"Meet watchSugar. I’ve been using it consistently in the past month and it’s really been a game-changer for me. The watch face really takes a lot of friction out of diabetes management. As I imagine it will be useful to more people that just me, I’ve decided to release it to the public. It is now available on the App Store and the code is on Github.
Thanks so much to everyone who helped me beta test. Together we knocked out many considerable issues through testing.
Also: apologies to those of you who didn’t make it into the beta and had to wait. My initial call for testers ended up being spread far and wide which got to be pretty over-whelming. At a certain point I had to stop accepting new testers. At least your wait is now over. Enjoy!"
I went to the App Store on my iPhone and downloaded and launched the app. That process was very fast. Then I had to go to the watch screen that shows all my apps and launch watchSugar. It loaded flawlessly. The screen now shows a small view of the digital time in the upper right hand corner with a BG number next to a blood drop symbol accompanied by an BG direction arrow. Nicely done and the price is right!
OK. I may not be the quickest glucose-tech fanantic but I finally figured out how to make the watchSugar do what it was really designed to do. That is, appear as a “complication” on my watch face. Duh!
Open the app on your phone and log in using the same log in you have with Dexcom.
Go to your iWatch app on your phone and go to “My Watch,” then tap on “Complications” and make sure that WatchSugar is included in your usable ‘complications’ (a horrible word for technology for diabetics!)
Customize your watch face by pressing on the watch face and pressing the ‘customize bar,’ and use the digital crown on the side of your watch to put the WatchSugar app/numbers on your watch face.
You can use this Apple page for further info on customizing your iWatch face:
I have followed the instructions listed above, made sure my iOSs are up-to-date, and restarted my phone, but I can’t get it on my face. It just shows a blood drop, --MG/DL. Did anyone else have this happen and find what went wrong? I was so excited for this app.