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Smartchwatch as standalone reader

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Muneeb, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Just wanted to know if anyone knew how to use their smartwatch as a standalone reader.

    I have the libre with miaomiao and use GLIMP. At the moment I have glucose levels on my watch but that's only when the phone is nearby, i.e using the connection from phone and miao miao to display on watch.

    If I leave my phone elsewhere, I can't get live readings on the watch. Does anyone know if this is possible? I have the Ticwatch Pro with Android wear OS 2.

    Thanks
     
  2. Knikki

    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    HMMM Not sure I think GLIMP only has limited support for watches and I think they favour the Sony one.

    Have a look at xDrip+ (assuming your on Android) you can get that to work on the Ticwatch where you can leave the phone elsewhere and the watch works OK, its a bit of a faf sometimes to get things working and it can be bit intermittent but overall its not bad.
     
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  3. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah ok, quite like Glimp. Only reason I stuck with it is because all my data is stored in Glimp. Can this be transferred to Xdrip, or do I need to start from scratch?
    Also not sure whether you know or not, but is it as accurate once calibrated? As Glimp is very good for me once Ive calibrated it.
     
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  4. Knikki

    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if you can transfer data between the two apps, it is not something I have tried, but I doubt it simple because the two bits of software are developed by different software houses.

    Again I can't comment on the "accuracy" because I have not tried the two systems or compared them, I have tried GLIMP a couple of times but I just did not get on with the interface or liked the way it worked, simply a personal thing.

    Might be worth doing a Google to see if anyone has managed to get GLIMP to work as you want it. Last time I tired it I was surprised it worked on the Ticwatch (because it documentation I saw only mentioned the Sony Smartwatch) but like you I only found it would work when close to the phone, BUT this was only for a couple of hours when I was xDrip was playing up badly, its now sorted :)
     
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  5. Saundie

    Saundie Type 1 · Member

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    Hi,
    Thanks for this great info. Quick question, please. I am planning on purchasing a Ticwatch. Is the pro required for use with watch to work alone or will any of the Ticwatches work? I am thinking of getting the S version which I am hoping would work? Warm thanks.
     
  6. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As long as they have Bluetooth, which I think they all do and have android wear OS 2, you can use them with miaomiao as a CGM. I don't think you can use any of them as an NFC reader for the libre standalone (without miaomiao) similar to the phone though.
     
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  7. Knikki

    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No any of the Ticwatch will work I have the base model @porl69 has the pro version think the only main difference between them is that his has GPS mine does not, I think there are also newer models out which are water proof if that's of interest.

    But as @Muneeb points out you do need a MiaoMiao as well for it all to work :)
     
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  8. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You are correct. That is the only difference as far as I can see.....never used the GPS either!
     
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    Abarnes1 · Newbie

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    Hi all,
    @porl69- Your name comes up in every thread that mentions a watch as an aid can you help me out? I'm about to try using the Libre with MIAO and I am considering getting a 'shell box watch' - I tried to post a link but the message gets denied as spam! How can I tell if it will work ?

    Is this: As long as they have Bluetooth, which I think they all do and have android wear OS 2, you can use them with miaomiao as a CGM. the only rule when considering watch compatibility? As muneeb suggests the only requirement? Sorry for being thick here- just don't want to spend anymore money than necessary if I can help it!

    I've also no idea whether to go with Spike or not- or which version to get? I gather it's best for android users (definately me)

    Thanks!!
     
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  10. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Spike is iPhone only, I’m afraid.
     
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  11. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    If its the same watch I can ssee on amazon for £33, then I don't think that will work. That looks like a general fitness tracker watch and doesn't have android wear OS 2.0 on it. So you wouldn't be able to install the required apps let alone read the libre/MM.

    I think the cheapest Wear OS watches are the ticwatch range, hence people buying them for libre/MM attachments. (These can often be had for under £100 on offer)

    Spike is for Apple iPhones only. Glimp or Xdrip is for Android phones. I use glimp but I believe Xdrip allows you to use the watch as a standalone reader even when the phone is not in range as explained in this thread.

    So basically you need a miaomiao with libre, any ticwatch, and either xdrip or glimp for use with an android phone.
     
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    Abarnes1 · Newbie

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    Thanks so much, that really saves me a lot of time. x
     
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    I want to buy a watch too, but don't want to spend much money on it? Or you thing it is worth it?
     
  14. Knikki

    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Its like all things depends on what you want.

    The Watch has the advantage of being on you wrist making it easier to check what your BSL is doing. I hate mobile phones so the more I can leave it behind and use the watch the better. But that's just me.
     
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  15. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Abarnes1 unfortunately I cannot find any information on the watch you are looking at. Where is it on sale, is it Amazon? Just so I can have a look to see if it has Android Wear.
    As @Mel dCP has said Spike is only available for Apple. For Android you can use Xdrip+ OR Glimp
     
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  16. Saundie

    Saundie Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks bunches @Muneeb, @Knikki and @porl69
    I am very grateful for all your kind help :)
    I have the Blucon nightrider...is that ok instead of Mio? Warm thanks again
     
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  17. Knikki

    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll tag @Scott-C because I think he has used or is using a Blucon system, I don't have any experience of it I'm afraid.
     
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  18. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Saundie, I'm on miaomiao now, but used blucon a while back for over a year, and it worked very well with xDrip+, an LG K8 phone and a Fossil Q Explorist watch.

    The watch didn't work as a standalone collector, though.

    There's a useful set up guide for xDrip+ and watches:

    https://github.com/jamorham/xDrip-plus/blob/master/Documentation/WatchGuide.md
     
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  19. Connie’s Dad

    Connie’s Dad · Active Member

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    I’ve been trying to get Ticwatch pro e2 to work as a standalone.
    I have:
    Libre
    Miao Miao
    Samsung s8
    XDrip on watch and phone

    It doesn’t work for me. I’ve tried loads of faffing around with xDrip versions, Bluetooth settings etc etc but it just isn’t a stable reliable option.

    I’m thinking of trying a fossil sport but don’t want to get into same issues.

    Anyone got any experience with this type?
     
  20. Knikki

    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No sorry, I'm not sure if I have seen any of the Fossil smart watches.

    Funny but after all the fun and games I was having a month or so ago everything is working OK at the moment (now I have said that it is going to implode)
     
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