below range: 69-10 mg/dL (3.8-0.6 mmol/L), above range: 161-600 mg/dL (9.0–33.3 mmol/L).


Yes, except in the US and Canada.

No. As seen with almost all products designed for at-home use, the Accu‑Chek Instant or Accu‑Chek Instant S meters do not have a claim for diagnosis.

“Err” with the error code? During our human factors testing, we discovered that there could be some confusion in misinterpreting an error with an actual test result if the meter is held upside down while viewing the display. We implemented this approach to showing error codes so as to eliminate any risk of misinterpretation.

The Accu‑Chek Instant meters support the AST claim for testing on the forearm, upper arm, below the thumb (thenar) and below the little finger (hypothenar). The Accu‑Chek Instant S meters do not support AST claims at the time of launch. However, additional studies are being conducted to achieve our AST claims post-launch for the Accu‑Chek Instant S meter.

At least 720 readings can be stored inside the meter. However only the last result and the 7, 30 and 90-day averages can be reviewed on the meter. To review all values the meter must be connected to one of the software solutions (e.g. Accu‑Chek Smart Pix or Accu‑Chek Connect).

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Accu-Chek Instant

Item Description

Wishing there was an easy way to monitor your blood glucose levels? With the new Accu-Chek® Instant meter, it's as easy and fast as checking your phone messages. There is no setup required – just insert a test strip, apply a small blood sample and read your blood glucose result on the large display.

Product Manuals


Bluetooth® in Accu-Chek Instant


Backlit LCD


Less than 4 seconds


77.1 x 48.6 x 15.3 mm (LWH)


1 battery CR 2032 of 3V for Accu-Chek Instant S 2 batteries CR 2032 of 3V for Accu-Chek Instant (bluetooth connectivity feature)


Accu-Chek® The same test strip is used for Accu-Chek Instant and Accu-Chek Instant S meter.


Accu-Chek® Softclix

Benefits and Features
  • The intuitive target range indicator gives you visual reassurance. It can be individualised to suit your personal therapy goals
  • Only what you need: Your test result and your averages (7/30/90 days) are visible on the meter
  • No set up required – just insert a strip, apply a small blood sample, and read your blood glucose result on the large display
  • Easy-edge test strip: Apply a small drop of blood anywhere along the wide, yellow edge
  • Proven accuracy guaranteed by the makers of the Accu-Chek® brand, fulfilling the requirements of the ISO 15197:2013/EN ISO 15197:2015
  • The meter automatically logs your blood glucose results and wirelessly transfers them to your smartphone or via USB to your PC.
  • All data can be uploaded from the meter to your computer  via cable micro-USB. You are expected to install the Accu-Chek Smart Pix software in your computer.
  • Test strips come in a in a 50 vial.
  • Enjoy virtually pain-free testing with either the Accu-Chek® Softclix lancing device.
Additional specifications
Meter storage conditions:

Temperature: -25 – 70° C

Memory capacity:

The meter automatically stores at least 720 blood glucose results in memory, but only the last blood glucose result and your 7-, 30-, and 90-day averages can be viewed on the meter. To view stored blood glucose results, transfer them to a compatible software application.

Automatic off:

90 seconds after performing a test, 15 seconds after test strip is removed, or 5 seconds from the last test result screen.


Approx. 40 g (with batteries)



Protection class:



USB; Bluetooth®

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 (1mW).