Earlier this year it was announced that Fitbit would be teaming up with Dexcom, Inc., a Healthcare Tech firm Founded in 1999, dedicated to transforming diabetes care and management by providing superior continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes.
The Dexcom software allows for continuous monitoring and in January 2017 the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System is approved under Medicare, making Dexcom the first CGM system to fall within the classification of “Durable Medical Equipment” designated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS.gov) who Classify Therapeutic Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM).
“The strength of our brand and our ability to track critical health metrics continuously for up to 4+ days, coupled with Dexcom’s market leadership in CGM, present a powerful combination that we hope will help millions of people better manage their diabetes,”CEO of Fitbit, James Park, stated. “With Ionic, we are focused on driving positive health outcomes and more health focused tools, and this collaboration is a wonderful example of how we plan to bring that vision to our users.”
What could this mean for diabetic patients and Fitbit customers? It could mean highly sophisticated round the clock glucose monitoring, constant Heart Rate measurements, activity levels, frequency and personalized Vital Sign monitoring, by two global leaders in their respective industries.
The success of the ionic smartwatch can have several positive outcomes for diabetics and those who are at high risk of developing diabetes. Those considering a smartwatch as a way to help monitor there fitness and health, now have a way to keep a closer eye on their blood glucose health.
As a smartwatch, the ionic is able to have a more personalized, fashionable look to conceal your smartwatch, while matching your wardrobe and personal style.
Later this Fall, fitjewels will be introducing a way to help motivate you to wear your Fitbit ionic. No matter the reason you ordered your Fitbit ionic smartwatch, fitjewels plans to help dress up your Fitbit ionic so you can always look great, while staying focused on monitoring your health.