Evaluation: Roche Accu-Chek Aviva Connect Smartphone-Enabled Portable Blood Glucose Meter

May 17, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The primary purpose of Roche's Accu-Chek Aviva Connect is quantitative measurement of blood glucose.
  • The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect is a home aid to assist people with diabetes mellitus in monitoring the effectiveness of their treatment program.
  • Major device components and accessories:
    • Blood glucose meter
      • Can operate as a stand-alone meter (i.e., does not need to be connected to a smartphone to measure blood glucose).
      • Connects wirelessly to Accu-Chek Connect smartphone application to transfer recorded blood glucose measurements via Bluetooth.
      • Stores up to 750 results on the meter.
      • Minimum blood sample volume: 0.6 μL.
      • Blood glucose measurement range: 20-600 mg/dL.
      • Operating temperature range: 57-100°F.
      • Battery: 2 CR2032 coin batteries.
      • Cleaning: Super SaniCloth.
    • Accu-Chek Connect smartphone application
      • Stores blood glucose measurements transferred from the meter via Bluetooth. Time and date of measurements are automatically appended to each record.
      • Has Bolus Advisor feature, which recommends a dose of insulin based on several factors, including the patient's blood glucose concentration and information about an upcoming meal. Bolus Advisor is a prescription feature that requires the user to obtain a code from a clinician.
      • Allows user to add context information to each measurement, including:
        • Event (e.g., before lunch, bedtime)
        • Meal—In carbs (grams), calories, or size (small, medium, or large); the user can also append a photo of the meal
        • Insulin—Type and units

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