The forthcoming Apple Watch will include the DexCom glucose tracking app. To use it, a tiny sensor must be placed under the skin to measure glucose levels every five minutes. Results will be displayed on the watch with a simple graph.
While DexCom has FDA approval, due to recent a recent FDA clarification on wearable devices, other health apps can be included, and this will remain a “Low Risk” device, not requiring prior marketing approval. This is great news for both device makers and consumers, as it will inspire a proliferation of health apps. ApplySci hopes that the competition will ensure that the most accurate health trackers become the most popular, and will continue to curate this movement with that goal.
Wearable Tech + Digital Health NYC 2015 – June 30 @ New York Academy of Sciences.