[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]   Help@Insulin-Pumpers.org
  [Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]   for subscribe/unsubscribe assistance

Re: [IP] Pocket PC

I am looking for a PDA program to track my bg, carbs and insulin.  I use a
pocket PC (my is a VisorSonic and it is great).  Does anyone know if such a
program for the pocket PC is available?

Joel Goodman (59 y/o, dx 12-14-56, pumping since 1981)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Bruner" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 9:36 AM
Subject: [IP] Death of the Tracker inevitable???

> The Freestyle Tracker is a great concept.  The biggest issue I've had
> was that it was based on the Handspring Visor platform.  This brought
> two issues...first, the Handspring Visor was very unreliable compared
> to it's competition, and second, people who wanted the integration with
> a PDA were forced into the Handspring even if they already had another
> PDA.
> Well, now there is a new blow...Handspring has discontinued selling any
> more PalmOS PDAs, including the Visor.  This means that the Freestyle
> Tracker is now without any hardware to work with except what is
> available in limited quantities of remaining units.  This, to me,
> spells inevitable death of the Freestyle Tracker unless Therasense is
> planning to re-release the Tracker for other PDA platforms such as the
> Sony Clies or the Palm devices.
> Of course, with the advent of the One Touch UltraSmart and the BD Logic
> meters, the Freestyle meter is really the only competitive meter it
> has, and it is already now behind the times.  This will certainly not
> be good for Therasense.
> I try to keep up to date with what is going on in the PDA world of
> meters and diabetes software for PDAs since I author Logbook DM.  But,
> to me, the lack of a PDA-based meter once again will hurt the chances
> that other companies will try to develop one.  When I contacted
> Lifescan about this possibility last year, they were tight-lipped about
> what they were planning...only to find out that their solution was to
> be the UltraSmart...which isn't much of a choice for PDA users.
> I guess these medical-device makers (Lifescan, Therasense, etc.) have a
> ways to go in business-sense.  PDAs will continue to be more and more
> prolific=since they are "the way of the future" in the world of
> computers.  Within the next few years, I see PDAs replacing many of the
> traditional electronic devices as an all-in-one unit, serving as PDA,
> phone, laptop, MP3 player, etc.  So, if any of the meter companies are
> listening...now is the best time to try to enter this market...just
> don't make the same mistakes Therasense did and limit yourself to a
> single platform.
> (The views expressed in this e-mail are those of the author, and do not
> necessarily reflect the views of this mailing list, medical companies,
> endrocronologists, or the world.  ;-)
> Ryan
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact:
> HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: