With the near release of the Accu-chek nano here In Australia, I thought I would publish here a review of the Accu-chek performat I conducted for Reality Check a few months ago.
The performa is the international version very similar to the Aviva sold in the US. It boasts 5 second result and one of the best lancet devices on the market
This meter is meant to give results in 5 seconds and use 0.6microliters of blood, but these numbers don’t show the real picture. For some reason, it requires a lot less blood than my Optium Xceed which on paper requires the same amount of blood. It also uses better suction technology in the strip so the filling is super fast, much faster than any other meter I’ve tried.
The strips come in a canister with a hinge which make it very convenient as there is no need to fiddle with foils or lids. The meter also comes with the highly regarded Softclix, by far the best lancet device around these days.
No backlight, not that I really use it that much, but is the only thing I could really miss. The meter and case are also a little big bigger than the Xceed, but still very manageable.
I was very happy with my Optium Xceed before getting this one, but now that I have used the Performa, I’m completely hooked to it.