Feature Request Custom data field / CGM Data

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    Ali

    Hi Schmadde, we have looked into it and it remains on our radar - but it is low on the priority as of now. There are other body related sensors that we also want to integrate with, and we are looking at all the possibilities. We will be considering this in the future.

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    schmadde

    o.k. I do understand that you can only do so much with your time, but please consider that roughly 10% of the worlds population are diabetics and CGM Data is essential for those to be able to do longer workouts. I needed to stop competitive triathlon when I got the disease and there was no CGM available back then.

    I will then need to go back to my garmin edge 1030 which has this feature. It is a pity since Karoo software has come a long way since I got it and I like some of the things much better then the garmin version.

     

    For me it would be sufficcient to just display somenumbers scraped from a text website via  http(s)

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    KD

    I don't have this use case but want to upvote it because it seems like a great idea to integrate these types of critical fields.

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    Jim Neilson

    I have asked for a CGM data field on the Karoo several times. This response is more than I got, as depressing as it is.
    I have been an insulin dependent diabetic for over 53 years and an avid cyclist for over 50 years.
    It's discouraging that incorporating the best technology ever developed for diabetic control with the best exercise available for blood sugar control ranks so low on Hammerhead's priority scheme.
    Your competition did it. So can you.
    Please reprioritize and elevate this data request.

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    KD

    This seems like an incredible feature that would differentiate across all brands. They could sponsor the famous all type 1 diabetic cycling team https://www.teamnovonordisk.com/

    In the meantime guys, I'm wondering if you can sideload the app?

    Once you are in the app, if you long hold the bottom right corner you can switch apps. 

    I did this for Gaia GPS as I needed to be able to look at the Land Owner and Trail Forks overlays when in a bind.

    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2021/02/how-to-sideload-android-apps-on-your-hammerhead-karoo-1-karoo-2.html/amp

    Let me know if you need any help. I did this on OS X.

     

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    Don Myers

    Actually, Karoo does have an SDK like Garmin Connect IQ. It is available here:

    https://github.com/hammerheadnav/karoo-sdk

    So anyone with knowledge can create their own extensions

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    Jim Neilson

    The last few times that I side-loaded Xdrip+ on my Karoo it told me that I needed G-apps. G-apps installation was not allowed by Hammerhead at that time.

    Has something changed?

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    schmadde

    Several people in this discussion said they would like ot have it, but only one of them upvoted it. Why?

    @Don Myers: thanks for this link, I will look into it. Looks promising at first glance.

     

    @Jim Neilson: Yes, xdrip+ complains that it needs google services, but this is only neccessary for some follower functionality according to the developers. It works fine without google services for everything I need it to do. Recent dev versions also support chosing the primary or alternate channel for dexcom via preferences so it can also run in parallel with xdrip+ on the phone. I tried it and it works with a somewhat recent Dexcom G5 Transmitter. Could not get it to work with my old 80XXXX with the custom rechargeable Battery, though. 

    The only problem is that you cannot have your BG without switching the app which makes it hardly usable. For us T1D BG values are much more important than Heart Rate so it would be good to keep it visible at all times. 

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    Henry Aspden

    This is now resolved !!!

    Any Diabetic Hammerhead Karoo Users...
    We now have a Nightscout CGM Blood Glucose data field !!!

    A massive thanks to valterc for his help on this one too !!!

    Instructions at
    https://github.com/haspden/INFLITE-TYPE-ONE-Hammerhead-CGM

    Download the latest release at
    https://github.com/haspden/INFLITE-TYPE-ONE-Hammerhead-CGM/releases

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    schmadde

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Do I understand this correctly, that it pulls data from nightscout so it needs an active internet connection in order to display the data? No direct grabbing from xdrip+ like the garmin CIQ datafield does which would also work in areas which bad/no cell phone coverage?

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    Henry Aspden

    Currently, although my next project will be adding additional data streams incl local broadcast pulls.

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    Paul Götzl

    Very cool! Can SuperSapiens also act as an uploader to Nightscout?

     

    Thanks
    Paul

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    Henry Aspden

    The supersapian app itself not directly.

    However you could grab data from the Abbott freestyle libre sensor itself with a range of options. including but not limited to, Xdrip, Xdrip4ios, Spike etc.

    More info available at
    https://nightscout.github.io/uploader/uploaders/

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