The Fitbit Ionic marks a significant step by the fitness tracker company, its first smartwatch. With the announcement of a new partnership with DexCom it’s now looking like a play at a more serious device.

DexCom’s expertise is in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), for people with diabetes. And for users of the DexCom CGM data, the first result of this partnership will be continuous glucose monitoring right there on their wrist, via the Fitbit Ionic.

“With Ionic, we are focused on driving positive health outcomes and more health focused tools, and this collaboration is a wonderful example of how we plan to bring that vision to our users,” said James Park, CEO of Fitbit.

When will it be added?

This new tech will be part of the Ionic’s feature set in early 2018, and the two companies will continue to work together and look to build more new software to help the management of diabetes.

“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.

“We believe that providing Dexcom CGM data on Fitbit Ionic, and making that experience available to users of both Android and iOS devices, will have a positive impact on the way people manage their diabetes.”

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