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How to set the date and time on the Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose meter

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Accu-Chek Aviva Nano

Frequently Asked Questions

Test strips, coding, and control tests

Performing a control test lets the user know the meter and test strips are working properly. Perform a control test when:

  •  You open a new test strip box
  •  You left the test strip container open
  •  You think the test strips are damaged
  •  You want to check the meter and test strips
  •  The test strips were stored in extreme temperatures, humidity, or both
  •  You dropped the meter
  •  Your test result does not match how you feel
  •  You want to check if you are performing the test correctly

The Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose meter automatically recognizes Accu-Chek Aviva control solutions, so running a control test is easier than ever. First, wipe the tip of the control bottle. Then put the meter on a flat surface, insert the test strip, and squeeze a drop of the control solution onto the front edge of the test strip. A result appears with a flashing “L”. Press one of the arrow keys once to indicate a Level 1 control test or twice to indicate Level 2. Press the ON/OFF button to set the level in the meter. The control result and “OK” alternate in the display if the result is in range.

If the control solution evaporates or concentrates on the tip of the bottle, it could cause the meter to display an incorrect control reading.

Control test values do not stay in the memory that you can access on the meter. Instead, the meter stores them in the downloadable memory, so you can view them with supported software.

Control solutions are good until the expiry date, unless they are opened. Once they have been opened for use, the control solutions are good for 3 months.

Special features

The display turns on automatically when is pressed or a test strip is inserted in the meter. The backlight and meter automatically turn off within 5 seconds after the test strip is removed from the meter, and the meter automatically powers off after 2 minutes of nonuse.

Marking results with a pre-meal or post-meal marker can provide more information about how food affects your blood sugar, to aid in managing your numbers. You can also use a general marker to identify an alternate site test or post-exercise result. When you review the results in memory, these markers can help you remember what was different about the result. To use a marker:

  • When you perform a test you want to mark, do not remove the test strip.
  • Press and release the right arrow key to toggle through the marker options. When you mark a pre-meal result, you can opt for a post-meal test reminder. The meter can beep 1 or 2 hours after you test to remind you—choose your preference in the set-up mode.
  • When the marker you want to use appears, remove the test strip from the meter.

Refer to your User Manual  for more details.

You can set up to 4 test reminders per day, in 15-minute increments. At the set reminder time(s), a series of beeps will sound every 2 minutes, up to 3 times per reminder. The reminder beep will not occur if the meter is on at the set time, or if you run a test within 15 minutes of the set reminder time. If you turn on the meter while the reminder is sounding, the series of beeps for that reminder will stop.

Once set, test reminders will beep every 2 minutes up to 3 times. It will turn off when you insert a test strip or press any button. To turn the beeper off all the way, refer to the set-up instructions in your User Manual .

You can transfer stored results to a computer simply by pointing the infrared (IR) window on top of the meter toward the IR window of the Accu-Chek download cable. The 2 windows should be 3 to 10 cm (1 to 4 inches) apart. To enter download mode:

  1.  Turn off the meter.
  2.  Press and hold the left and right arrows until 2 arrows in the display flash alternately. Initiate the data download by following the instructions provided with the supported software.

The meter is compatible with all Accu-Chek data management tools, including the Accu-Chek 360° diabetes management system and the Accu-Chek Connect Online portal.

Meter care and batteries

Your meter comes with the batteries already installed and a preset time and date. You may need to change the time to match your time zone or, if you live in a province that observes daylight saving time, to reflect the time change.

  • Press and release the On/Off button to turn the meter on. The flashing test strip symbol appears.
  • Press and hold the On/Off button again until "set-up" appears in the display.
  • Press and release the arrows to decrease or increase the hour.
  • Press and release the On/Off button to set the hour. The minutes flash.
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minutes, AM/PM, month, day and year. The flashing field is the one you are changing.

Once you set the correct time and date, press and hold the On/Off button until the flashing test strip symbol appears


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Accu-Chek Aviva Nano

Accu-Chek Aviva Nano
Item Description

This small, discreet meter is easy to use, and offers many smart tools to help you learn about, track and better control your diabetes every day. The display is bright, which makes it perfect for testing at night. Test strips are easy to handle and fill quickly. Even if you’re on the go, you can set alerts that remind you to test throughout the day.

Product Manuals


Bright LCD


5 seconds


Quick-fill strips


Store 500 results



Benefits and features
  • Small and sleek
  • Accurate test results in just 5 seconds 
  • Brilliant backlit display is easy to read, day or night
  • Easy to use strips fill quickly, require a small blood sample and ensure accurate results
  • View trends and averages for 7, 14, 30, and 90 days
  • Store up to 500 results in memory
  • Meal markers and test reminders help keep you on track
  • Gentle and comfortable testing with the Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device
  • Download results to Accu-Chek data management systems for deeper insight
Additional specifications

LCD with auto backlight

Automatic Power:
  • Auto power on with strip insertion
  • Auto off when strip is removed (5 seconds)
  • Auto off in 2 minutes if meter not used
Power Supply:

(2) 3V lithium batteries (CR2032)

Battery Life:

Approximately 1000 tests

System Operating Conditions:

10°C to 40°C

Meter Storage Conditions:

-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)

Relative Humidity Operating Range :


Memory Capacity:

500 results with time and date


69 x 43 x 20 mm (L x W x H)


Approximately 40g with batteries

Data Port:

Infrared (IR) window

Test Principle:


Test Averages:

7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day with pre- and post-meal averages

Other Features:

Hypo indicator
Pre- and post-meal markers
4 customizable test reminders
General marker
Post-meal reminder

How to use the Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose meter

Test in 3 easy steps:

  1. Insert the test strip into the meter to turn it on.
  2. Get a blood sample from your fingertip and apply to the strip.
  3. Results will appear in approximately 5 seconds. Remove and dispose of test strip.