You will live a healthy and fulfilling life, whether you have recently been diagnosed with prediabetes or have had diabetes for several years.
In addition to oral drugs, the secret to controlling blood sugar levels is weight control, exercise, and maintaining a balanced diet.
But another important thing about diabetes is that it should be kept on track continuously.
And to do so, the only thing that needs to be near you in your house is a glucometer.
There are numerous brands in the industry that claim to be the finest glucometers.
So here’s the article comparing two products from one of the best and well-recommended brands Accu-Chek. We will be comparing Accu-Chek Active vs Accu-Chek Instant to narrow down the best one for you.
It will help you understand their characteristics and features.
I tested both Glucometers for 30 days and then created this review.
Accu-Chek Active vs Accu-Chek Instant: Difference and Similarities
Let’s now explore the similarities and differences between the two glucometers.
|Product||Accu-Chek Instant Glucometer
||Accu-Chek Active Glucometer
|Warranty||10 Years||10 Years|
|Minimum Cost of Strips*||₹19||₹15|
|Average||7, 14, 30, 90 Days||7, 14, 30, 90 Days|
|Check Price||Check Price|
Both Glucometers are great in terms of accuracy, as both are ISO 15197:2013 certified.
However, in our test, we found Accu Chek Instant slightly more accurate than Accu-Chek Active.
While both Accu-Chek Active and Accu-Chek Instant glucometer share almost the same form of features, they have a few distinct features. I will share the most important features.
- Connectivity – USB Port
- Memory – 500
- Averaging – 7, 14, 30, and 90 Days
- Other Unique Feature – Pre & Post-Meal Markers
You can use the USB cable to connect Accu-Chek Active to a computer and transfer your past test results.
- Connectivity – Connect to Smartphone via Bluetooth
- Memory – 720
- Averaging – 7, 14, 30, and 90 Days
Accu-Chek Instant is the clear winner because you can connect it smartphone and use the mySugr App to monitor your Blood Glucose Levels.
Both Accu-Chek Active and Accu-Chek Instant come at almost the same price. But as I always tell, while buying a Glucomters, don’t compare the devices based on price. The price of strips matters most. Period.
In terms of Affordability, we found that Accu Chek Active to be more affordable as the Price of Accu Chek Active Strips is less than that of Accu Chek Instant.
Ease of Use
The process to check Glucose Levels is almost the same in both Glucometers; however, the biggest difference is in the results. Check out this video to understand better.
Accu-Chek Instant has a Visual Glucose Level Indicator, which Accu-chek calls “Visual Reassurance with Target Range Indicator.” It is a series of red, green, and black coloured dots on the device.
When the Blood Glucose Level is below recommended levels, it indicates it on red dots; if the Glucose Levels are on recommended levels, it indicates green dots. It is a very simple yet beneficial feature for someone who does not know the recommended Glucose Levels. It also comes in handy for our parents, who are not tech-savvy.
I think this single feature makes it better than Accu-Chek Instant.
Accu-Chek Active takes five seconds for the results to be out. Whereas in the case of Accu-Chek Instant, the work is done within four seconds or less than that.
So in terms of speed, Accu-Chek Instant is faster.
Can I use Accu-Chek Active Test Strips on Accu-Chek Instant?
No, Accu-Chek Instant is not compatible with any other Accu-Chek test Strips. However, you can use Accu-Check Instant S Test Strips on Accu-Chek Instant.
Which Glucometer is recommended for Parents?
I recommend you to buy Accu-Check Instant Glucometer for your parents because it is easy to use and understand the results because of the Visual Indicator.
Which Glucometer has the better display?
Accu-Chek Instant comes with Backlit LED, which is better than LCD Display on Accu-Check Active.
Accu-Chek Instant is a feature-rich device, it has modern features such as syncing results with your Smartphone and the Visual Indicator makes it easier to read the results.
On the other hand, Accu-Chek Active’s is slightly less accurate, but the strips cost lesser than Accu-Chek Instant so that you will save money in the long run.
If you are want to buy a Glucometer for your parents or your grandparents, I would suggest you buy Accu-Chek Instant.
So, overall, Accu-Chek Instant is the best choice for most people. Buy Accu-Chek Active if you want to save money on Test Strips.
So now, if you buy one of these glucose meters, you know what you’ll get. I hope we have explained what you need to understand with our Accu-Chek Active and Accu-Chek Instant Comparison.
Let us know if this article is helpful, and if you want to ask any questions, then feel free to add it in the comments section. I will, undoubtedly, clear it out for you.