Smart watch as a glucometer display

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    Smart watch as a glucometer display

    I'm one of those people who never thought they'd own a smart watch, but as a T1 diabetic who is getting a CGM (Dexcom G5), I'm getting interested. Dexcom has the ability to display blood sugar readings on a phone, but supposedly they are working with Apple to skip the phone and push straight to the Apple Watch. I really can't imagine wearing an AW, though.
    I know there's some software called Nightscout which can make this work for Android devices, but since I own an iPhone, I'm not sure how well an Android would work. I can't have something this important be buggy.
    Honestly, I don't care about any of the "smart" features- I just want to see the time, date, and my BS readings.

    Am I the only person on WUS considering this? I searched for glucometer and found practically nothing.

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    Re: Smart watch as a glucometer display

    For now, the AW is your best bet.

    I don't think Dexcom is intending to abandon a phone app, but instead wants to make the watch app fully native and independent of the phone. Think of how the AW's Workout app can read from a Bluetooth HR strap without a phone nearby.

    Not sure why you're asking about recommendations for smart watches when you say you don't want to wear an Apple Watch.

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    Yeah, I don't want to wear one, but this is a big enough deal for me that I may make the conversion.
    I will try using my iPhone as the receiver for a bit, then probably move to a smart watch.

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    Re: Smart watch as a glucometer display

    I'd like to know how well it works out. My mom's a Type 2, but two of my uncles are Type 1, and I wonder if they carry a glucometer as well.

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    Re: Smart watch as a glucometer display

    I test my BS 10-12 times per day so I'm looking forward to cutting that down to twice per day (apparently, the G5 needs to be "calibrated" every 12 hours). If/when I ever get connected to a watch, I'll post my thoughts.

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    Re: Smart watch as a glucometer display

    The new AW looks promising for this, being more of a standalone device and what not. Anxious to see how this plays out for Dexcom.

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    Well, I bought an Huawei Watch 2 and learned it won’t work with iOS. So I guess I’m returning it, and I’ll be over in the Apple Watch forum.

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