Thank you! 4/5
Update (August 16, 2019): I’ve been using the app consistently for a while. It’s great and functions as intended - so no complaints there. One feature I would request that you have is the option to add a widget in the area accessible from the lock screen (without unlocking the phone). Here’s the idea: give me an instant-check widget that I (or anyone else) can get to without unlocking my iPhone. They don’t need full access to the app, but it should be enough for them to just use the widget and take a quick reading to make sure I’m not in the red, basically to do an instant blood-sugar level check without seeing any other info (like trends or logbooks). The only info the widget needs to display is the current blood-sugar level at the time of scanning (and a RED indicator if it’s too high or too low)... For more info, the phone should need to be unlocked.
Original review: I love this app. It’s not buggy at all, and actually feels like thought, time, and effort has been put into making it and polishing it out before release. So, thank you for not phoning it in. A few suggestions for the next version: Touch ID, Face ID, and/or passcode lock (at least the option to do so) would be nice. Also, since iPhones beyond the X models mostly use OLED panels (the XR being the exception), a “dark” theme is important, so please consider adding it as soon as possible. Not only does it not blind me in the dark, on some iPhone models, it may actually conserve battery life.
Good, but could be even better! 3/5
So much better than the reader, great data, and so good to now not to also have to carry the separate reader device. Disappointing though that you can’t self-select the unit of measurement in settings. I am British, diagnosed with type 1 over 38 years ago and have always used mmol/L for measuring. I have lived in 4 countries, now in the US, and unfortunately am forced to use mg/dl with this app, which means I then have to manually recalculate to know what the reading is in mmol/L. Wish it also connected into Apple Health app.
No way to get the data? 1/5
Is there no way to export your data to a spreadsheet or connect it to Apple Health so other apps can use it?
That means we have to eyeball it when testing new doses of medication and doing a Glucose Tolerance Test. Instead it would be nice to export the data and see if the curve from previous tests have improved when overlapped.
So easy to get my reading anytime and anywhere! 5/5
It is so convenient to get my reading from my iPhone XR. No more needle pricks forever. I love it. Support is always very helpful and courteous.
Doesn’t always read device.
No sure 3/5
I get a time change icon when there is no time change so part of my graph is missing, its annoying
Great device app needs improvement 4/5
By Hernan Pinzon Jr.
I’ve just started using it and it has been a great aid to monitor my glucose level throughout the day. Improvements could be able to read on the graph every sample taken and not guess closely. Apple Watch support would be great to measure.
Which model of android ? 5/5
i had galaxy A7 2018 but cant installed freestyle app , pls help me which model of Samsung accept freestyle libre app ?
Can’t scan the sensor to start the sensor nor get a reading.
Totally disappointed 1/5
I finally thought I could break free from test strips but i guess not. I’ve had 2 sensors from freestyle and BOTH of them have stopped working after just 2 DAYS OF USE! The app seems like it will be convenient but it’s not. It crashes unexpectedly and stops recognizing the sensor just after 2 days, which, it is supposed to be worn 14 days!
I wish i could get my money back from the sensor, and my time back from downloading this horrible joke of an app.
FYI, no, my sensor hasn’t been tampered with and it hasn’t come detached from my arm. It literally just. Stopped. Working.
Insulin used error 2/5
The insulin used is limited to unary values but if you enter a value greater than 200 a popup appears saying only valus from 0.1 to 200 are allowed. Entry does not allow for decimal, i.e., there is no decimal point in the input keypad.
I received a response saying the entry values of whole numbers are purposely done for accuracy. No comment about the popup saying the range of entry values is 0.1 to 200.
For pump users not being able to enter fractions of a unit says the statistics in LibreView are poor.
Customer care only follows political positioning.
Liked it at first 1/5
My sensor told me last night by level was too high to read. I nervously checked my sugar with my finger and it was 200. This morning it's still whacky. How do I get my money back this sensor has only been on for two days?
Needs to provide data to Apple Health App. Because it it doesn’t, 3 stars.
By tundra dude
Love the app I can see how mr BG is doing allay long no pricking.
But it seems that the app is not working. I had a sensor that would only be read periodically. At first I thought it was the sensor but when the app would time out I began to think that it’s the app not the sensors. I am back to using the Libre reader I bought what I started using my sensors
Please check he app for updates I don’t see that any have been issued.
User Friendly; Please Enable Alerts 4/5
I love using the Libre app to check my glucose levels. My habits are improving, and so will my health. The *only* thing I miss about my former CGM, which only lasted 3 days at a time and which I finally stopped using due to painful skin reactions to the sensor adhesive, is the audible alerts for high/low blood glucose trending. If I can set a desired BF range as well as reminders to check my BG or take insulin, then I should *also* be able to set an (audible) alert if my BG slips out of range. Please enable such a feature in the next update.
Needs much improvement 2/5
By Strombus Catcher
Unlike every other glucose app on the market Free Style does not share its info with Apples Health app so you can’t see all of your measurements in one place. You can not export the data to a PDF file to share with your Doctor. You have to send it to a cloud and anyone who wants to see it needs a Free Style app.
Not having to stick my fingers is a wonderful thing. I did stick today because Free Style said my reading was 59, iHealth said 103, Dario said 121. Gives a great arm fuzzy feeling.
Sharing doesn’t work 2/5
My sisters and I are taking turns helping out with my Dad but if we use the app on our own iPhones, it 1) doesn’t load all of it to website 2) won’t let us “share”.
Share function within app just errors out with “unexpected application error.(20)” every time. 😕
Questionable accuracy, poor app 2/5
The FreeStyle Libre sensor works as advertised, but when checked against a fingerstick, either fasting or 2 hours post meal, it has been as much as 60 mg/dl low, and consistently at least 20 mg/dl low. It always reads lower than a meter i can check with a test solution. Also, to access readings that happen between sensor scans, you HAVE to create a login on their website, and export the data from that site to a CSV file. I am not sure why in 2019, I am unable to tap anywhere on the graph and see what the reading was at that point. Having to do this from a website is clumsy at best, and my data is not under my immediate control.
Needs carb library 3/5
Does what it’s supposed to do as far as reading the sensor.
But, to really be helpful it would be great to have a library of carbs and a way to save foods/meals that I eat frequently.
As it is I use a separate app (Daily Carb) to do the job.
Putting all the tools in one place would be huge.
Easier but less useful 2/5
I used to use the separate appliance that came with the sensor. Using my phone is easier in the sense that I don’t have to carry a separate box, but there doesn’t seem to be a way for me to get my data from the app. The appliance would allow me to down load it from my computer. If you want your own data, this app is not the way to go.
So much easier 3/5
Update: customer service has been difficult to communicate with. ( the entire time I’ve use the sensors )I have invested a lot in the company.The app went down and some reps are blaming customers.
They had an update to add android. Just be honest and say tech difficulty use the reader. But no communication and I have to pry information. U can only call and unfortunately spend way too long on the phone.
This is awesome app. I don’t have to carry 2 things in my pocket and it is very accurate. So far it scans the same as the reader most of the time. When it is off it is very little.
Great back up or replacement when u don’t need access to test strip port.
This has added 5-10 years to my life 4/5
By Devinci Skylark
I had always wanted a CGM since they were first developed and extremely expensive. I went from being a very responsible T1D to falling completely off, and almost dying multiple times. Health insurance played a major factor is this as well but my decision to take control again was the ultimate factor. Instead of pricking my finger once a month maybe, I now monitor my glucose levels hourly. I check after meals obsessively because I want to know exactly how by body reacts to what I consume. Believe it or not, I had no idea stress Sky rockets my glucose levels. I never would have known that before the Freestyle Libre.
My only complaint is that I cannot get it to sync with my Apple iPhone 7+. It would make this device 1000x better for me if I could utilize this feature and I’m not sure what the issue is.
Thank you for continuing to improve a life changing product. 🙏🏼
This app NEEDS to be able to be calibrated by adding actual glucometer readings... my first sensor is running CONSTANTLY 20 -30 points lower than I ACTUALLY am!
I love this app but.....edit to add 5/5
This app make keeping track of my blood sugar super easy. I’m a mechanic so a lot of times my hands are dirty and I would have to take time to go wash my hands to do a finger stick. With this there is no need. I just pull out my phone and 15 seconds later I’m back to work.
My only complaint is when I rip off a sensor by getting it caught on something I have to wait tool long for the sensor to realize I’ve damaged it. I would like to be able to do it manually.
Edit: I found out how to quickly bypass the old damaged sensor. Just apply the new sensor and scan it. Hit “Yes” when prompted. Good to go.
Almost perfect 5/5
Does everything I need.... but
It would be really helpful if I could add a reminder and instead of the time set an interval like 30 minutes
My fingers love the sensor. Thanks for developing such a cool technology.
Wish: I wish it would link with apple health, then I could better coordinates foods, carbs, exercise in one place. The app lets you enter notes, but you can only see them if you hover over the note. There is not a way to chart carbs or insulin. I’ll be watching for updates!
Convenient way to check glucose 4/5
Freestyle Libre CGM made life much easier as I can use my iPhone to check it as frequently as possible. That too without pricking my finger. Sensor on back of arm also sticks quite well. Thanks for quarter size 14 day sensor. I know glucose reading is not that accurate but technology is evolving.
Needs features like: 1. Automatically showing reading over phone without needing us to scan
2. Trigger alarm over phone if reading goes beyond range set by users
Hope Abbott will bring these features to US users soon.
Almost worthless 1/5
Besides measurements everything else crashes. Average, low episodes....
Fix please it’s not a game. Yes some people invested in a phone to replace carrying a reader.
Add Apple Health? 4/5
Thanks for your CGM, it’s a finger-saver! Anyway to add support/integration into Apple Health?? It would be greatly appreciated! Otherwise, app works as advertised, no major complaints here!
Great App! 4/5
I love the LibreLink app. I would have given it 5 stars if it would allow the testers data to upload to this app to get more accurate results in one location. I use the app if I forget my tester at home and would like to be able to upload to this app or download data from app to tester so reporting would be more accurate to my doctor. Also, I would like to be able to add comments if I am putting test results in manually.
Love the Libre. Don’t like the app. 3/5
Libre is great, don’t get me wrong. For me, it’s much much better than dexcom. But the app isn’t well thought out - requires two clicks when one would do. In every situation. So that’s disappointing and I’ll probably keep using the little scanner that came with the Libre system. Bummer. I bought a new phone for this.
Can't export data 1/5
Inexcusable for a company as big as Abbott to not have the app integrated with Apple Health or at least make raw data accessible.
Not working 2/5
I have been using this for about 4 months now and it worked great at frist but now when i scam my sensor it says try again in 10 minutes I don’t have time for this and it shows my blood sugar to be Lo an i test it with a finger stick an it says 125 so that could really mess you up if it wrong they need to fix the problem.
Didn’t last the full 14 days 2/5
The sensor only lasted 11 days instead of the full 14 like it was suppose to. Make sure you keep your other blood monitor with you just in case the sensor stops working.
The app needs work 4/5
By Rituparna Kashyap
So far no trouble reading blood sugar data out from sensors. The app works per with the reader. But it is currently miss some very important features
1. Prediction of A1C
2. Sync with apple health data
3. Export logbook to CSV/Excel
Wildly inaccurate 1/5
Readings are anywhere between 15 and 60 points off from finger sticks regardless of day or night. But you get a cool graph to look at. This system would be good for someone who doesn’t require insulin, who doesn’t have extreme lows or highs, and is just doing this to see what the variations in blood sugar are throughout the day in order to make better food choices. But don’t rely on this for anything truly medical.
This sensor is absolutely impressive and a game changer for anybody with diabetes. Nothing helps you manage this illness more than data and this makes the collection of data simple. The only limitation I see with the app is the ability to print out the logbook. The lack of this ability makes it hard to share this data with third-party medical professionals.
My iPhone 8 won’t scan the sensor 1/5
By Jeffery N.
I’ve tried to use my iPhone 8 as a reader through several new sensors. It has never worked. Following the instructions closely but the iPhone doesn’t vibrate or otherwise indicating that it is communicating with the sensor. Could it be an iPhone defect? I’m looking for answers but not finding them.
Needs faster updates, more features 3/5
First, kudos to Abbott for essentially cannibalizing their cash-cow glucose test strip business with the Libre. Abbott has always demonstrated more innovation than Roche or Johnson & Johnson, so the Libre represents an aspect of the “Innovator’s Dilemma” for which Abbott deserves far more credit than most of its competitors.
Second, the Libre system and especially the iOS app lacks some essential features like Apple Health and Tidepool sharing. Making CGM data difficult to export without Abbott’s proprietary software is stupid in an era of open data standards championed by JDRF. Dexcom has the lead here and the Libre will ultimately fail without more open data exchanges, regardless of the Libre’s slightly lower cost.
Overall, it’s great to see tbe Libre as a viable CGM competitor; I hope they continue to innovate more rapidly.
I would give you 5 stars if you had an Apple Watch version as well. 4/5
By Davis K
Love it, love it, love it!
Won’t read my sensor anymore 1/5
Yesterday I upgraded my phone and now my sensor won’t read, it first took me several hours to get one reading. I literally tried everything from resetting my phone to waving it around like crazy over my sensor. It still works fine on my old phone. I thought deleting the app off my old phone would help but no it did it. So frustrating when I have 11 days left with this sensor and I’m not sure if I should even replace it and try. Most likely that would be a waste of money. Sadly looks like I have to switch back to the finger sticks. Btw currently on hold with freestyle, on hold forever and they said it would be at least a 30 min wait.
More data storage on iOS 3/5
The iOS App copy only features from the Reader. It should include more storage for more historical data for review with the doctor. Can be more features rich!
Needs an Apple Watch complication 2/5
Now that Abbott has made it impossible to track on the MiaoMiao in the US, this app needs to communicate with Apple Watch.
Make a Global Version 1/5
I live in Qatar where there is an excellent medical care for diabetes. Abbot made a Middle East version of the app, a US version, and (I think) a European version. As an American with loads of history and media from iTunes, I obviously use the US App Store. But, for obvious reasons, I buy my sensors in Qatar — where I live and see my doc. Unfortunately, the US App won’t work with the Middle East sensors AND I can’t download the Mid East app because I use US iTunes. This seems like a simple coding issue. Make one global app where you can select where your sensors were purchased et voila! I really want to use this app. I would love to see this change transpire.
Terrible Sharing / Reporting 2/5
I hate how you cannot generate or share your blood sugar levels to a physician for instance. I have to take screenshots of my daily graphs. There isn’t an ability to send a report.
Excellent Start, but missing a few features 4/5
This is not a review of the FreeStyle Libre product. Which I love for the time I have been using it. This is about the app.
While it offers great functionality for the product, the app lacks some features that are expected at this point. Apple Heath data sharing is a big omission. Being able to have all of your health data in one convenient app helps when you are reviewing with you Dr. flipping from app to app is not. I think the time spent to integrate this feature will pay dividends.
Thanks for your great work!
Connect to Health App? 4/5
This is a very good app. It makes for a very convenient way to check my blood sugar as I always have my iPhone with me. What would make it perfect is if it connected to the Apple Health app so that my vitals can all be captured in one place.
Things that need To change 1/5
Integration with apple HealthKit
Easier ability to track insulin injections.
Easier way to view daily insulin levels.
See glooko app for comparison.
Good App 3/5
Good app, kind of glitchy at times but does well. I wish it would synch up with the Apple Health app to get all health stats in one place.