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Dexcom G5 Mobile App - Android FAQs

1) Transmitter Not Compatible Message

The transmitter you are trying to pair is not compatible with this app. Transmitters shipped before November 9, 2016 will not work with the G5 Mobile Android app. You may be eligible for a new transmitter immediately or in the very near future. Please contact Dexcom or your preferred distributor to order a new transmitter.

2) Why doesn’t Dexcom support my Android phone?

Dexcom completes testing on each of the phones that we support to ensure that the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM system meets safety, quality, and usability standards. In addition, phones must meet minimum Operating System requirements. Because there are several thousand Android models available on the market, it is not possible to complete the necessary testing on every Android device. We support some of the most popular flagship phones from several manufacturers. All of these phones meet our testing and OS requirements.

3) When will Dexcom be adding support for my phone?

We continually assess possible support for new phones as they become available. Dexcom tests our apps on new phones that we plan to support after they are publicly released. It may take several weeks or more to complete testing and update the app to be fully compatible with a new smart device. Dexcom recommends checking our compatibility chart before purchasing a new smart device.

4) Can I view my Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM data on an Android Wear Watch?

Yes, you can check your CGM information on your wrist! The Dexcom CGM App for Android supports Android Wear Watches and can be used to discreetly view your glucose reading, trend arrow, and trend graph. Your Android Wear Watch will only communicate with your Android smart device, not the Dexcom G5 Mobile Transmitter. You will not receive alerts, alarms, and other notifications on the watch unless it is connected with your smart device. For example, if you have your watch on and you go out, but leave your smart device at home, you will not receive any CGM updates. Your Android Wear Watch syncs your current CGM data from your smart device. There may be a brief delay before your watch face shows current information.

To set up Dexcom CGM data on your Android Watch with Android Wear 1.5 and below:

Once the Dexcom G5 App is installed on your compatible Android smart device, the CGM watch face will automatically appear in the Android Wear App on your phone.

  • To set up Dexcom CGM data on your Android Watch, press and hold on the current watch face.
  • Scroll to the Dexcom watch face, then tap to select.

To set up Dexcom CGM data on your Android Watch with Android Wear 2.0:

Once the Dexcom G5 App is installed on your compatible Android smart device, you will need to load the CGM watch face through the Play Store app on the watch.

  • Click the watch power button to access apps
  • Select Play Store app
  • Scroll down to the "Apps on your phone" item. You will see a list of available apps with watch content 
  • Select Dexcom G5 Mobile
  • Select Install
  • Go to the phone’s Android Wear app and select the Dexcom CGM watch face

See your Android Wear instructions and your Dexcom User Guide for more information on setting up a watch face.

 

5) Which Android Wear Watches are supported?

The Dexcom CGM app for Android will work with Android Wear watches that support custom watch faces and meet the app’s minimum OS compatibility requirement. See www.dexcom.com/compatibility for details. You can learn more about Android Wear watches at https://www.android.com/wear/.

Your Android Wear Watch will only communicate with your Android smart device, not the Dexcom G5 Transmitter. You will not receive alerts, alarms, and other notifications on the watch unless it is connected with your smart device. For example, if you have your watch on and you go out, but leave your smart device at home, you will not receive any CGM updates.

Your Android Wear Watch syncs your current CGM data from your smart device. There may be a brief delay before your watch face shows current information.

 

 6) Is the Dexcom CGM App compatible with Samsung’s Tizen watches?

Currently, theDexcom G5 Mobile App is not compatible with the Tizen operating system.

 

 7) How do I share my glucose data with the S Health app?

S Health is a health and fitness tracking app available for use with Android devices. You can enable the Dexcom CGM app to send glucose information to the S Health app. The S Health app will display your glucose information with a three hour delay. It will not display real time glucose information.


To share glucose data with S Health

  • Open the Dexcom CGM app menu.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap S Health.
  • Tap Edit Permissions.
  • Turn on and enable Blood Glucose to be shared.
  • Tap Done.

 

8) Can I share my glucose data with Google Fit?


Currently, the Dexcom G5 App is not enabled to send glucose data to Google Fit.

 

9) Is there a Quick Glance widget for the G5?


By default, the Quick Glance option is on. It shows your CGM information in the notification area and on the lock screen. Swipe down from the top edge of the screen to see your notifications. If you do not see readings, open the app to check its status.

 

10) I’m having trouble downloading/installing the Dexcom G5 Mobile app for Android – what should I do?


First, check dexcom.com/compatibility to ensure that your phone is compatible with the G5 app. If the Google Play store won’t allow you to download the app, then it probably means that your phone isn’t supported. If you think that you have a supported phone but you’re having trouble getting it installed, contact Dexcom Tech Support for assistance.

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