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Accu-Chek Aviva Nano

Accu-Chek Aviva Nano
Aviva Nano

The Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose monitoring system boasts a smart but simple design. Housing serious style and performance in a small meter, the device is ideal for fast testing.

It’s tiny - at 7cm tall and weighing in at 40g - but the Accu-Chek Aviva Nano from Roche is a real treat when it comes to blood testing. If you have to test, then you might as well use a cool gadget to do so.  

Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker

Small enough to fit in even a child’s pocket, the Nano comes with a state-of-the-art FastClix lancing device. 

The Accu-Chek Aviva Nano has a discreet glow in the dark meter display allowing for ease of use during the night and clearer visibility.

The Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker incorporating Clixmotion technology with the chance to adjust the penetration depth of for less discomfort when testing.

Cutting down the test steps

You're either going to love the Nano or not. It might just be too groovy. Some might want something bigger, but many will love the stone-like smoothness.

No more fiddling with individual lancets. Just pop the drum into the bin once used. Simple!


The Accu-Chek Aviva Nano allows people with diabetes to test in half the steps, with lancets included in a pre-loaded drum of 6 lancets. This makes blood glucose testing less fiddly and and the lancet drums can be disposed of in household waste.

The Accu-Chek Aviva Nano system takes a very small blood sample and can record 7, 14, 30 and 90 day averages as well as produce pre and post meal markers and test reminder alarms.

As for the Multiclix, the technical specs say that the 'special cut of the lancets used and their smooth, polished surface means that skin penetration is virtually friction-free and no side-to-side motion for less skin tearing'. I can confirm that the Multiclix is a quantum leap in the very serious world of pricking your own fingers. It has improved safety as it uses a drum of six lancets.

Use each lancet once, but only change the drum every 6 tests.

Once used, the lancets disappear inside the drum so that no accidents can happen.

Accu-Chek Aviva Nano Technical Information

  • STRIPS: Accu-Chek Aviva test strips, available on prescription.
  • DATA: Data Port: infrared (IR) window, can be used with Smartpix download device
  • BATTERIES REQUIRED:   (2) 3V lithium batteries (CR2032) Battery Life: Approximately 1000 tests
  • SUPPORT: UK: 0800 701 000 Ireland: 1 800 709 600
  • Display: LCD with auto backlight
  • Automatic Power: 90 seconds
  • Auto power on with strip insertion
  • Auto off in 2 minutes if meter not used
  • Power Supply: (2) 3V lithium batteries (CR2032)
  • Battery Life: Approximately 1000 tests
  • System Operating Conditions: 6oC to 44oC (43oF to 111oF)
  • Meter Storage Conditions: -25oC to 70oC (-13oF to 158oF)
  • Relative Humidity Operating Range: 10% - 90%
  • Memory Capacity: 500 results with time and date
  • Dimensions: 43 x 69 x 20 mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight: approximately 40g with batteries
  • Data Port: infrared (IR) window
  • Test principle: electrochemical
  • Test Averages: 7, 14, 30, and 90 day with pre and post meal averages
  • Further features: hypo indicator, pre- and post-meal markers, 4 customisable test reminders, general marker, post-meal reminder, auto control ID

Product Guide written by Diabetes Expert Sue Marshall.

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Your Comments
the test strips for the nano are the same test strips as used for the g.p supplies me with aviva test strips on my prescription
Posted by george, carlisle on Sunday, January 06, 2013
This meter was ok at first but it is terrible for battery life. No sooner have I put new batteries in I get the dreaded "E9" telling me the batteries are drained. Pretty pointless machine if the batteries only last a couple of weeks. And trying to find 2032 batteries round my way is a nightmare also. Will save on battery money and get a different machine.
Posted by Milo, Middlesex on Monday, November 05, 2012
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I do watch what I eat but my sugar level is always between 12 and 29.5. The Nano is very good but I sometimes get frustrated when I see my sugar level so high.
Posted by Beverly, Nelspruit on Saturday, March 17, 2012
We have several Nano meters for my son (aged 14) who is Type 1 and on an insulin pump. He tests frequently - at least five times per day. Our Nano's are a couple of years old now and the battery life is decreasing. Now the batteries are typically lasting just a couple of weeks (I have taken to writing the date on them when I change them). I have already returned one Nano to Roche for this reason. I am also now putting spare batteries in the case of each meter, so that my son doesn't get caught out at school, for example.
Posted by Sandra, Bristol on Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I have had Accu Chek Aviva Nano since about a year. I have Diabetes 2 and I have not had any problem at all with it. It works excellent and the battery supplied when received still working with no problem. The memory is also excellent. In short I must say it works for my complete satisfaction. I would recommend it for its size (good for travelling), good screen with reasonable size numbers and very sensitive to test even with a very small drop of blood. I'm very, very happy with it.
Posted by Jorge Silva, Middlesex on Thursday, June 23, 2011
Funny I order them through prescription. As I have two Nanos?
Posted by kim.c , Romsey on Thursday, June 16, 2011
I have been using the Accu-chek Aviva Nano for a couple of years now but find that the battery life is very short. One meter was returned for this reason and a new one issued. I am renewing the batteries at least every two weeks. It is costing me a fortune and although the batteries are available free from the manufacturer, they take about 6 weeks to arrive and then just one set of two batteries. I have probably had to buy two sets within this time! Has anyone else had this problem?
Posted by Linda Cockshaw, Staines, Middlesex on Friday, April 22, 2011
My latest blood test revealed that my blood sugar was 29.5. I am on a strict diet etc because if it does not come down I will have to inject. This means I am testing every day. When I asked the doc, "could I have the strips on prescription", I was told, "no not for type 2 diabetes". The strips are so expensive along with the lancets.
Posted by patty, Essex on Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I bought one of these and the test results are horrendous, way way above my recent HBA1C. Anyone got any comments - what is the margin of error? Am I misunderstanding the results?
Posted by Margaret Nelson, Edinburgh on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
I am 12 and was diagnosed diabetic 1 a year ago and I got this Nano meter from Canada so its units are in mmol/l. I am used to mg/dl. It's hard for me to get used to weird results. Anyone that can help?
Posted by bob anderson, mecca on Friday, February 25, 2011
I have been diabetic for 36 years doing blood tests for 28 of those. My surgery has just removed Aviva blood strips from my prescription and told me to write them on instead. They said it was a 'Government decision' but when I spoke to the pharmacy they did not know anything about it. Having always been allowed 3 boxes the surgery also said that I can now only have 2. Not quite sure what has changed?
Posted by Linda Syme, Birchington, Kent on Monday, January 10, 2011
I was diagnosed with type 2 just over a year ago I bought the Nano but am concerned that my readings are varying so greatly from 2.3 to 9.8 what would be a good range to try and control to?
Posted by Martin, UK on Thursday, December 02, 2010
I have also been told that Aviva test strips are not available on prescription.
Posted by Michael King on Sunday, October 10, 2010
Puzzled as to problems getting test strips. As it uses the same as Aviva I have had no problems getting them on perscription (2 boxes per month)
Posted by Eric Braidwood, Swanley Kent on Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Accu-check aviva nano has changed my life - a bit of an exageration but because it has a 90 day average it makes me so much more confident of my hba1c results and that helps to relax me more as I know I'm getting it right - those of you who worry will know what I mean. It has an illuminated window so if needed at night you don't need to struggle to see it and with my eyesight easily seen anytime. The strips are available on the nhs - they are exactly the same strips as for the accu-check aviva which I had been using for years before I got the nano. If you get in touch with Roche they would probably give you a free one if you ask - they just have for a friend of mine who I recomended the machine to.
Posted by Jane M, Rotherham on Monday, June 21, 2010
I have been using an Accu-Chek Aviva Nano since it was launched, and an Accu-Chek Aviva before that. I have never had a problem getting strips on NHS prescription.
Posted by SilverAndEbony, Bristol on Thursday, June 17, 2010
Oh yes you can... I just have - 5 mins ago
Posted by steve.b, halifax uk on Tuesday, June 08, 2010
My doctor has informed me (after I purchased a Nano), that the test strips are not available on NHS prescription.
Posted by Alan Maxted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010
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