Philips Smart Connect Wake-up Light

Test 06/2019

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Test seal: Philips Smart Connect Wake-up Light, Rating 9

last modified: 10.06.2020, 10:36

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All rating criteria details:

alarm 25%
Handling 20%
Range of functions 20%
Control panel 20%
Volume 15%
Tested by: Elisabeth

Elisabeth

Product tester

Resumee

The Philips Smart Connect Wake-up Light HF3671/01 is a great alarm clock with various individual settings. The app simplifies operation and is clearly structured. Different ring tones are easy to set. The Snooze button is somewhat impractical and hidden and only switches off the sound when activated and leaves the light on, but the sound does not start again.

Pro

  • Slight gradations of settings
  • Good sound
  • Good workmanship
  • Well suited as loudspeaker and table lamp
  • Good operating instructions
  • Key tone adjustable

Cons

  • Partially inconclusive symbols - detailed reading is important

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Great device with many functions. But you have to rely on the manual.

The product

Light Alarm Clock by Philips
Light Alarm Clock by Philips

The Philips Smart Connect Wake-up Light HF3671/01 comes in a handy package. The most important details and characteristics of the light alarm clock are described on this package and thus give a good overview of the product in advance.

The light alarm clock comes in a simple, timeless design. The material of this alarm clock consists mainly of plastic. The display has a touch function and is easy to use. On the back is the stand, which has a touch sensor that switches off the sound, as well as a connection for the power cable, which is 1.5 m long. The alarm clock can also be used as a bedside table and reading lamp.

Included in the scope of delivery:

  • Light alarm
  • Instruction manual
  • Power cords
  • Warranty booklet

Usage

The handling is very easy
The handling is very easy

The Philips Smart Connect Wake-up Light HF3671/01 is easy to use if you have the user manual at hand when you first use it, as not all icons are self-explanatory and many are similar. To turn on the alarm clock, first, connect the power cord to the alarm clock. You are greeted in different languages. If you continue, you will be offered to select 10 languages, which are also included in the manual and Spanish. For this purpose, one can simply select and confirm the desired language via the touch display with the arrow keys.

Afterwards, the device searches for a connection that will only be established after the app has been downloaded and set up on the smartphone. Setup is quick and uncomplicated. As soon as the device has a WLAN connection, the time is set automatically. All settings can be made via the app, which can also be set on the device. It is also possible to darken the display without losing the settings.

To adjust the alarm time individually, first press the "Home" button and then the "Alarm" button. There you can set all desired options like alarm tone, brightness etc..

The light intensity as the lamp is set next to the alarm icon of the sun button, after which you can choose between 0-25. The setting of this alarm clock works flawlessly and without problems. The warm yellow light resembles a sunrise.

Altogether you can set 2 alarm clocks on the device itself, via the app you can set 16 alarms. In addition, there is a "Powerwake" mode, which causes a louder tone and flashing light.

You can adjust the alarm clock via app
You can adjust the alarm clock via app

Sunrise simulation

For up to 40 minutes the alarm clock becomes brighter and brighter. The slow change in light is very pleasant for your body and does not wake you up abruptly. The natural waking tones (birdsong, frogs, cowbells and 5 more) are also completely authentic and make waking up easier.

You can also adjust the light intensity via the app
You can also adjust the light intensity via the app

Smart Snooze Function

There were some problems with the Smart Snooze function. According to the manual you only have to put your fingers on the upper edge of the alarm clock. This just turns off the sound and the lamp continues to light. The sound does not start again.

The Snoozetouchfield is a bit hidden
The Snoozetouchfield is a bit hidden

Radio function

The radio function works very well thanks to the long antenna cable. You can turn on the radio at any time or use it as an alarm tone.

The radio can store up to 5 stations
The radio can store up to 5 stations

Power failure protection and connections

If the power connection is cut, the settings are saved. Only a WLAN connection has to be established again. On the back of the device, different connections are set up. A USB port, where you can charge a mobile phone, for example, if the alarm clock blocks the socket, and an AUX port, which can be used for external music.

The connections make handling easier
The connections make handling easier

We have evaluated 10 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 60 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are 30 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.3 out of 5 stars.

In summary: 60% positive and 30% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Pleasant awakening
  • Melodies and sounds
  • Calming sleep function

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Problems with the Internet connection
  • The app must be installed
Manufacturer Philips
EAN 8710103819943
Scope of delivery Alarm clock, operation instruction, power cable
Quality impression Excellent
Packaging Good, with pictures and a short overview over the most important details
Additional warranty 2 years from date of purchase
Quality of instructions Excellent
Manual language EN, DK, GER, FR, IT, NL, NO, SU, SV
Width 22 cm
Height 22 cm
Depth 12 cm
Weight
Maximal brightness 350 Lux
Special functions Sunrising, sunset, radio, alarm clock, touchscreen
duration sunrising Up to 30 minutes
Display size 10 cm x 4 cm
Intensity levels 20
shining display Yes
Menu navigation Mediocre
Navigation buttons Yes
emergency power supply Up to eight hours
radio-alarm Yes
sunset Yes
shining buttons Yes
number of waking up tones 8
number of wake-up times 2
snooze function Yes
variety of wake-up sounds Yes
Volume
Handling
Range of functions
Control panel
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2019-12-04
You CAN completely turn of the time.
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Okay, thank you for the information.
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2019-10-10
Can any light (e.g. time) be turned off completely?
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You can turn off the big light completely but only darken the time.
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2019-10-10
Is the internal clock a radio-controlled clock or do you have to set it yourself?
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The clock adjusts itself automatically via the app and the mobile phone clock.

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