US-based health technology company DexCom announced that its Dexcom G7 CGM System can now be directly connected to Apple Watch in the US.

Dexcom G7 is the first and only continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) available with the Direct to Apple Watch feature.

It allows users to view real-time glucose readings on their wrists even when their iPhones are away.

Dexcom G7 can now send glucose information and personalised alerts directly to a user’s Apple Watch using its dedicated Bluetooth connection.

The feature allows users to go for a run, enjoy a dinner out, and feel confident leaving their iPhone behind, said the US health technology company.

Dexcom executive vice president and chief operating officer Jake Leach said: “At Dexcom, our users are at the heart of everything we do. Direct to Apple Watch has been one of our most requested features and we’re thrilled to roll it out to Dexcom G7 users in the U.S. and around the world.

“We’ve long believed that people with diabetes should be able to view their CGM data where and how they choose. Direct to Apple Watch is a testament to that, allowing people with diabetes flexibility and choice in how they manage their health.”

According to Dexcom, G7 is the only CGM system that can display glucose on multiple devices simultaneously, including on a smartphone, smartwatch, or connected insulin delivery system.

The device also allows users to track their other key health metrics using Apple’s Activity, Cycle Tracking, Sleep, and other health features on Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad.

All the measured data is stored securely in the Health app, where it can be viewed alongside Dexcom G7 data, where all their diabetes health information is accessible in one place.

Currently, Dexcom G7 can be connected to Direct to Apple Watch in the US, the UK, and Ireland, with plans to expand the service to more markets later this month.

Dexcom Northern Ireland Warrior Beth McDaniel said: “Having used Direct to Apple Watch with Dexcom G7 for the last few months, being able to glance at my wrist and see my glucose levels in real-time has been a game changer.

“For the first time since being diagnosed, I can leave my phone at home without worrying and enjoy my daily activities with the confidence that I have the information I need to help keep my diabetes under control.”