These are chat archives for nightscout/intend-to-bolus

23rd
Jan 2015
Ben West
@bewest
Jan 23 2015 07:49
if and when things go ble
they will likely also go ieee 11073 at the same time
Toby Canning
@TC2013
Jan 23 2015 18:48
@bewest do you like ble?
or does it lack in security?
Ben West
@bewest
Jan 23 2015 19:35
mmmm, I'm very skeptical of bluetooth in general
W. Aaron Waychoff
@waaronw
Jan 23 2015 19:40
So was I, until BLE. I’ve become a fan. :)
Ben West
@bewest
Jan 23 2015 19:43
hmm really? doesn't seem quite as popular, bit I thought ant was pretty cool for awhile, especially thanks to the routing controls
seems like they had a lot of permission/security stuff figured out
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Jan 23 2015 19:45
Ble also fixes the power consumption problems in a serious way. They're not kidding about the low energy. You can implement a ble beacon that works for a year on a coin cell battery.
Another thing they fixed is the handshaking speed and reliability. Ble device detection works, vs the old Bluetooth crap.
W. Aaron Waychoff
@waaronw
Jan 23 2015 19:54
I think it’s important to remember that BLE does not come from the same lineage as previous BT implementations. It’s really an entirely new beast
Ben West
@bewest
Jan 23 2015 19:54
oh
W. Aaron Waychoff
@waaronw
Jan 23 2015 19:54
It was a competing effort by Nokia that eventually turned into BLE.
Ben West
@bewest
Jan 23 2015 19:54
ok, I did not know that
that makes me feel better about the whole thing in new ways
W. Aaron Waychoff
@waaronw
Jan 23 2015 19:55
:)
Ben West
@bewest
Jan 23 2015 19:55
so, accu-check has bluetooth
but it's a little sluggish
I iwould love to get that pump decoded
was considering buying one
they wouldn't let me try it out
and they wouldn't share the protocol
told them i would buy several, cash if they would
W. Aaron Waychoff
@waaronw
Jan 23 2015 19:56
I have the One-touch Verio Sync on the way, but it is NOT BLE. I don’t know if the accu-chek is either.
Ben West
@bewest
Jan 23 2015 19:56
ah, I see
that's why
it's not ble
W. Aaron Waychoff
@waaronw
Jan 23 2015 19:57
I’m hoping we see BLE meters within the next couple of years. I’d really like to control where my data goes. As it is, I’m giving up having my readings beamed to my pump, but, hopefully, I’ll have a way around that in the coming months thanks to your work.