CONTOUR®NEXT (connected)

CONTOUR®NEXT (connected) blood glucose monitoring system. Discover high accuracy1 and ease of use - the features you want from a meter.

Product Features

  • Easy to use
  • High accuracy1
  • smartLIGHT® for easier understanding of blood glucose levels3
  • Can save test strips with Second-Chance® Sampling technology4
  • Connects to the free CONTOUR®DIABETES app**


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Why choose CONTOUR®NEXT (connected)?

Contour Next (connected) is easy to use

An easy-to-use system

The features you want from a meter.2

✔ Easy to read: Big numbers on display.
✔ Easy to use: Large rubber buttons.
✔ No initial set up.***
✔ Personalised target ranges with averages on the meter.


Discover smartLIGHT® for easier understanding of blood glucose levels3

The unique smartLIGHT® feature makes it quicker and easier to interpret blood glucose readings using coloured lights that clearly identify if the reading is above, within or below your target range.


The CONTOUR®NEXT (connected) system has been shown to deliver highly accurate readings1

Trust the highly accurate CONTOUR®NEXT (connected) system to help you make better self-management decisions.1


Discover Second-Chance® sampling which may help save test strips4

CONTOUR®NEXT (connected) has a 60 second count down screen that provides patients the opportunity to apply more blood to the same strip if the first sample is insufficient.

Contour Diabetes App

Connects to the free CONTOUR®DIABETES app

The free CONTOUR®DIABETES app is available to support diabetes self-management, adding insight and meaning to the readings.

Easy to use: Syncs** automatically with the meter to upload all blood glucose readings to an electronic diary.

Easy to understand: My Patterns helps identify trends in blood glucose readings and displays notifications of potential causes.

Easy to share: The blood sugar diary report can be sent prior to, or shared during, an appointment with a healthcare professional.

The CONTOUR®DIABETES app applies appropriate safeguards to ensure your personal data is processed securely and in compliance with applicable laws.

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How to use***

You are only 3 steps away from a remarkably accurate1 reading

Step 1

1. Insert CONTOUR®NEXT test strip and the meter will switch on.

Step 2

2. Let the blood drop be sipped into the test strip.

Step 3

3. View the test reading together with the smartLIGHT® colour indicator.

Instructional Video

Works With

CONTOUR®NEXT blood glucose test strips

CONTOUR®DIABETES app, for iOS or Android smartphones or tablets**

MICROLET®NEXT lancing device with MICROLET® lancets


Have a look at our FAQs here.

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Apply for a free CONTOUR®NEXT connected meter


Request a free†† CONTOUR® NEXT connected meter that uses the CONTOUR® NEXT blood glucose strips, a HSE preferred test strip.

If you would like to request a CONTOUR® NEXT meter, please apply by filling out the order form below. Please complete the information below about your diabetes, and confirm that we can use it for this purpose.

††You are only eligible for a free meter if you have diabetes, and if you have not received a free meter in the last 18 months from Ascensia Diabetes Care. For personal use only – not for resale. 

If your meter has broken and you need a replacement, please call us on 1 800 920111 (freephone).

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About Your Diabetes

We need to assess your medical needs and suitability for a particular meter model. Please complete the information below about your diabetes, and confirm that we can use it for this purpose.

  By ticking this box, you confirm that you accept the T&C of the service, available here, and request to receive a freeƗ meter.

Our promise

Ascensia Diabetes Care Ireland Limited takes your privacy seriously. We will never sell or give away your information. We protect your information, and insist that those who work with us do the same - for example, the companies we use for sending out meters.

Let's keep in touch

We can tell you if there is a new meter or software update which is relevant to your diabetes needs and send you information to help manage your diabetes. This includes letting you know of changes in blood glucose meter regulations and of any free meter upgrades. You can unsubscribe at any time.

If you want us to contact you with this information, please complete the relevant fields in the form above and tick the relevant box(es) here. If you would like us to contact you with such information, please tick the box below:

Always consult your healthcare provider prior to making changes to your target ranges.

***Before use please see the CONTOUR®NEXT (connected) user guide for full instructions.

**On a compatible Android or iOS device. For a list of compatible operating systems, please visit

1. CONTOUR®NEXT BGMS User Guide, Rev. 03/21
2. Research partnership Ascensia Diabetes Care Market Research, March 17. 100 patients in Canada, Germany, and US.
3. Smartson online survey, Sweden 2017. 352 respondents: People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, over 18 years old, who tested at least 4-7 times a day. Participants received free meter and tests strips. Survey funded by Ascensia Diabetes Care.
4. Richardson JM et al. Clinical Relevance of Reapplication of Blood Samples During Blood Glucose Testing. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting (DTM); November 12-14, 2020.

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