People with diabetes can now monitor their glucose levels from a Garmin device, with Dexcom's Connect IQ app now becoming available in more countries.
Announced on Garmin's official blog, the rollout means that those who own a continuous glucose monitoring system from Dexcom can now link it up and view stats from their Garmin watch or bike computer.
The app ensures those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes don't have to pull out their phone in order to monitor levels, with the app showing trends, a three-hour history, and blood sugar measurements.
With the Dexcom Connect IQ data field, as well, it means all this info can be accessed during exercise.
Previously, the app was only available to some in the US, though this latest update appears to have broadened the scope.
No specific availability details have been mentioned, but it seems as though users in Canada, the UK, France, and Germany can now download the app from Garmin's Connect IQ store.
The complete list of Garmin devices compatible with the Dexcom app is available here. And the good news is that old devices like the Garmin Fenix 6X are just as well represented as newer ones, like the Garmin Forerunner 265, Forerunner 965, and Fenix 7 range.
However, as we've mentioned, you'll also need a separate Dexcom CGM system, with the company's two compatible models being the Dexcom G6 and Dexcom G7.
It's not a completely phone-free experience, either, as both your Garmin device and the Dexcom CGM system will need to be within range of the paired phone.
All in all, though, it's another solid step on the road to more advanced blood glucose monitoring from the wrist.
And with non-invasive blood glucose monitoring still some way off, according to the experts we've spoken to recently, this may be the best solution in the meantime.
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