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How the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch Will Help Diabetics

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Over 23 million people now own a Fitbit. This digital pedometer has truly revolutionized the fitness industry. It's also gotten a lot of people off of their couches and into the gym. However, if you're one of the over 1 million Australians who has been diagnosed with diabetes, Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch can do a lot more than just help you to lose a few pounds. In this post, we'll fill you in on how everyone's favorite tech tool can help you to manage your disease.

A Partnership With Dexcom

If you're a diabetic, you already know how important it is to keep a close watch on your glucose levels. You may have even purchased a Dexcom glucose monitoring device (GMD for short) to help you. Essentially, Dexcom's devices use sensors to constantly monitor the glucose levels in your body. They give you readings every few minutes, which helps you to regulate your glucose levels and identify factors that raise or lower them. Dexcom has already partnered with Apple Watch and has apps in the Apple Store so that these levels can be checked on your smartphone. But in September of 2017, it was announced that Dexcom was partnering up with Fitbit's team to make the readings available on the Ionic smartwatch. Since this is Fitbit's first smartwatch, you can expect big things. You'll get a touchscreen, more accurate sensors, and even the potential to pay for custom workout plans through your device. In addition to helping diabetics monitor their glucose levels, the new device will also help you to stay consistent with your workouts. You'll also be able to clearly keep track of how many calories you've burned. This will definitely help you to stay motivated.

What Else Should You Know?

As of this writing, the watch isn't available to consumers just yet. However, the brand hopes it will be released at some point in early 2018. Once you connect one of Dexcom's devices to your Fitbit app, your glucose levels will be available on your watch's screen. They'll be listed alongside your heart rate, the distance you've walked/ran, and how many miles/kilometers you've traveled. More good news? If you've invested in shares of the digital pedometer brand, this partnership will likely make your shares increase in value. Many also believe that to keep pace with the Apple watch, Fitbit's creators will soon invent a more non-invasive way to monitor the levels of glucose in your body. So, while you're investing in your health, keep in mind that this might also be a good time to invest in this company.

Ready To Get Your Own Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch?

Thanks to this post, you're now aware of just a few of the ways in which the Ionic Smartwatch will help diabetics to manage their disease and keep track of their workouts. Of course, finding the right Fitbit for you is only the beginning. You'll also need troubleshooting tips, chargers, and more. Don't worry -- we've got you covered. Check out our blog for tips on how to get the most of all your electronic devices. Then, head over to our store to pick up the accessories you need, like Fitbit ionic designer bands and more.
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