I’ve been using using a Dexcom for quite a while. I’ve also been using an Android phone from the very beginning. My frustration with Dexcom not integrating with Android the way it has with iPhones had been palpable.
So I had come to start carrying the phone and receiver, and using an app, Glooko, to transfer Dexcom data to for analysis via cable.
Then came G5, and in all of their wisdom Dexcom has not allowed any third parties to commercially and legally access the receiver, so Glooko was a no go.
So I started looking for alternatives. An iPhone was not an alternative. I found xDrip+ and dove in. At first I tested it against the Dexcom receiver and was pleasantly surprised to find it was at least as accurate. Then I took the plunge, got a watch (Sony Smart Watch 3), ditched the receiver, and now get my readings on my watch even without the phone in proximity.
There are occasional glitches, but nothing that makes me want me to go back to the receiver.
I’m curious if there are others in our group who are using this setup, or even just the xDrip+ app, and if you have any tips or tricks to enhance its useability.