San Diego’s Dexcom and Fitbit on announced a partnership to develop and market products that aim to help people better manage diabetes and overall health.
The first initiative calls for bringing Dexcom’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data to Fitbit’s new smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic. Through this experience, Dexcom CGM users would be able to track their glucose levels on their wrist, without needing a smartphone or app.
This feature is expected to debut in 2018.
In addition to the Dexcom CGM display for Fitbit Ionic, Dexcom users would be able to connect with Fitbit's in-app community to ask health questions and share successes.
Fitbit is based in San Francisco but has a San Diego office.
"The collaboration between Dexcom and Fitbit is an important step in providing useful information to people with diabetes that is both convenient and discreet," said Kevin Sayer, president and CEO, Dexcom, in a news release.