MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Livongo Health, the leading consumer digital health company focused on empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, announced today the release of over-the-air (OTA) capabilities on the Livongo glucose meter.
The Livongo glucose meter is the first and only blood glucose meter to enable the download of software updates with the latest features. While people commonly get updates for mobile phones and smart tablets, this has never before been available for blood glucose meters. The Livongo meter is included in the Livongo for Diabetes program, a new approach to managing diabetes that combines the latest technology, real-time personalized insights, and unlimited blood glucose test strips. The Livongo meter automatically uploads blood glucose data and can now download software updates and feature enhancements. Livongo continues to focus on the user experience to reduce the hassles of managing diabetes and make it easier for people to stay healthy. "Livongo has always had the ability to deliver personalized and timely insights to the meter," said Amar Kendale, Senior Vice President, Product at Livongo. "We are committed to using the latest consumer technology and I'm excited for us to bring OTA software updating capabilities to a blood glucose meter for the first time." "Over-the-air creates the possibility to give people a meter that is designed for their needs - making it easier for people to stay healthy," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Livongo. "And that's what we want - to empower people with chronic conditions to manage their diseases and to live the lives they want." The Livongo for Diabetes program is available through a growing number of the country's most progressive self-insured employers, leading Fortune 500 companies, health plans, and health systems with tens of thousands of people with diabetes enrolled today.