Dexcom Glucose Monitor Now Sends Real-Time Blood Sugar Data to Apple Watch (2024)

by Tim Hardwick

Dexcom G7 continuous glucose monitor users can now monitor their blood sugar data in real time on an Apple Watch without having their iPhone to hand, the U.S. medical device manufacturer has announced.

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Using its own dedicated Bluetooth connection, the Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System sends glucose information and personalized alerts directly to the user's Apple Watch, allowing them to "go for a run, enjoy a dinner out, and feel confident leaving their ‌iPhone‌ behind," according to the Dexcom press release.

"At Dexcom, our users are at the heart of everything we do. Direct to Apple Watch has been one of our most requested features and we're thrilled to roll it out to Dexcom G7 users in the U.S. and around the world," said Jake Leach, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Dexcom. "We've long believed that people with diabetes should be able to view their CGM data where and how they choose. Direct to Apple Watch is a testament to that, allowing people with diabetes flexibility and choice in how they manage their health."

Prior to the update, the Dexcom G7's Apple Watch app enabled users to consult a watch face complication, but there was a three-hour delay with synced data. Users will continue to need an ‌iPhone‌ to set up the G7 GCM with their Apple Watch, and the iOS Health app is still required to view blood glucose data alongside other biometrics tracked by Apple Watch.

The Direct to Apple Watch feature is now available to G7 GCM users in the U.S., U.K., and Ireland, with the feature coming to additional markets later this month. Users will need the Dexcom G7 app version 2.1, an Apple Watch Series 6 or later running watchOS 10 or later, and an ‌iPhone‌ running iOS 17 or later. More information can be found on the Dexcom website.

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Top Rated Comments

JippaLippa

5 days ago at 06:10 am

I have to say.
Modern times are awful for a plethora of things, but it's so cool to see these advancements in health management.
In the past you would have only dreamt of a watch keeping most of your important vitals in check. Amazing.

Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

5 days ago at 05:46 am

Leave my iPhone behind…

I’ve never heard of this concept before

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

VictoryHighway

5 days ago at 05:44 am

I’ve been using the FreeStyle Libre system for a while and I wish they had Apple Watch integration. Come on Abbot, get with it!

Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

gaximus

5 days ago at 05:48 am

This is huge. Its the reason I upgraded to the G7, thought it would be one of those features they promised and would never release.

Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

gumbyhw

5 days ago at 07:43 am


Leave my iPhone behind…

I’ve never heard of this concept before

These days I usually leave the house with just my watch. No keys, wallet, or anything else. Well ok, clothes too.

Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Eurisko2

5 days ago at 06:49 am


I’ve been using the FreeStyle Libre system for a while and I wish they had Apple Watch integration. Come on Abbot, get with it!

I am due for a refill of my FreeStyle Libre 3 as well, but I'm tempted to ask my doctor to switch me to try this!

Freestyle Libre has a great product, but their software is way behind. No Apple Watch, no Widget, no Lock Screen, no Apple Health. Annoys me constantly unlocking my phone, finding the app, launching the app just to check what should have been a glance at my watch.

Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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