New Philips Health Watch will track your heath biometrics and connect you with health professionals via an app on your smartphone for personalised health and lifestyle advice.
The Health Watch, being released in April 2016, monitors variables such as your activity, heart rate, calorie intake, and sleep patterns.
It’s not quite as pretty as some of the new smartwatches launched of late, but it’s plenty clever – at your request, the HealthSuite app will send your stats to medical professionals such as doctors and psychologists in partnership with Philips, who will give you personalised recommendations on how to live a healthy life, and avoid or mitigate lifestyle-induced chronic conditions.
There is also a function within the HealthSuite app to set up a health and fitness program, with personal goals to track your progress.
Philips is also launching a range of gadgets that will connect to the HealthSuite app to add greater depth and accuracy to your quest for a healthier you.
A body analysis scale measures your weight and estimates body fat, whilst an upper arm blood pressure monitor measures systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as your heart rate. There’s even an ear thermometer which records your body temperature in seconds to track changes over time.
There’s currently no word on how much a Philips Health Watch will set you back yet, but expect news from Philips soon.