DexCom – manufacturer of continuous glucose monitoring systems for diabetes management – has designed an app the will display readings from their monitor on the Apple Watch. The app has been approved by FDA, after they loosened the reins on regulatory treatment of such systems quite recently.
Interestingly, the app has allowed the smartwatch to get a foothold in the health-care market, well before the launch date – though Apple denied to comment.
DexCom’s glucose monitor, which is worn around the patient’s abdomen, will collect the data and send it to the remote handheld device, every five minute. The device will then forward this info to the connected iPhone, which will display it on the watch in the form of a simple graph. That makes life easy as you’ll get a continuous stream of your glucose level info without having to look at the remote handheld device or even your phone.
Actually, there will be two apps that can work in conjunction: the first one lets the user view data on their watch while the other lets him share the info with others; such as doctor or parent.
The app will be ready as soon as the watch hits the markets.