How Philips Is Entering The IoT Health Market
The tech company has introduced a connected suite of devices designed to help people lead healthier lives
The Dutch company Philips, known for home lighting and appliances, have recently launched their suite of connected health tools. The centerpiece of the showcase is their very own fitness watch named the Health Watch, along with blood pressure monitors, a weighing scale and a thermometer.
The entire ecosystem converge around Philip’s own smartphone app HealthSuite, syncing via Bluetooth.
The $250 Health Watch doesn’t have the specs to outshine other watches but its focus on health is very apparent. It tracks steps, sleep patterns and continuously measures heart rates. It also tracks calories. All information is streamed to the app. Unlike other popular trackers, this one doesn’t have notifications or an app store.