Dexcom (NYSE:DXCM) announced today that Garmin introduced its Dexcom Connect IQ apps on its smartwatch and cycling computer.
Garmin today launched the apps to provide people using the Dexcom G7 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes a way to quickly see glucose levels and trends, even while working out. Apps compatible with the Garmin smartwatch or cycling computer can be downloaded now from the Connect IQ store in the U.S.
Earlier this year, the FDA cleared the Dexcom Partner Web application programming interfaces (APIs). The San Diego-based company’s Dexcom Partner Web APIs enable invited third-party developers to integrate real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data into their digital health apps and devices, as Garmin has done.
“Dexcom’s CGM systems have revolutionized how people live with diabetes, and we are thrilled to offer our customers an even more convenient way to see their glucose levels,” Garmin VP of worldwide sales Dan Bartel said in a news release. “Users can not only see which way their glucose levels are trending without having to take their phone out, but can even do so while working out, when glucose levels have the potential to fluctuate quickly.”
The apps, developed by Garmin, are available across a wide range of Garmin smartwatches, allowing users to see glucose levels and trends along with a three-hour history of glucose levels while their smartphone may be stowed away.
During exercise activity, the Dexcom Connect IQ data field offers a secondary way to view glucose levels and performance stats all in one place, both with the smartwatches or Garmin’s Edge cycling computer.
“The addition of Garmin wearables and cycling computers to the Dexcom CGM ecosystem is an exciting advancement for Dexcom users who are now able to easily view and monitor their glucose levels from their favorite Garmin device,” Dexcom CTO Jake Leach said. “Garmin is our first partner to connect to Dexcom G6 through our new real-time API – showcasing the value of integrated CGM and further solidifying Dexcom G6 as the most powerful and connected CGM in the world.”