Philips Health Watch Review

Back in January, I was very kindly sent a Philips Health watch to review and ever since then I have been using it day in & day out. Getting fit is definitely on my agenda for 2017 because come June I’ll be another year older and a little too close to forty for comfort! It’s time to regain control of my weight and beat the bulge and this time, for good.
Philips Health Watch
I think having a fitness watch, such as this one from Philips to help track your health is such a great idea because it can apparently track everything from your heart rate {always helpful when your working out}, and even your sleep patterns too. The Philips health watch has quite a few features so here’s a run down;

Key Features;

– Heart rate monitor
– Built-in GPS
– Food logging
– Water resistant {1ATM}
– Compatible with iOS & Android
– Touch dial

When I first opened the Philips health watch I was quite impressed with how lightweight it was. It also has a very simple black design which I quite liked and the strap felt nice too, with a soft & pliable overall feel to it. The minimalistic design of the health watch is something that I really do like about this product.

I like how it provides the functions of an everyday watch as well as being a sports fitness tracker. When out & about doing the shopping or school runs, it’s nice to know that my steps are being automatically tracked and I am able to check in on my progress easily with the touch screen features or via the Health suite app.
Philips Health Watch
The touch sensitive outer dial of the watch I did find to be a bit fiddly and overall, not very responsive. This could be due to the small face of the watch itself, who knows. But even with my small fingers, I found it a little bit of a fiddle. I also found accessing the menu’s I wanted to be a bit tricky which in turn made navigating my way through the watch a bit of an effort.

You can log your food & drink intake on this health watch, which for some, this feature may be a helpful one. But due to the navigation {in my opinion} being a little fiddly, it’s just not something I would have the time to do.

As a heart rate tracker, this health watch is quite impressive. I thought with it being on the wrist it wouldn’t be quite as accurate as I had hoped. But I was wrong because it is on point. The GPS tracker is also another really impressive feature and this is again is due to its accuracy. The GPS acquisition is fast, regardless of your location. 

The sleep tracker was something that I was excited to put to the test with this watch. It is a pretty accurate feature, however, I was sad to see that the sleep tracker requires you to not only turn it on at night but you also have to remember to turn it off in the morning. Now, I don’t know about you guys, but turning off that feature would be the last thing from my mind when waking up in the morning. This is disappointing because there are a lot more products on the market that do sleep tracking automatically. However, the slim and simple design of the watch does make it comfortable to sleep with while wearing it at night.

Charging the device is easy. It comes with a USB docking station where you place the watch onto the dock to let it charge. The battery life is quite impressive on the Philips Health watch and can last up to four days before requiring another charge. I used my health watch every day and I have to say, I was really impressed how long it lasted on a single charge.

However, in contrast to that, it’s a shame that the Health suite app is so limited. The watch itself can be a great tool for running enthusiasts and real fitness fans, however, the app itself doesn’t analyse the data quite so well. There are a lot of features supplied in the app that I personally would not use. I think for me, a smart watch that looked great and provided simple automatic tracking features with steps and sleep would be enough for me. Which in turn corners me to say that I think this product is seriously overpriced.

It has a price tag of £250 but if the heart rate monitor and GPS are features that you seek in a health watch such as this, then this could very well be the product for you. But then again for those three main features that make this watch appealing for me, personally, the price tag is quite steep in comparison to other products currently on the market.
Philips Health Watch
Overall a good health watch with a nice design, however, I feel the navigation through the features and slight unresponsiveness of the touch screen let it down slightly. 

Disclosure: I was sent this product for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 


1 Comment

  1. 14/05/2017 / 2:46 PM

    Interesting review, even though a bit of a steep price! Thanks.

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