Garmin integrates blood glucose monitoring and swimming aerobic threshold within Connect IQ app
Evidence that Garmin could be bringing blood glucose measurements has appeared within the Garmin Connect app. According to the5krunner, it has been tipped off that Garmin has added the following strings within Connect IQ source code:
<string name=”lbl_milligrams_per_decilitre”>milligrams per decilitre</string>
<string name=”lbl_millimoles_per_litre”>millimoles per litre</string>
<string name=”lbl_swimming_aerobic_threshold”>Swimming Aerobic Threshold</string>
It is worth noting the spelling of 'litre' rather than the US version, 'liter'. According to the5krunner poster JohnW, he pulled these strings from the default strings.xml file contained within the Connect IQ apk. While there appears to be no explanation why a US company is using UK spellings, JohnW notes that there are no equivalent strings in the French and Italian translations of the same xml file.
As such, it seems that this feature may have been included for testing purposes and is not ready for release yet. Additionally, Garmin has added 'Swimming Aerobic Threshold' within Connect IQ, the exact usage of which remains unknown at this stage. Potentially, Garmin could be gearing its software to support features that upcoming smartwatches will offer, but Garmin has not commented on the matter yet, nor has it started teasing a new smartwatch series.