First post - my apologies if this has been covered elsewhere.
My T1D son (9yo) is about to go onto the Dexcom G6, with a Tandem x:slim2 pump coming later this year.
He’s currently running a Freestyle Libre with pen injections - so it’s going to be a big step forwards.
Like many parents I’m looking at connecting the G6 directly to an Android smartwatch so he doesn’t have to carry a phone at all times.
I’ve been reading about xDrip+ - but wanted to sanity check before I splurge on a smartwatch.
The xDrip+ documentation (
https://github.com/NightscoutFoundation/xDrip/blob/master/Documentation/WatchGuide.md) shows the following watches as being compatible with xDrip+:
|Sony Smartwatch 3 (SWR50)||WearOS 1.6|
|Asus Zenwatch 2||WearOS 2|
|Asus Zenwatch 3||WearOS 2|
|Huawei Watch||WearOS 2|
|Huawei Watch 2||WearOS 2|
|LG G Watch||WearOS 2|
|Polar M600||WearOS 2|
But these are all older models & not available off the shelf/ in-store in September 2020.
From my understanding I can only use these watches with xDrip+ as they all (apart from the Sony) require a firmware update.
Or is it possible to use any WearOS watch - but that might cause a hit on update time/ reliability?
Has anyone got any recommendations for a newer (2020) smartwatch they’ve connected directly to the Dexcom G6 via xDrip+?
I should mention we live in New Zealand. We generally have good access to tech for the Asian brands (Samsung, LG, Huawei etc.) & Apple - but it’s harder to source tech focused on the US market (i.e. Palm).
The other thing I wanted to check is the xDrip+ documentation only talks about the Dexcom G5 - is connecting the Dexcom G6 any different?
I appreciate any help - or links if these questions have been answered elsewhere.