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The Fitbit Ionic will display glucose level readings directly on its screen

By Ian Chee - on 8 Sep 2017, 12:36pm

The Fitbit Ionic will display glucose level readings directly on its screen

Not too long ago, Fitbit announced  its latest fitness tracker smartwatch, the Ionic. As jam-packed with features as the device is, it looks like it will be getting one more that’s pretty impressive – continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).

Image source: Fitbit.

Fitbit will be partnering with Dexcom, a company that makes CGM devices that work with a sensor that sits just under the skin, measuring a person’s glucose levels every few minutes, much like a wearable. This partnership will mean that Fitbit will be getting Dexcom’s monitoring data to work with the Ionic, letting users monitor their blood glucose data from the Ionic instead of from a smartphone or Apple Watch screen.

Sadly, it doesn’t turn the Ionic into a CGM itself, and the feature won’t actually be available until 2018. That said, it also looks like Dexcom and Fitbit will be working together to bring more features to the Ionic to benefit those suffering from diabetes.

Source: Engadget.