Just in–Dexcom to Apple Watch is NOT vaporware. Found this post moments ago on Gitter:
Elye Mittelman @ElyeM 07:37
About the new G6 transmitters:
There’s a new Dexcom transmitter being shipped in US (and South Africa and ???). First USA reports of them have been coming in today…but they’ve apparently been in circulation for a few weeks. They are identifiable by the big font on the underside, transmitter ID starting with 8G (so far), and a little ugly ridge on the top side. Photos below.
Good news? These new transmitters will have the ability to do direct to Apple Watch CGM data (when dexcom releases updated dexcom G6 app to enable that feature). No word on when that will be, but dexcom needs to bleed in the new supplies so that the market is switched over smoother…don’t want everyone demanding new transmitters just to get the feature at once. Makes sense…good planning by Dexcom.
Bad news? These new transmitters have a new protocol that will not let them work (yet) with Loop offline. Meaning your Loop will only work by pulling BGs from your Share account. Some hacking will be needed to get offline use going again for these new transmitters.
What this means for you in the meantime is that if you are using the new transmitter and Loop …you will have to (1) have internet connection, (2) have Share turned on in your Dexcom app, and (3) have Loop’s CGM signed into that same Share account. Airplanes and cell phone dead spots will not work for Looping with the new transmitters until Loop gets updated.
Check our the Zulipchat Loop channel if you have hacking skills to dig into Bluetooth XPC messages and submit a PR to CGMBLEKit. (If none of that last message makes sense, don’t ask…wouldn’t have been for you anyways then:rofl:)
From looped group in Facebook