Phillips debuts new devices to help you to take control of your health – CNET
Phillips on Monday unveiled a new health platform and ecosystem of products to empower consumers to take greater control of their overall health. The healthcare company isn’t targeting fitness buffs, but rather consumers at risk for a chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and high cholesterol.
Phillips previously announced four health-related products at the IFA trade show in Berlin last September. Those were the Phillips Health Watch, a connected body analysis scale, a connected ear thermometer, and a connected blood pressure monitor for your upper arm or wrist. All of these devices are considered medical-grade and FDA approved.
As of today, the four products are now available for purchase on the Philips website. The fitness tracker, which includes all-day activity, sleep and heart-rate tracking, is available for $250 (£190, AU$330) while the smart scale can be picked up for $100 (£75, AU$130). Meanwhile, the ear thermostat costs $60 (£45, AU$80) while the upper arm blood pressure monitor can be had for $100 (£75, AU$130) and the wrist one for $90 (£70 , AU$120).
All the information recorded by these devices can be viewed and analyzed in the Philips HealthSuite app. The app gives users the ability to track nutrition, view activity data and weight trends over time, and receive personalized insights and motivation to better help them achieve their goals. It also provides guidelines from the World Health Organization for ideal body fat and blood pressure levels.
The Philips HealthSuite app is available now for Android and iOS. It requires at least one Phillips health product for use.
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