bummer it means more hardware! One of the reasons I won’t consider Dexcom is having additional hardware (something besides my pump).
Bummer it’s $200
Bummer (assuming I didn’t mind the $200 expenditure or the fact I’d have to tote more hardware) it’s not for Android. Ditto, bummer for those not put off by either of those issues.
I’m just not sure that I need/want my CGM readings to appear somewhere other than my pump which is easy to view when I’m active–even when biking. When hiking my pump is on my waistband–a quick twist of the pump and a push of the ESCAPE button gives me the glucose value. when biking, the pump is on my collar for easy access–I do the “twist and button press” to see the sensor value on the pump. Just not a problem.
Furthermore, I often don’t take my phone with me when I’m active so having an app wouldn’t be useful.
HOWEVER, since I wear a smartwatch, if I could read my CGM info on THAT, it would be very cool, but again, having more hardware to tote doesn’t really turn me on, so I’d only be willing to spend a bit (certainly far less than $200) of money for that feature, IF it meant no extra hardware, which won’t be possible with the current pumps.
IF real time data is being uploaded to the internet,then I’d expect there to be a wifi or 4G or other radio transmission method to get the data to the internet if the idea is for parents to view realtime data of their children’s glucose levels, so barring that feature, I think this thing has limited value.
CONFIRMED: it is only Bluetooth.
Furthermore, IF I had my phone with me while hiking, etc, it, like my wife’s phone, would have another app open and onscreen for navigation. So even if it made ANY sense to go to all this trouble and expense to have this Connect thing, it wouldn’t be practical to use a phone instead of the pump screen, to view my CGM readings. All in all, I think this product was ill-conceived–much like MM’s inability to provide a water-proof pump after all the LYING to the public about how the 511 was watertight. We, like others, bought the 511, expecting that we could spend some time in the water without fear of damage, by noooooo–MM sent us all letters warning us not to get the pump wet. Disgusting way for a company to treat its customers. In all the intervening years, they had not brought out a water tight pump. The 640G purportedly is water tight, but oh, gee, that’s not available yet in the US. Never trust MM to get it right, is my motto. If I liked the features overall, of a competitor’s pump, I would buy it, but I still prefer the core features of the MM and the 640G hopefully will be a HUGE improvement over their previous pumps. So here I sit, impatient for the FDA to approve it.