I’m asking this mostly from idle curiosity.
It’s been mentioned previously in other discussions that the upcoming Dexcom G5 transmitter is expected to use an integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chip to communicate with either an updated Dexcom receiver (right?) or an app running on an Apple iPhone or iPad.
One of the big “pros” always listed for the Dexcom CGM is the range. The receiver will continue to collect data from the transmitter even when a relatively long distance (10s of feet?) separates them. I wonder if the change to using BLE will result in any noticeable change to that range…
Has anyone who uses the current Share (Bluetooth) receiver with the Dexcom G4 ever tried to get an estimate on what the range of the Bluetooth connection is compared to the effective range of the current G4 transmitter to the current receiver?
More specifically, I’m wondering how the usable range of the transmitter to the receiver might compare to the usable range of the receiver to an iDevice which is “shared” via a Bluetooth connection between the receiver and the device. My guess is they should be pretty much the same, but it’s only a guess. Hence this question.