A big reason I upgraded to the G5 was the promise of having my blood sugars on the Apple Watch. After I saw their early prototype a couple years ago, I decided to buy the watch, thinking that workable software would soon follow. Then came the announcement that Apple Watch wouldn't be part of a G4 solution, so there was another wait. The arrival of an Apple Watch-capable solution took awhile longer than expected, but when it was finally announced, I thought "Fantastic! I'm ready!" and upgraded to the G5.
Except that it's still not here.
While the announcements finally came, it wasn't clear that non-US users would still have to wait. So having upgraded and installed it, I'm disappointed (again) to see that non-US, mmol-using CGMers will have to wait awhile longer (and with no sense of when it'll arrive).
Incidentally, I upgraded but waited for my G4 transmitter to die, before switching to the G5. The G4 transmitter was amazing. It was in operation more or less constantly for 1 year and 2 days before finally flashing up a message saying the battery was done. Hat's off to Dexcom for creating such a wonderful, tiny and durable solution.
It's also been interesting to see how many dropouts the G5 transmitter has, vs. the steadier G4.
I do have to say, I love Dexcom's technology and appreciate their innovation. I'm just frustrated at the unevenness of its rollout to international users and the ambiguity around when the technology will be available outside the US.