The LinkBluCon app can be used with BluCon (TransAm or NightRider) with Abbott's
FreeStyle Libre sensor to get near real-time glucose trends. Type 1 and Type 2
diabetic patients can use this app to connect their iPhone to a BluCon device to
read the Freestyle Libre sensor every 5 minute...
Night rider and App.
After being inundated with emails touting the direct to watch connectivity, I bought a Night Rider. After some back and forth about delivery with customer care, I received delivery. Luckily it was received after the software update a few days ago to support the US 14 day sensor. If not, it would not have worked at all. Per customer care, the direct to watch functionality for the US 14 day sensor should be available in a few weeks. Nothing about this is mentioned anywhere in their marketing materials. I only bought this for the direct to watch function. Charging $25 for shipping a $9 priority mail envelope is also obscene. Update July 17,2020 Decided to give it another try. The direct to watch functionality works. The app was installed with the complication. I added the complication to my watch face and it works as expected. Then the app pops up on your screen. I have still to find a way to see my watch face on wrist lift or crown press.... the open app is always displayed. It appears to run as an ACTIVITY which on Apple’s software is always displayed with wrist lift on. A crown press to required to get back to your watch fact.... which displays your data via the complication. Dear developers, what am I missing?
Hardware is AWFUL!!! App is decent
Have been waiting over a month after retuning the BluCon device to Ambrosia. Almost impossible to contact other then random messages from them via Facebook Messenger. Just a few canned responses from them via e-mail. Hardware did not work consistently from day one. The Sony battery that they provided did not last a week. Most I ever was able to get was eight days. After a six weeks the device got really flakey. Had to remove and then reinstall battery to get it to work part of the time. Eventually it just stopped working mAfter getting an RMA to return I have been waiting over a month to get a replacement. The software has consistently gotten better with each update. If the hardware worked and customer support was available I would highly recommend this product. Until then possible buyers need to run from this product.
I had the Eversense implant CGM, but the transmitter technology wasn’t the best. I recently changed back to the FreeStyle Libre sensor, but missed the constant glucose values. I got the NightRider to supplement that continual reading technology, and it’s pretty darn good. The UI is better than some glucose apps, the connection between NightRider and my phone was easy. The only thing I don’t like about this App is that it either doesn’t connect to Apple Health, or if it does, I can’t figure out where to turn that connect on. So... developers... if you could, PLEASE get this app to connect with Apple Health!
This is mainly a winner!
I have the NightRider waterproof model. While it is a bit bulky (thick) I have gotten past that with an armband and a Velcro strap to secure the sensor and NightRider in place. The LinkBluCon app works well on my iPhone and provides good records and alarms which will wake you out of a sound sleep for readings out of the range you preset. As a bonus, I find that the sensor will continue working after the 14 day period. I’ve used it two days past with no problem, not sure how long it will actually go.
With each update this app gets better, more reliable and stable. I rely heavily on this app. My only request, and please pass this on to the developers. Pretty please add a 3 hour snooze. 3 hours will allow insulin to take full affect. When an alarm goes off and insulin is taken the app needs to give 3 hours without any alerts. If that was added this app will be one large step closer to perfection.
High hopes / performance and support lows
While I had high hopes of successfully using the night rider for CGM monitoring with the link blu app, after a few weeks the device stopped working. Support was either non responsive or gave inadequate directions. Of course, the app is useless without a working device, and the remedy to get a functioning device is problematic at best. While I can complain about a battery life half of the sensor battery life, or the difficulty in getting the watch app to work, the worst part is the significant expense for such a cheap and poorly functioning product with terrible support.
Slow iPhone XR to a crawl. Too many issues!
It has to run consistently to get the readings. Which you expect. But, on my Xr it takes so much of the resources, of the phone, that 50% of the times other apps will not even start! I have to shut it down to run another app and then restart it after I’m done. Most time I forget to restart the app and there will be X minutes w/o readings. The most was an hour before I noticed it was not running. The app does NOT work with Apple Health. Hey, it 2020. Get with the times. The app will not replace the FreeStyle app. You still need it. So now I’m managing two apps!!! The unit does not attach to the FreeStyle. You have to apply tape to keep it in place. Plus, the battery does not last two weeks! It last approx 12-13 days. Not ready for prime time. Will try to get my money back.
This app would be great IF it would stop crashing everytime I try to calibrate it. I would also LOVE to have an option for “calories” in the food section. Some of us need to gain weight and some need to lose it so being able to keep up with how many calories we’re taking in is beneficial.
love the new 14 day
Love the new 14 day one. Used the 10 day since it first came out. Easy to set up and if you have a problem the support chat is great for solving any problems. Can’t imagine having to live without it now.
Better value than Dexcom
I am using the night rider over 2 years , last July I used Dexcom for 4 months but it was not as good as Libre and nightrider. I use it on my Apple Watch series 4(with cellular) without the phone
When it works it’s great
Had the device for 3 months and when it connects to Bluetooth it works as promised but connection issues abound and battery life is about 7 days average. Unit required new battery when it reaches 50% battery life by volt meter readings. Customer service is unwilling to assume issue. With more work it my get there.
The ios version works much better than the android version. Still has a problem with disconnects. Since the last update it disconnects a lot more. I think the last update has caused more problems than it fixed
This app is such greatly improved. It is good and strongly connection to my NightRider. There is no issues around.
Ummm. No longer works
Since the update, your app doesn’t read anymore. WTH?!? It was great before. Can I get the old version back?
Either malware or stupid
I purchased the Nightrider device to provide continuous read out of my freestyle libre sensor, to avoid loss of data if I go more than eight hours between readings, and to upload the glucose data to Apple Health The iPhone app accesses the sensor data OK. more or less. It is a very noisy app. After connecting it complains that the Nightrider battery is low, correcting itself only after a few five minute cycles before it reads correct data. It regularly loses connection to the device, and then regains it five minutes or so later. From time to time it provides urgent alarms every 30 seconds or so, so much so that I had to disable the notifications completely. At first managed to upload data to Apple Health, which is why I bought the device. But then, after I went for a walk without carrying my phone, it disconnected, and never manage to connect to Apple Health again. Even after multiple resets, repairing, uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I managed to get it to read data from the sensor and displayed on the iPhone, but never again to get it to upload to Apple Health. I tried to connect it to my watch, which I pretty much always wear, even when I leave my phone behind. But I have not yet succeeded in doing so. I don’t care about seeing my blood sugar or receiving alerts on my wrist since I have controlled my diabetes via diet more or less, but I was hopeful that pairing the device with my watch would avoid these complaints about being disconnected So far, mediocre software quality, but I could live with it if the Apple Health upload problems were solved. The scary thing, the thing that makes me think that this might actually be malware/spyware, is that the app insists on being able to read many many metrics from Apple Health. Almost all of the metrics, if not actually all. Why would a device that I use to read my blood sugar need to know my cervical mucus quality (I am male) or my sexual activity, or my biotin levels? Like I said, either they are stupid, reading much more than they need to, or they are selling your Health data. probably both. I suspect that my problem reconnecting to apple health is that after a while I denied the LinkBluCon app access to all of my Apple Health data, except for the right to write my blood sugar data. However, even when I later restored them access to all of my Apple Health data in an attempt to reconnect to Apple Health, it still refuses to work. anyway, they have had access to all of my health data, i.e. have potentially completely invaded my medical privacy. I took that chance in the hope of uploading my blood sugar data to Apple Health. It did not work. I am not at all sure that it is worth working with them to get it to work, certainly not until they fix their privacy implementation. If you value your privacy, I suggest that you not use this app, and possibly not the nightrider device, unless you can find other software that it works with. A further red flag is the password management they provide on their website for affiliates: it gives every indication of them keeping a copy of the password. This is well known to be poor security practice - UNLESS they intend to spy on you. Like I said, they are either malware/spyware, or not very good programmers, unaware of best practices in security and privacy. Frankly, I am surprised that Apple allows this app in the iPhone and watch app stores.
Yes. LinkBluCon is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 59 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 3.4/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for LinkBluCon Is 34.6/100.
Yes. LinkBluCon is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 59 LinkBluCon User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for LinkBluCon Is 34.6/100.
LinkBluCon works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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