Sensor

The spinner contains the name of the sensor. If Juggluco is using more than one sensor at the same time, you can select for which sensor to show information.

Doze mode leads you to a screen with information on how to disable battery optimizations for Juggluco, that can prevent Juggluco from functioning.

Bluetooth history: On Libre 2, history are values of the past in 15 minute intervals. Previously they were only received by scanning. When you turn this option on, the History values are also received via Bluetooth. Also, other things will work differently. To Libreview will be sent the history values, instead of averages of the stream values. The disadvantage is that it is slower. This can be an issue on WearOS watches.

This option has no effect on Libre 3 and US Libre 2 sensors; they always receive history values via Bluetooth.

Permission: Previous versions of Juggluco required location permission to find the device address of the sensor. This is no longer necessary for the sensors I use. Maybe there are still sensors out there for which it is necessary; in that case you can turn it on. After the first contact Juggluco saves the device address and location permission is always useless. The device address, if known, is displayed after the sensor identifier. Red means a US-like sensor.

Android 12 has a new Nearby devices permission, which can be used instead of location permission for searching for a Bluetooth device address, but it is also needed for later contact with Bluetooth devices.

Forget: Let Juggluco forget the device address and scan for the device address. For some sensors this is needed to get a connection and is then done automatically by Juggluco. With this button you can manually say that Juggluco should do that, because there are maybe other occasions in which it is also needed.

Terminate: stop connecting to this sensor via Bluetooth. If later you want to again receive stream glucose values from this sensor, you only have to scan it again.

Turbo: Increases effort to contact with sensor in the hope that it results in less connection errors, but can uses more battery power. Seems to be needed on Watch4 with Freestyle Libre 2 sensors, but not with Freestyle Libre 3 sensors and on none of the smartphones I tried it on.

Android: Let Android instead of Juggluco make the connection with the sensor.

Info: Gives start and end times and last scan and stream times of sensor.

To connect to a Freestyle Libre 2 sensor via Low Energy Bluetooth, Bluetooth should be turned on. Before the sensor is scanned successfully by this app, nothing will happen. The sensor shouldn't be connected with FreeStyle reader or other applets on smartphones. Abbotts Librelink app's alarms should be turned off or the app stopped. Some Librelink apps seem to contact the sensor while alarms are turned off and can cause connection problems, so use 'force stop' to be certain. If you have started the sensor with Freestyle Reader and you can’t turn it off, you can prevent it from getting into contact with the sensor by putting the reader in a Faraday cage.

 Sensor via Bluetooth/Use Bluetooth should be turned on.

If the above conditions are satisfied, it can still take a long time before the app receives glucose values from the sensor. Often it takes a minute, but at other times it takes much longer. The Connection stage gives the most difficulties. The most frequent are failures with status=133, which is the status argument of onConnectionStateChange(BluetoothGatt bluetoothGatt, int status, int newState). It means Bluetooth device not found. Nearly always it just takes some time before the device is found. It is also possible that the sensor is connected to another device, temperary not functioning well, other devices are interfering or the Bluetooth of Android doesn’t function. Sometimes turning Bluetooth off and on seems to help or rebooting the phone or turning off the Bluetooth connection of other devices. Other problems are sometimes resolved by scanning the sensor.

Scanning the sensor with Juggluco (with Sensor via Bluetooth enabled) on another phone, will steal the connection away from this phone and it can take some time, with scanning in between, to get it back again.