I found an application that uses a Pololu Wixel board that would read the data directly from my Dexcom G6 CGM transmitter. Great, I'm thinking that I can skip the third party cloud app that I am currently using (and is threatening to go offline soon).
I am currently using a third party app that sends the data over an API. It's a Rube Goldberg solution- transmitter to my phone then to a cloud host where a third party obtains the data then sends it back to me using an API. So being able to get the data from the transmitter removes many points of failure.
The Wixel, in this project, would receive the data from the G6 transmitter and the Arduino (Wemos, actually) would publish the data over MQTT to my various monitoring devices. Bypassing all of the cloud apps.
So, I am looking through the Pololu forums and the Arduino forums to see what issues that users have had with the Wixel, and I am noticing that most of the posts on the forums regarding Wixel are eight to ten years old. The most recent posts here are two years old.
I don't want to invest time into the learning curve to use a product (Wixel) that doesn't appear to have a future. So, what's the prognosis for Wixel on the Arduino? Is it a dying product that just hasn't been pronounced by Pololu yet? Is there a newer alternative that I haven't found yet?
Or is the Wixel so reliable that no one needs to discuss its use on a forum?