I’ve always wanted to know what my blood glucose was without having to take out my phone and unlock it without having to spend $400 on a smartwatch. If you are someone like me and prefers Android over Apple and want to be able to see your BG’s easily by looking at your watch, keep reading.
Here’s my cheap but extremely reliable useful setup:
- Phone: Android (any is fine)
- XDrip app (forked app downloaded from developer, free)
- Pump: Tandem TSlim X2
- CGM: Dexcom G6
- Watch: MiBand 5/6
Now for those who haven’t heard of the MiBand they are very affordable and are usually used to track your fitness workouts. They can measure your heart rate, track your walking/running route, count your daily steps, show you your email, call, text notifications, current weather, and other features. Oh, you only have to charge it every 14 days! It uses BT 5.0 to sync with your smartphone. They are more popular outside the US, so you will have to order one overseas, they have them on Amazon but I think they are more expensive. I got mine for $39 from https://www.gearbest.com/smart-wristband/pp_3003696083657113.html. Don’t worry all the words are in English when you select your language.
Now for the XDrip app, one of the XDrip developers coded it to send your BG’s from your phone to the smart band via Bluetooth.
You can get the XDrip app that works with the MiBand from his blog here:
I’ve been using this for about 2 months now and it’s been amazing! It even alerts me when I go below 76. Not bad for only $39!
I just hope this helps someone looking for the setup without having to spend a fortune.
Here’s a picture of my MiBand: