It’s time for me to get a new Dexcom transmitter. I’ve been using G4 and like it, but I’d appreciate your collective knowledge and wisdom about the G5.
One of the things I like about my G4 is that I use both a Dexcom receiver and an Animas Vibe to receive the signal. I have these two devices off-cycle, so when my receiver gets to the end of its seven-day session my Vibe still has a day left. This way, I can restart the session without having a couple hours of data blackout when I’m restarting with the same sensor in place.
Would I be able to do the same thing with the G5 receiver plus a smartphone? That is, can two devices receive the same data at the same time on a different startup schedule or are the receiver and a smartphone tied together in some way?
Last, I’ve kind of resisted getting a smartphone, but I think I’m ready to take the plunge. Any opinions about whether I’m best off with an iPhone and the possibility of using an Apple Watch in the near future to receive Dexcom signals without a smartphone nearby (as promised, I think, by Apple and Dexcom last fall) or if I should get an Android phone and install xDrip – which possibly has better ways of showing Dexcom data…? I’m not that into tech DIY as you can tell from my making it to 2018 without a smartphone.
Thank you all for your thoughts! Thomas