Garmin is known for its impressive health features, but not all users know they also offer glucose monitoring.
Keep reading if you currently use a Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) device. The Dexcom app can pair with your Garmin smartwatch to give you accurate readings anywhere, at any time.
This is revolutionary for people with diabetes and anyone who measure their glucose levels daily. Once again, Garmin offers a streamlined health feature that makes life easier for its users.
Want to know more? Scroll down to learn about this glucose feature.
What Does The Feature Do?
As many Dexcom users will know, you need to stay on top of your blood sugar checks when it comes to glucose monitoring. While the Dexcom CGM takes care of this process for you, sometimes you aren’t in close distance of your phone to check the results.
Instead of relying on a phone, Garmin watches users can now download the Dexcom app from the Connect IQ Store for on-wrist health data. This gives you more freedom and less reliance on a smartphone app.
The Dexcom Garmin app shows your current glucose levels, the trend of the data, and a 3-hour history of glucose levels. Everything you need to know in one place.
Key benefits of this app include:
- Easy to read design
- Users can check their levels at a glance
- Convenient on-wrist tech
- Quick blood sugar checks
- Additional data to help you predict your health
Manage Glucose Levels While Active
Another key benefit of the Garmin app is that it’s optimized for active users. Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, hiker, or generally active, you can track your levels while on the go.
Various Garmin devices allow users to select the Dexcom app as a “data field.” This means you can view it while taking part in sports activities. The data will also appear next to other health metrics, giving you a comprehensive view of your health.
From heart rate to glucose levels, Garmin allows users to keep their health data close at all times.
Which Garmin Smartwatches Are Compatible?
Ready to get started with this inspiring app? The Dexcom app can be downloaded via the Connect IQ store on any Garmin smartwatch. Whether you’re using a Forerunner or a Fenix, you can take advantage of this handy Dexcom app.
Popular options include:
- Fenix 7 – Garmin’s latest installment in the Fenix range. This is an all-encompassing sports watch with smart features.
- Forerunner 245/Music – The Forerunner range is designed for runners. This is a more affordable option too.
- Venu Series – If you like options with a stylish edge, this is the Garmin watch for you.
Who Is Dexcom?
Dexcom is a company that specializes in glucose management systems for people with diabetes.
Their Dexcom G6 DCM allows users to take a break from finger-prick blood checks, as it attaches to your body for constant monitoring. This is a painless system that gives you extra freedom.
Any data from this device is fed wirelessly to the Dexcom app and then to your wrist via the Garmin device. Ideal for easier glucose management.
This new app gives people with diabetes the ability to get active without their phones. When your health data is on-wrist, you’ll be able to check it with a simple glance. If you’re a Dexcom user, consider switching to a Garmin watch today.
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