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Freestyle libre compatible phones

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by chrisbug, Nov 4, 2020.

  1. UK T1

    UK T1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No need to justify! I've been very happy with the Libre 2 communicating directly to the Diabox app which updates every minute and has made it feel like a CGM for me (better alarm options than the official libre link app too). Only use the official app so my data syncs with libre view for my clinic as I get it on prescription too. Never wanted more bulk on the sensor so was very happy to find how well libre 2 worked with diabox without needing a MM or bubble attached. Enjoy when it arrives!
     
  2. empire.line

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    Hello! So just a quick (ish) update on the Libre 2 app + mobile phone situation... I ordered a Samsung A21s and we have been able to download the LibreView app onto it. For those who are interested we bought it from Samsung's website directly, it was the best price, £30 cheaper than in Argos.... Anyway, I digress. When the phone arrived I was already using a Libre sensor with the handset, so had to wait till putting on a new Libre sensor before I could use the App on the phone. I put on a new sensor today and have successfully scanned it using the app on the phone. I have to say that this phone is MASSIVE and a bit unwieldy for my small lady-like paws... but will struggle on! (what a great example of a first world problem...). Using the mobile with the sensor means that the handset can't be used at all. I now need to look at the alarms to check that these are all set up working on the phone app....
    At the same time I'm still using Dexcom G6 as have 3 months worth of sensors left, so this is a good opportunity to compare Libre2 and Dexcom G6. I can tell you straight away that their readings are different most of the time...
    Here's the punchline though - Dexcom G6 app doesn't work with the new Samsung A21s phone!! Agh! So I have to keep the old Samsung Galaxy S7 running as well.... meaning that basically for the next 3 months I'm carrying around 2 mobile phones.
    To make things a bit simpler I've managed to download DexcomFollow app to the new phone and share Dexcom readings from the old phone to the new one. I can't calibrate it or anything, but at least I can see the BG on just one phone.
    Next steps are to test out MaioMaio to try to turn the Libre2 into a CGM as a much cheaper replacement for the Dexcom G6, so I'll let you know how that goes. Also we'll be testing out how to get the data to display onto my Smart Watch. I have a ticwatch, if anyone's got any hot tips for how to do this, or using MaioMaio, or anything else Libre & CGM related, they'd be very much appreciated!
    Thanks and best wishes :)
    EL
     
  3. empire.line

    empire.line Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks will defo check out the Diabox app!! I meant to include that in my post below... Will do this before buying MM. Cheers!! EL
     
  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    You had to pay for the official apps to use Libre?
     
  5. empire.line

    empire.line Type 1 · Member

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    Kind of, I had a buy a new phone to be able to get LibreView app...
     
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    *I had TO buy a new phone...
     
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