One Drop said today that its wireless blood glucose monitoring system can now connect directly to Apple Watch, making it the first diabetes company’s system to do so.
One Drop was also the first such company to launch a companion Apple Watch app, but until now, users had to manually log blood glucose, food, medication, and exercise moments, and view daily stats and goals.
Connecting One Drop | Chrome directly to the Apple Watch requires a BTLE-enabled Apple Watch (Series 2 and above) and the new One Drop | Chrome. The New York-based company said it will begin shipping Apple Watch-integrated One Drop | Chrome glucose meters today.
One Drop provides forecasted blood glucose prediction values over time and provides behavioral recommendations based on those predictions. The company captures data from Apple HealthKit, Google Fit, Fitbit, Dexcom, and Companion Medical’s InPen, among others. Its AI generates predictions for a single user based on over 1.3 billion aggregate longitudinal diabetes health data of all people utilizing the One Drop platform. The company recently announced it would provide automated decision support to mobile users later this month.
The company also plans to expand iOS integrations by launching Apple Health Records and Siri Shortcuts. Users subscribed to One Drop | Experts can grant their health coach permission to view vitals, labs, and medications shared to Apple Health Records. They may also use Personalized Siri Shortcuts to log food choices and recall average blood glucose and percent in blood glucose range.
In June, One Drop announced it would provide blood glucose prediction and automated decision support features to enable its mobile app to give blood glucose predictions up to 12 hours into the future and behavioral recommendations based on those forecasts. The company expects its automated support to become available to mobile users later this month.
In November, the company entered a multi-part collaboration with FitBit, beginning by integrating Fitbit’s data onto One Drop’s mobile app and into One Drop reports, which physicians and healthcare professionals can access.
“For too long the diabetes industry has operated on point solutions and closed systems focused on the needs of healthcare providers in the clinic, rather than the needs of the people using the systems to manage their disease every day,” said One Drop CEO Jeff Dachis in a prepared statement. “We are excited to further empower One Drop users with this exciting addition to the One Drop experience.”