FUDiabetes

Sayer Again Teases Apple Watch Integration

Kevin Sayer, CEO of Dexcom, apparently is committed to making Dexcom to Apple Watch a reality.

I’m not holding my breath…

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/06/13/dexcom-ceo-teases-apple-watch-diabetes-collaboration.html

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Thanks for posting this, Doc.

“Committed” huh. I’ll believe it when I see it, as this has been teased as a possibility for a few years now.

@TiaG I meant to use the /s tag after that sentence.

When this started being talked about two or three years ago I was going to switch from Android to Apple to take advantage of it. It was shortly thereafter that I found xDrip+ and got my uber cheap Sony SW3.

I never looked back. When the Dexcom to Apple Watch becomes a reality, I’ll be happy for other people. But I will say to Dexcom to take their watch capable transmitter and shove it where the sun don’t shine.

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Dexcom can’t even get the iwatch to show data in a timely manner. The G6 has long delays where the iwatch doesn’t get refreshed. They say nothing of this, and this is a huge issue because within these 15-30 min refresh delays you could have a serious low on your hands. Most end up using the calendar function with sugar mate to get quicker refreshes. what would be even nicer is apple allowed Dexcom to have their own watchface as well and had real time refreshing of data. Dexcom G6 though lately has cost me a lot of time,money, pain, energy because of their product failing on me. Whoever is in charge of their QC should be fired immediately. Whoever is in charge of their software should also be fired. XDrip+ done by a few independent programmers is vastly better than the software this multi billion dollar valued company has, i would be ashamed if i was in charge of software there.

@SFBob In all fairness, JamOrHam does not need the permission of the FDA to make even a small change in his code. I am not offering this as any kind of excuse for Dexcom, they have certainly not put the funding into the wishes of their retail customers lately.

I have used a Dexcom every day for the last 14 years ( about 2 weeks before the STS3 was first released). I commiserate with your G6 complaints. But Dexcom has become a large company where the bottom line is the most important thing. Andy Rasdel, their CEO in 2006, set the customer relations tone for the company. Kevin Sayer, the current CEO, is setting the investor tone for the company.

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