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Re: [IP] more on the G5



I use a Galaxy, so for the time being this new system is not an option for
me.  Here's the thing: when I charge my phone for some reason it doesn't
ring and goes straight to voice mail.  Does this mean that I would not be
alerted when my phone is being charged?  Susan

On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 11:13 AM, Doug T-Slim+Dex <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> The dexcom uses Bluetooth to talk to the phone
>
> You could use an IPOD touch with no cell and the Ipod could get the
> readings
> There is no cell coverage required
> The internet connection is ONLY needed if you use the share function to
> send
> the data to another smart phone
>
> The accuracy is already as good as the meters if not better
>
> Im sure the phone will alert you if you are on a call ... No different than
> if you get an email or a text while on a call - just put the call on
> speaker
> for a second and look at the alert
>
> For me this is valuable - I like having one less thing to carry - would
> rather it go direct to the TSlim but for now this is an improvement
>
> As far as the comments on selling more transmitters.  My bet is in less
> than
> a year the G4 will no longer be sold so g5 will be the only option
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Annabella Lewis
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:03 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] more on the G5
>
>  How is the iphone going to be shared with the Dexcom functions? If you are
> in the middle of  a phone call or texting etc & the Dexcom wants to alarm
> you, will it just interrupt which might be confusing or will it wait for
> what could be a long time?
>
>  I live in the coutry & our cell phone reception is very spotty, will this
> affect the Dexcom functions?
>
>  These are some of the things that worry me about the concept. I wish
> they'd
> put some of this  effort into smaller transmitter size & better accuracy, I
> don't see any mention of improvements in these areas in the press release.
>
> Annabella
>
> Date sent:              Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:24:48 -0400
> Subject:                [IP] more on the G5
> From:                   John H
> <email @ redacted>
> To:                     Insulin Pumpers <email @ redacted>
> Send reply to:          email @ redacted
>
> > Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM consists of 3 parts:2 Small Sensor that measures
> > glucose levels just underneath the skin.
> > Transmitter that is fastened on top of the sensor and sends data
> > wirelessly to the receiver.
> > Receiver that displays your glucose trends in vivid colors so you can
> > easily see when itb
> >
> > s high, low or within range
> >
> > So, it looks like it includes a receiver, so you can swing whichever
> > way suits you.
> >
> >
> > Of course, you mileage will vary depending on Insurance, etc.  In
> > addition on the Dex web page, they only show phones and not a receiver.
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