The 9 Best Smartwatches For Dexcom G6 in 2019 – The Buyer’s Guide

There’s no smartwatch which can directly communicate with the Dexcom G6 or G5 transmitter. So if you are still in search for it, then we’re sorry, you won’t be able to find one. Because, that’s not how it works, the transmitter exchanges data with your smartphone which in return sends data to your smartwatch.

There used to be time when one had to walk into a hospital or a clinic for monitoring glucose levels and now you have smart CGM devices like the Dexcom G6 which continuously monitors (real-time) the glucose levels in your body.

However, before you begin shopping for a smartwatch, you’ll need to know that it won’t be communicating with the Dexcom G5 or G6 transmitter. The transmitter will be communicating with your smartphone. It also means that you will only get updates on your smartwatch when your smartphone is connected to both (the transmitter and the smartwatch.) So say, if you go for a walk but forget your smartphone at your home, then you might not receive notifications on your smartwatch.

Dexcom G6 Smartwatch Requirements

According to the official website post, The following smartwatches with the below mentioned criteria are compatible. When it comes to compatibility, make sure that your device meets the minimum OS version because Google would keep updating the WearOS and soon after 2.0 there’ll be 3.0. That won’t mean that the upcoming version won’t be compatible with the Dexcom G6. It’ll be for sure compatible!

  • Google WearOS (1.0 till 2.0)
  • WatchOS 3.0 to 5.2.1.
  • Android Wear OS (2.0 to 2.9)

Google rebranded the Android Wear OS to WearOS in 2018 and that’s the reason why we’ve mentioned WearOS and Android Wear OS separately in the criteria. The version of WatchOS mentioned is 3.0 to 5.2.1. However, the latest version is 5.3.1 that doesn’t mean that the Dexcom G6 won’t work the the latest version (5.3.1), it’ll work, so just like I mentioned above, make sure that your device has the minimum required version.

1. Best for Dexcom G6: Apple Watch Series 4 and 3

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Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
  • GPS + Cellular
  • Over 30% larger display
  • Electrical and optical heart sensors
  • ECG app
  • Digital Crown with haptic feedback
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) - Silver Aluminium Case with White Sport Band
  • Gps
  • Optical heart sensor
  • Digital Crown
  • S3 with dual-core processor
  • Accelerometer and gyroscope

2. Best Runner Up: Fossil Gen 5

Fossil Touchscreen Smartwatch (Model: FTW4025)
  • Smartwatches powered with wear OS by Google work with iPhone and Android phones
  • Extend your battery life for multiple days with new, smart Battery modes; magnetic usb rapid Charger included; charge UP to 80 percent in under an hour
  • Heart Rate & Activity Tracking using Google Fit; Built-in GPS for distance tracking; Swimproof design 3ATM; responses from Google Assistant - it's your own personal Google, always ready to help; Speed through checkout with your watch using Google Pay
  • This is one smart watch - now with a speaker for Audible alerts and taking phone calls, Google assistant responses and more; Receive smartphone notifications and alerts; Microphone; Download third party apps with 8Gb of storage and 1G ram memory capacity
  • Case size: 44mm; Band size: 22mm; interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands; screen size: 1. 28 inch
Fossil Touchscreen (Model: FTW6036)
  • Smartwatches powered with wear OS by Google work with iPhone and Android phones
  • Extend your battery life for multiple days with new, smart Battery modes; magnetic usb rapid Charger included; charge UP to 80 percent in under an hour
  • Heart rate and activity tracking using Google fit; Built-in GPS for Distance tracking; swimproof design 3Atm; Google assistant - it's your own personal Google, always ready to help; speed through checkout with your watch using Google pay
  • This is one smart watch - now with a speaker for Audible alerts and taking phone calls, Google assistant responses and more; Receive smartphone notifications and alerts; Microphone; Download third party apps with 8Gb of storage and 1G ram memory capacity
  • Case size: 44mm; Band size: 22mm; interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands; screen size: 1. 28 inch

3. Best Value for Money: TicWatch Pro (With 4G/LTE)

Ticwatch Pro 4G/LTE, Dual Display Smartwatch, Swim-Ready, Long Battery Life, Cellular Connectivity for Verizon Phone Plan Users Available, Only Available in US
  • Upgraded Premium Design - Stylish and functional design with knurled stainless-steel bezel, Corning Gorilla 3 anti-finger print cover glass and water resistant speaker. US Military Standard 810G certified durability. Lightweight Silicone strap.
  • Long Battery Life - Dual-layered ALOMED/LCD screens and two display mode options, Smart Mode will get you 2 days battery life, up to 5 days if Auto Switch to Essential Mode (LCD display only) is turned on. Up to 18 hours of battery life on cellular usage.
  • Cellular Connectivity for Verizon Phone Plan Users - Instant calls and texts, cloud sync notifications, music streaming, remote smart home controls, emergency SOS auto-dial. Cusotmers can activate the 4G/LTE feature via My Verizon app and Verizon website.
  • Swim-ready Fitness Companion - IP68 waterproof and pool swimming suitable, 6 smart sports modes, GPS built-in. TicPulse technology empowers 24hr heart rate monitoring with abnormal heart rate warning. TicMotion technology proactively detects your motion and tracks running, fast walking and swimming activities.
  • Get connected and pay from your wrist - Download your favorite apps via Google Play Store and stay in the moment with smart ways to receive notifications and see who's calling, without pulling out your phone. Get things done on the go with the Google Assistant, and explore NFC payment. 30-day money-back guarantee for any reason, 12-month warranty for quality-related issues. If there is any issue about the watch, please do not worry and contact us via【voc-us@mobvoi.com】
Ticwatch Pro Premium Smartwatch with Layered Display for Long Battery Life, NFC Payment and GPS Build-in, Wear OS by Google, Compatible with iOS and Android (Black)
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE: 2-30 days on a single charge is achieved by dual layered technology and two modes. Smart Mode will get you 2-days of battery life and Essential Mode will achieve 30-days of battery life. If Auto Switch to Essential Mode is turned on, then 5-days of battery life will be achieved. WARNING:Please charge from a computer USB port or with a 5V 1A USB power adapter, please avoid any 2.1A fast charging or the charger will be fried.
  • SMART MODE: Wear OS by Google, AMOLED display, Google Assistant, thousands of apps and watch faces through Google Play store, health & fitness tracking
  • ESSENTIAL MODE: Power saving FSTN LCD display, high sunlight visibility, shows essential information including time / date / step counter / heart rate
  • HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING: GPS tracker, heart-rate monitor, step counter, calories burned counter, speed & cadence monitor. NFC PAYMENTS: Use Google Pay to purchase directly from your wrist at millions of places without fumbling around for your wallet.
  • Warranty policy: we and our engineer always stand behind our products and hope each customer could be 100% satisfied with our product. 30-day money-back guarantee for any reason, 12-month warranty for quality-related issues. If there is any issue about the watch, please do not worry and contact us via【voc-us@mobvoi.com】

4. Best for All: Fossil Gen 4 for Men and Women

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Fossil Men's Gen 4 Explorist HR Heart Rate Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch, Color: Smoke Grey (Model: FTW4012)
  • Smartwatches powered with Wear OS by Google work with iPhone and Android Phones
  • Heart Rate & Activity Tracking using Google Fit; Built-in GPS for distance tracking; Swimproof design 3ATM; Google Assistant built in - it's your own personal Google, always ready to help; Speed through checkout with your watch using Google Pay
  • This is one smart watch - receive smartphone notifications and app alerts, manage your calendar, control your music, download third party apps (your favorite ride-sharing or music apps), and customize your watch face; touchscreen functionality, built-in fitness tracker, microphone, music storage & controls, custom goal & alarm settings, calendar alerts, multiple time zones, weather, LED flashlight, wireless syncing
  • Estimated 24 hour battery life, based on usage plus 2 additional days in low-power mode; magnetic USB rapid charger included; charge up to 80% in under an hour. Stopwatch - track your laps and time races with stopwatch mode
  • Classic Design. Modern Tech. This 45mm Explorist HR (Heart Rate) touchscreen smartwatch lets you track your heart rate, receive notifications, customize your dial and more; Case size: 45mm; Band size: 22mm; interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands; easily change your watch band with quick release pins; imported
Fossil Women's Gen 4 Venture HR Heart Rate Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch, Color: Rose Gold (Model: FTW6011)
  • Smartwatches powered with Wear OS by Google work with iPhone and Android Phones
  • Heart Rate & Activity Tracking using Google Fit; Built-in GPS for distance tracking; Swimproof design 3ATM; Google Assistant built in - it's your own personal Google, always ready to help; Speed through checkout with your watch using Google Pay
  • This is one smart watch - receive smartphone notifications and app alerts, manage your calendar, control your music, download third party apps (your favorite ride-sharing or music apps), and customize your watch face; touchscreen functionality, built-in fitness tracker, microphone, music storage & controls, custom goal & alarm settings, calendar alerts, multiple time zones, weather, LED flashlight, wireless syncing
  • Estimated 24 hour battery life, based on usage plus 2 additional days in low-power mode; magnetic USB rapid charger included; charge up to 80% in under an hour
  • Classic Design. Modern Tech. This 40mm Venture HR (Heart Rate) touchscreen smartwatch lets you track your heart rate, receive notifications, customize your dial and more; Case size: 40mm; Band size: 18mm; interchangeable with all Fossil 18mm bands; imported

5. Best Under Budget: Mobvoi TicWatch E2

Ticwatch E2, Waterproof Smartwatch with 24 Hours Heart Rate Monitor, Wear OS by Google, Compatible with Android and iOS
  • Full Function Wear OS Smartwatch - Google Play Store allows you to choose from a wide range of your favorite apps and to access them from your wrist, compatible with iPhone and Android phones.
  • Get Connected at a Glance - Stay in the moment with smart ways to receive notifications and see who's calling, without pulling out your phone. Google Assistant built-in.
  • Swim-ready Water-resistant - Your swimming companion with up to 50 meter underwater waterproof (5 ATM).
  • 24hr HRM and Build-in GPS - Workout without your phone. Google Fit and TicMotion make it easy to get motivated, stay balanced and track your health right from your wrist.
  • Warranty policy: we and our engineer always stand behind our products and hope each customer could be 100% satisfied with our product. 30-day money-back guarantee for any reason, 12-month warranty for quality-related issues. If there is any issue about the watch, please do not worry and contact us.

6. Best for Women: Kate Spade Scallop

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Kate Spade New York Scallop Touchscreen Smartwatch, Two-Tone Stainless Steel, Black Silicone Band, 42mm, KST2006
  • Smartphone notifications, Activity tracking, check the weather, set different time zones, make lists and reminders, control your music, dial and strap customizations
  • Android users will find additional features such as: respond to text and emails, send smart replies to incoming calls & access to Google Assistant voice commands
  • Band Material: Silicone; Band Color: Black; Case Size: 42 mm; Case Thickness: 9 mm; Water Resistance: IP67
  • Battery Life: Estimated 24 hours based on usage
  • Powered with Wear OS by Google, a trademark of Google LLC. Compatible with Android OS 4.4+ (excluding Go) and iOS 9.3+. All devices have Bluetooth(R) 4.1 Low Energy and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. supported features may vary between platforms

7. Best Premium Smartwatch: Tag Heuer Modular 45

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Men's Watch SBF8A8001.11FT6076
  • AMOLED Touch Display
  • Bluetooth BLE 4.1, WiFi 2.4 GHz 802.11 B/G/N Connectivity
  • Compatible with Android 4.4 or Higher / IOS 9+ or Higher
  • Rechargeable Battery Operated Quartz Movement (Includes Charging Cable)
  • Microphone, Gyroscope with Tilt Detection, Chronograph, Alarm, Timer, and GPS Features

8. Best Waterproof Tracker: Polar M600

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Polar M600 GPS Smart Sports Watch/Heart Rate Monitor, White - Compatible with iPhone and Android Phone
  • Wrist heart rate monitor: accurate wrist-based heart rate monitor with personalized training guidance to reach your fitness goals
  • GPS watch: built-in GPS Technology keeps track of your pace, distance and altitude
  • Waterproof fitness tracker: customize your M600 activity tracker to fit your style with interchangeable, waterproof wristbands
  • Full Android wear ecosystem: notifications, social features, weather, calendar, maps, 3Rd Party Apps via google play. Smart coaching: running index, Sport profiles, hr zones, training benefit
  • Please refer to the iOS/Android phone Comparison Chart for full features.Dimensions 45x36x13

9. Best Design + Build Quality: Emporio Armani Smartwatch

Emporio Armani Men's Smartwatch, Gunmetal Stainless Steel, ART5005
  • Smartphone notifications & Touchscreen functionality; Activity & custom goal tracking; Customizable faces, bands, & music controls
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel; Band Color: Gunmetal; Case Size: 46 mm; Case Thickness: 13 mm;Case Diameter: 46mm; Water Resistance: IP67
  • Battery Life: Estimated 24 hours based on usage. 3 hour charge time, rapid lightning cable included
  • Powered with Wear OS by Google, a trademark of Google LLC. Compatible with Android OS 4.4+ (excluding Go) and iOS 9.3+. All devices have Bluetooth(R) 4.1 Low Energy and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • This product is sold direct from the manufacturer, for Amazon. Quality, authenticity, warranty, and customer service are all guaranteed. Beware of other third parties that are not the authorized sellers
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Emporio Armani Touchscreen Smartwatch ART5003
  • The dynamic styling of Emporio Armani meets technology with a new collection of touchscreen smartwatches. This watch features the brand's most coveted designs with the added benefits of today's wearable technology. The Emporio Armani Connected touchscreen smartwatch is compatible with both iOS and Android phones, and are powered by Android Wear 2.0, Google's smartwatch platform, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 smartwatch platform
  • Stay in the know with messages and notifications delivered directly to your watch and stay in style with a customizable watch face and interchangeable straps that can be changed to match your look. Connect to your favorite apps to track activity and access your music library. This stainless-steel touchscreen smartwatch features a black dial with full display and is complemented by an easily interchangeable black leather strap
  • Smartwatch with smartphone notifications as well as sleep and activity tracking
  • Allows you to filter notifications, control your smartphone's music, as well as take a photo with the push of a button
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Emporio Armani Men's Stainless Steel Plated Touchscreen Smartwatch, Color: Black (Model: ART5010)
  • Heart rate tracking, smartphone notifications, NFC payments, GPS, rapid charging, touchscreen functionality, microphone and Google Assistant, music storage & controls, customizable watch faces, custom goal & alarm settings, multiple time zones
  • Rapid charger included; estimated 24 hour battery life, based on usage; imported; swimproof
  • Case size: 43mm; Band size: 20mm
  • Powered with Wear OS by Google; compatible with Android OS 4.4+ (excluding Go edition) and iOS 9.3+ smartphones; Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; supported features may vary between platforms
  • Water resistant to 50m (165ft: in general, suitable for short periods of recreational swimming, but not diving or snorkeling

The Verdict

Like mentioned multiple times above, The smartwatches listed here won’t directly pair with the Dexcom G6, but it will connect with your smartphone which will again stay connected to the Dexcom G6 transmitter to get updates on the glucose levels.

We don’t want to disappoint you, but if you still are looking for a smartwatch which will directly communicate with the transmitter, then there’s no smartwatch in the market which can, but there’s a lot of buzz in the market and there could be a possibility that you can have a watch which would be directly in connection with the CGM by end of 2021. However, for now, if you are looking for a WearOS or WatchOS smartwatch which goes well with Dexcom G5, G6 then you can choose any of the watches from the above list!

The TeckFlock staff members have been using the Fossil Gen 4 with the Dexcom G6. However, Females in the team have a soft corner for the Kate Spade Scallop watch too. All the watches mentioned above are really great when it comes to performance, stability, reliability and build-quality. However, there can’t be one best, that’s why this list includes products which are suitable for everyone and the best one would be dependent on the person who’s going to use it.

Someone who loves premium can go with Tag Heuer which costs huge and has a lot of features, but someone who prefers an elegant design with features and won’t cost much like the Tag Heuer Modular 45 can go with Emporio Armani smartwatches! So at the end, it’s all about user preference, we’ve analyzed multiple users and have made this list!

If you are using a smartwatch with the Dexcom G6 then comment down with the model you’ve been using and the things you like about the watch. Maybe it could help the other users stay healthy or could possibly save their lives!

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