The new Accu-Chek® Active not only offers many new features, but also well-known features that have been improved. In this section, you will find information on these new or improved features. (the order does not reflect the relevance or importance of a specific feature.)
What is new?
Attractive, top quality design
The new Accu-Chek® Active immediately catches your eye. Designed according to the new Roche Diabetes Care Industrial Design Guideline V 4.0, the Accu-Chek® Active is an appealing new blood glucose meter that has:
- A high quality
- A good look and feel
- A modern and dynamic shape
- A plain user interface
Backward and forward compatibility
Backward: the new Accu-Chek® Active test strip works with every Accu-Chek® Active meter, independent of the meter generation.
Forward: the current (non-MIC) Accu-Chek® Active test strip, with an expiry date of July 2014 and later, works with the new Accu-Chek® Active meter.
Preset time and date
CET time and date are preset on the Accu-Chek® Active during production at the factory, meaning that only minor adjustments are required and the meter is always correct.
No loss of time and date
The new Accu-Chek® Active meter guarantees no loss of time and date if the empty battery remains in the meter until the new one is available.
The new Accu-Chek® Active provides the user with a beep tone. It is an acoustic support for easier handling – you can decide whether to turn the beep tone on or off.
This new feature helps the user to test at the right time. With this symbol you can set up a postprandial reminder. Two hours after the last testing, the meter reminds you to test again.
With the new USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface, it is very easy to transfer data from the meter to your PC using a USB cable. Please note that you still need an Accu-Chek® Diabetes Management solution on the PC to analyze the data.
What has been improved?
7, 14, 30 and 90-day test average
Even more records for even more representative data. The 90-day average provides an indication of HbA1C, a very important assessment for diabetes monitoring.
Up to 500-result memory
We extended the memory to store up to 500 test results, allowing the new Accu-Chek® Active to store 150 results more than the Accu-Chek® Active (3) meter.
The new, space-saving Accu-Chek® Active meter is now 30% smaller, providing a handy blood glucose meter.
We created a new user interface, which is now more intuitive and easy to understand, e.g. the navigation within the memory has been improved.
The new Accu-Chek Active has a very easy to read display, which is now 10% bigger.
Longer re-dose option
The new Accu-Chek Active meter provides a longer, 10 second re-dose option.
Redesigned test strip guide
The redesign leads to an easier, more comfortable blood application with better accessibility for test strips.
Test strip chemistry
The new Accu-Chek Active test strip is independent of maltose chemistry, removing any clinically relevant maltose interference.
Broader hematocrit range
The hematocrit range in the inside mode is improved to 20 – 55 %.
Broader temperature range
The temperature range for the measurement is improved to 8 - 42°C.
The new Accu-Chek® Active system is available with the following components as a standard kit version:
- Test strips (10)
- Accu-Chek® Softclix lancing device with 10 lancets
- Carry case
- User manual
- Quick start guide