Livongo Claims Next Gen. Of Blood Glucose Meter Offers New Twist On Software Downloads
11/18/2016 7:16:00 AM
Two years after it secured FDA-clearance for its blood glucose meter, Livongo upgraded the device so that it can download software updates over the air, according to a news release.
In a phone interview with Amar Kendale, senior vice president of product at Livongo, he said it was the first meter with the ability to download software updates in this way. He added that he believes this approach will be adopted by other companies producing blood-glucose meters in the future. Although there’s a growing number of smartphone-dependent meters, they can come with their own set of complexities, like dropped connections, Kendale said.
Some of the other updates to the second generation of the device, which shipped in October, is a cleaner interface and cooler palettes to make reading the screen at night easier on the eyes. Livongo also reduced the number of steps required to operate it, Kendale said.
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