Fitbit Announces Deal With Dexcom to Bring Glucose Monitoring to Its Smartwatch

Fitbit Announces Deal With Dexcom to Bring Glucose Monitoring to Its Smartwatch

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Fixbit has announced a collaboration with Dexcom that will bring Dexcom CGM data to the company's new smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic.

Through this experience, Dexcom CGM users on either Android or iOS devices would be able to see both activity and glucose levels, right on their wrist.

“The strength of our brand and our ability to track critical health metrics continuously for up to 4+ days, coupled with Dexcom’s market leadership in CGM, present a powerful combination that we hope will help millions of people better manage their diabetes,” said James Park, CEO of Fitbit. “With Ionic, we are focused on driving positive health outcomes and more health focused tools, and this collaboration is a wonderful example of how we plan to bring that vision to our users.”

“The collaboration between Dexcom and Fitbit is an important step in providing useful information to people with diabetes that is both convenient and discreet,” said Kevin Sayer, President and CEO, Dexcom. “We believe that providing Dexcom CGM data on Fitbit Ionic, and making that experience available to users of both Android and iOS devices, will have a positive impact on the way people manage their diabetes.”

Ionic features a relative SpO2 sensor, GPS tracking, on-device dynamic workouts, improved heart rate tracking, and water resistance up to 50 meters. There's also features like contactless payments, on-board music, smart notifications, and a variety of popular apps and clock faces available in the Fitbit App Gallery. Ionic also has all the core features from Fitbit including 4+ day battery life, automatic activity and sleep tracking, and cross-platform compatibility.

The companies are targeting availability as soon as possible in 2018.

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