Wow, fascinating!! I’m really thinking that once we set up openAPS again, we should switch Samson to an Android device so he can use xDrip+ and all its attendant benefits (longer transmitter life, extra info, etc. etc.)
Awesome, just downloaded it! I posted this on another forum, but on a related note does anyone know what ideal numbers should be for voltage A, B and resistance? I just switched to a new transmitter and surprised to see the numbers are similar to my almost 6-month old transmitter which I feared was near sudden-death. The numbers are 315, 304 and 623 respectively. Did I get a dud? Just received the new transmitter last week from Dexcom.
@Scotteric According to JamOrham, the xDrip+ developer:
Lower internal resistance means it can push more power and is generally better, that figure can be used to assess some battery health but more usefully the quality of any battery replacement. We mark >1400 resistance as bad, >1000 as questionable and <750 as great.
voltage a < 300 is marked as bad, voltage b < 290 is marked as bad
@Michel. But if you noticed in the article that this concept was put forth by Dexcom!
Also, I think that these metrics are also available in Nightscout reports. But I don’t know how you would access them as I don’t use Nightscout.
In addition to what @docslotnick mentioned, the shelf life of the transmitter may make a difference. The first one of the batch appears very long lived, but the second one may be shorter by quite a bit.
The thread @docslotnick quotes discussed that aspect as well.
Did anyone have trouble after installing the latest releases? It was working fine until I restarted my phone and could not get xDrip to connect. I tried the OB1 collector which worked, but then I was getting notifications every time there was a new reading every 5 minutes on my watch! When I shut OB1 off I would consistently get readings every 10 minutes instead of 5. Then my phone Bluetooth started shutting off randomly. I deleted xDrip and returned to the release I had been using (Nov 17, 2017 I think) and the problems went away. I am even able to use OB1 without watch buzzes every 5 minutes. What does OB1 do btw?
oh wow…I just glanced at the Healthline write up…it makes perfect sense. If you research the background of the founders for Dexcom, you’ll see that they are data guys, I think from finance/stock market.