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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Philips Health Watch Review..


I did not make any New Years Resolutions this year. No point really as I never stick to them. I just made a promise to myself to try and be more active. Get to the gym more, keep up my running and try to avoid the sweets in the cupboard. Sounds perilously close to a resolution then!! This way though I won't feel so guilty if I do not keep my promise!! Crafty...


Most of all; My time management needs work. There never seems to be enough hours in the day. If I can manage my family, dog, house and blog, it should leave me plenty of time to exercise. Right!?

Where's that personal organiser?

What helps to motivate me in the New Year is something new. A pair of trainers, some running kit or a brand new health watch.

I always ask for something sporty from my Husband for Christmas to motivate me. Santa brought me some new trainers to help me on my way.

A few weeks ago I also got sent a new Philips Health Watch to try out and review. Perfect timing for my new healthier lifestyle plans that I have in mind.


About the Phillips Health watch:

"Philips knows that people can feel overwhelmed about changing their health habits but it believes that changes do not need to be radical. Instead, small changes, sustained over time, are a good way to achieve health goals."
The Philips health watch is designed to help you understand how your lifestyle choices affect your body.

For example:
  • The watch recognises different forms of activity (such as running, cycling and walking) as well as sleep and sedentary behaviour, with ‘time to stand up’ reminders.
  • The watch continuously monitors measures such as your heart rate recovery and resting respiration rate, providing a detailed health assessment
The health watch is part of the brand new Philips Personal Health Program (PHP) which has been developed with support from a range of experts, from doctors and psychologists to smoking cessation and sleep experts – making it uniquely different to others in the market. 

The data it collects is so accurate that healthcare professionals can even feel confident in using it to assess your health. 

As well as the health watch, the program also features a blood pressure monitor and body analysis scales, all connected together via Bluetooth.


So first of all, unpack the watch then download the app to my phone. The PHS Health App. I could not sync the phone to my watch to start with. After a few restarts and unplugging the cable, and a couple minutes later and we are good to go.

On the app, you have everything you need to set some goals. You can set a goal of how much weight you would like to lose. Choosing how long you want to take to reach your weight goal. Also, you can add daily target like setting a step goal, or target minutes or calorie counter etc.


This is a picture from the Phillips App dashboard on my phone. Pretty fresh eh!?

On the dashboard screen, it tells you how many calories you burned that day, how many steps you have done, how many active calories you have burned, how many steps you have taken, how many minutes you have been active for. You can also add you calorie intakes in, blood pressure and weight in manually.

It also made me laugh today when the watch told me that I had sat down too long by beeping and when I looked down it says on the screen "time to stand up and move!"


To unlock the screen you touch it 3 times on the bottom lock symbol, then on the circle at the top to bring up a menu. Then with your finger simply touch the screen in different positions for all the different options.

Here is what the menu looks like:


I had also walked a lot of steps by yesterday evening:


My thoughts on the watch:

I really like the watch now I know what I am doing with it. It is relatively simple and intuitive to use. (Top Tip Read the instructions, though). The app has everything you need to get you motivated.
The rest is up to you!!!

About this post: I received the Philips health watch in exchange for my post; however. I was not paid for this review and all opinions stated are my own.

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59 comments

  1. Love the sound of this, I keep wondering about some form of fitness monitor, I usually just carry my phone about and have a rough guide to steps over the day, this is much better. #TriedTested

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    1. Thank you Fiona, I am really enjoying using this watch :)

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  2. I like the sound of this! I have a fitbit which I always forget to put on but I like the sound of the alarm to tell you to get up and move! Knowing me though it will be to the cupboard for more food :o #triedtested

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    1. Hehe, it I still keep nipping into the cupboards after my run :)

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    2. So the fitbit doesn't have this alarm to get up and move? That kind of shocks me. How similar is the fitbit to this one?

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  3. I have a fitbit so I know how good these types of sports watches can be. I need to set something on mine to remind me to get up once an hour x

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    1. I love the Fitbit too. You really miss them once you start wearing them don't you :)

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  4. I had no idea Philips had branched out into this - definitely a hot contender to the fitbit!

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    1. Thanks Talya. No I didn't until they got in touch.

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  5. This sounds like a fantastic watch...It sounds like it can really keep you motivated.

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  6. I like the look of this watch, which is always handy as some of them are really big and bulky. I've often thought about getting a watch monitor as I often use my phone but that means a big, heavy strap on my arm. Nice review and has given me food for thought...!
    #TriedTested

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    1. Thank you Tracey. I have a strap for my phone but it does feel heavy on my arm so I never use it .

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  7. I love the idea of the 'time to stand up' facility because I spend far too long sat at my desk! What a neat little product.

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  8. Everyone at running club seems to have a fitness watch of some description. This one does sound pretty fancy. Can it time your run and say how far you have gone too?

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    1. Aww yes, having a watch at running club for times is a must so you can see how much you improve in months to come. I love the when you start to run it automatically records your running and times it. Great as I usually forget to start my watch!! It also tells you how many active minutes you did each day on the app too.

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  9. As a Fitbit and TomTom lover, I'm always really interested in other brands fitness watches. I haven't seen the Philips one before however I really like the look of it! I like the clock face and the fact it does everything I would want it to :)

    #TriedTested

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    1. Thank you. I use to have a fitbit and still have a Tom Tom, I love using this has it has best bits of both rolled into it :)

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  10. Now that sounds like a great watch!

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  11. Sounds good, I wonder how it compares to the Fitbit? There's so many about nowadays!

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    1. Thanks Jo. I think it has a lot more features but I've not had fitbit for a long time.

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  12. Oh wow! I have never heard of this one before. It looks fab and something that would be really useful for me as I am trying to lose some weight this year

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    1. Thanks lovely. I had not heard of this until they got in touch, I love using it :)

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  13. I haven't seen this before, looks perfect for getting a bit of motivation though. To be honest I have a fitbit, but it would be interesting to try this out and see how it functions :)

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    1. Thanks Jayne. I use to have a fitbit but the moulded strap broke after a few month and you can't buy a new strap for that. This one you can change and comes with a spare strap.

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  14. ooo this is the type of thing my husband would like #TriedTested

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  15. I don't really set any New Years Resolutions either. I just want to create more art pieces, and teach my 11 year old how to cook more meals. That way when it's time for him to be able to babysit he'll be ready.

    http://www.anapeladay.com/2017/01/ww-faces-linky_16.html

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    1. Thanks for the comment Alissa. They are great things. Teaching kids to cook is one of the best things. Mine older 2 are both good cooks and look after themselves well at Uni :)

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  16. Seems to offer more than most of these types of thing and also looks attractive. You do loads and inspire many of us.

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  17. this watch looks really cool! I think I have a healthy life style but a bit of track can help me to know why sometimes I feel so so tired. Great post! :) x

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  18. What an awesome activity watch definitely better than my Withings one as it doesn't monitor anything other than walking

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  19. What a fab review! I lack motivation so I could definitely make use of something like this. Really great idea!

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  20. Oh I love the look of this watch - it seems simple to set up and use but really effective and informative. Kaz x

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  21. Ooh I am so rubbish with fitness technology - I am such a low tech runner but this does look good and with all the walking and running I do it'd be good to know how many steps, miles I have done in a week!

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    1. Thanks lovely, I love watching my steps :)

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  22. Love the connectivity of this Philips watch! It looks pretty smart and low key too! We need to track our activity better so this would help!

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    1. Thank you. It is a great all round watch :)

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  23. Really interesting watch! I've been wanting to have a watch or one of those fitband type of things for a while and this looks really interesting. I like how you can have so many different functions on it and ha ha those reminders to move would be useful for me : D

    #triedtested

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    1. Thank you Sanna, ha it made me laugh when it first happened :)

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  24. This looks interesting and great if it helps you achieve your goals

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  25. This watch is pretty cool!! I'm kind of curious just how it counts your steps when's it's on your wrist. Must be arm movements. How crazy! I would love to have one of these!!

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    1. Thank you Anna, yes I always wonder how the work too!!

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  26. This looks like such a brilliant watch. I don't usually wear them, but I'm on a mission to get fit at the the mo so I think it would really help keep me motivated! :)

    Louise x

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    1. Thanks Louise, aww yes a watch would help you push yourself more :)

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  27. I like that it looks like a normal watch, whereas other trackers don't really. Sounds like it has lots of great features too!

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    1. Yes I know what you mean. Some of my running watchers are quite big!!

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  28. As someone who spends a lot of time sat at a desk the alarm to remind me to move would be a great feature!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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