It has been reported that medical-device maker DexCom Inc. is in the process of creating an app for the Apple Watch platform that will monitor the blood sugar levels of its wearers. Should this be the case, the app will be a benchmark product for the watch considered to be the ‘pin-up boy’ of the wearable technology market.
The Wall Street Journal broke the news, stating that Dexcom released an image of the app on the new wearable platform. The app is said to convert the data into a palatable graph which will be shown on the wrist of the person.
The news will be a welcomed by the 1.1 million Australians who have been diagnosed with diabetes. This number is expected to rise to 3.3 million by 2031. Dexcom is considered a leader in glucose monitoring technology, with its current product line available in Australia including a digital monitor that takes advantage of sensor based technology to monitor glucose levels.
Apple has declined to comment on any of the speculation however the watch platform has been made available to developers for some time. The watch will be available from April, with Dexcom confident its app will also be ready for the release.
For the wearable technology movement to succeed, it is imperative that developers take advantage of the Apple Watch platform. As discussed on its launch, Apple Watch will be a make or break product for consumer wearable technology. Without Apple’s power, this type of product could suffer the same fate as other technological movements that consumers either saw no use for or were not ready for. OCM.
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