Does anyone use the xdrip app on the S7 and is it possible that the watch works as a standalone collector.
Also, is it possible to read the glucose values on the clock during sports activity. I believe such options would be the trigger to buy a watch for a certain group of people.
@DavorP while I don’t use the xdrip app, I can’t see how the watch could work as a standalone collector as it has no ability to take and read blood sugar levels.
I know that neither google fit, nor suunto app currently integrate other apps into the detail they show while tracking an activity, however you could map a button to the xdrip app, making it fairly quick and easy to swop between apps to get a reading i.e. in suunto app tracking an activity - you want to check blood sugar levels, press home/menu button and then press bottom right button (which you have mapped to xdrip app). That will launch the xdrip app while the suunto app works in the background. Once checking you can then press the suunto button (top right) to go back into the suunto app.
Thank you for your reply. Obviously there is not much interest in this topic.
Just for clarification, the Xdrip + app installed on the watch can be connected via Bluetooth to a transmitter that transmits glucose values (e.g. MiaoMiao). In that case, the readings arrive on the watch without the smartphone nearby. But this is only possible on watches running WearOS (e.g. on TIcwatch it works flawlessly). I suppose the S7 might be able to work that way, but I wanted to check it with the users (also, how it affects the battery life). In that case, it would be possible to at least to switch from the xdrip app to SuuntoApp and check the readings during activity as suggested without a smartphone nearby.
On the other hand, Garmin has the ability to display glucose data in the sport field through the app. At least that’s how it looks like from the review of the application and the forum.
However, Garmin does not work on WearOS, so it gets readings from the smartphone only, but not directly from the Bluetooth transmitter, which means that the smartphone must be nearby.
Suunto 7 is wear os so will work the exact same as ticwatch.Not sure on battery life, but suspect that battery usage by hour will be similar/same as ticwatch for that app (overall battery life of suunto is better than ticwatch other than Pro series - but only when pro series is using its LCD screen)/ unless the dev has enabled its app to use the co-processor chip (which I doubt) (ticwatches don’t have this option as they are on the 2100 chip and 4100 chip neither of which have a co-processor portion to the chipset)…
To incorporate those readings into your activity details recorded by the suunto app, you would need to discuss, suggest to suunto.
Garmin haven’t provided that functionality, it looks as though that is provided via a 3rd party - so you would install their app and use it to track your activities, so that glucose readings are included. Don’t know how functional this app is and how it compares to the normal Garmin tracking apps. Also would only be applicable to their watches that can handle Ant+ connectivity.
Technically any watch with Ant+ connectivity could be programmed to provide this funtionality as it can pull through the data on the Ant+ connection.
@DavorP Thanks I didn’t know that use of watches. Good to know.
After update of Google play app there is no longer possible to install apk on WearOs if that apk wasn’t installed on phone from Google Play itself (like xdrip).
Here is a nice workaround: