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Apple Watch


If you add an Apple Watch after building Loop, you will need to pair your watch to your iPhone and then rebuild Loop to enable the Loop watch app to show up as an available watch app.

Loop is currently supported with all released versions of the Apple Watch and Apple watchOS 4.1 and newer. The cool factor is increased since the Loop user can directly enter carbs and boluses straight from the watch, without needing to access the iPhone. The Loop watch app shows the Loop status, current BG, eventual BG, carb tool, and bolus tool.

By tapping on the carb or bolus tools, you can adjust the entries using the crown to dial in more/less. You can manually scroll to change the desired bolus amount, if you want to decrease/increase from recommended amount.

If you swipe the Apple Watch Loop screen from right-to-left, a second screen is available. This second screen displays a graph of recent BG and predicted BG data. The crown can be turned to display IOB and COB as well.

A loop complication exists to show BG on the watch face but the update rate is limited to ~30mins due to limitations imposed by Apple to increase battery life. If constant, real-time monitoring is desired, you should use the Loop app as the main screen. This can be achieved by setting the watch to always show the last opened app on wake. Loop will always have to be the last app opened for this to work. (Note: recent watchOS seems to be a bit flakey on actually bringing up the last app used, and instead often defaults to the user's watch face instead. If you have a Loop complication installed in the watch face, you can simply tap the complication to open Loop's watch app.)

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