Can I view my Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System data on an Apple Watch?
Yes, you can check your CGM information on your Apple Watch! The Dexcom G6 app supports Apple Watch and can be used to discreetly view your glucose reading, trend arrow, and trend graph. Use the digital crown to scroll the trend graph view between 1, 3, or 6 hours of data.
You can also view your number and arrow as a complication on your watch face. You can choose from 5 complication styles depending on your preferred watch face.
To set up Dexcom G6 with your Apple Watch, you’ll need to use the Watch app located on your compatible iPhone*. To add complications, use the Watch app to choose your preferred watch face and complication style. If you would like the color of your Dexcom complication to reflect your glucose status, choose the multicolor option for the watch face.
See your Apple Watch instructions for more details on setting up an app on the Apple Watch.
When you wake your Apple Watch, it syncs your current CGM data from your compatible iPhone. There may be a brief delay before your watch app or complication shows current information. Place the Dexcom G6 app in the Dock and enable the background app refresh for best performance. Apple limits the number of times 3rd party apps, like Dexcom, can refresh watch complications. As a result, you may see “---” instead of a number throughout the day. We understand this may cause you an inconvenience. If you need to access your CGM data immediately, please open your G6 app.
Please note that your Apple Watch will only communicate with your compatible iPhone, not the Dexcom G6 transmitter. You will not receive alarm/alerts or other notifications on the Apple Watch unless it is connected with your compatible iPhone. For example, if you have your watch on and you go out, but leave your iPhone at home, you will not receive any CGM updates.
*Compatibility: For a list of compatible devices, visit www.dexcom.com/compatibility.