Philips intros a smart health product ecosystem
Philips is no stranger to health. In fact, Philips Healthcare (nee Philips Medical Systems) comprises a bit chunk of the multinational corporation, providing some serious industrial equipment for hospitals, from CT scanners to defibrillators. It’s no surprise, then, that the company’s been angling to make progress in the booming consumer wearable space – or that it’s is looking to do so in a big way.
Today Philips launched not just a wearable, but a connected ecosystem – not entirely unlike what Withings has created, albeit in one fell swoop. The Personal Health Program features a number of different smart devices, including a scale, thermometer, two blood pressure monitors (upper arm and wrist) and a health watch that serves as the hub, along with the HealthSuite Health app for iOs and Android.
I’ve been wearing the watch for a couple of days – too soon to offer any sort of profound impressions, though I will say that the device is, unsurprisingly, devoid of the…
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