tech2 News StaffJan 16, 2009 12:48:55 IST
Nokia has announced the Nokia N79 Active that ships with the wireless Polar Bluetooth WearLink heart rate belt from Polar, the leading brand in sports instruments and heart rate monitoring.
Nokia maintains that this 'healthy' addition to the Nokia Nseries range is the perfect running companion. A-GPS tracking and a new version of the popular Nokia Sports Tracker application - available simultaneously with first shipments of the device - will allow users to record and publish their favorite routes and fitness data on the web. Users can also share the tracks listened to while working out, as well as upload and geotag route images taken with the Nokia N79 Active's built-in 5 Megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics.
"The Nokia N79 Active is all about fun and fitness," said Juha Kokkonen, Director, Nokia Nseries. "This handset keeps you entertained on those long workouts as you get in shape for next summer, while the Polar heart rate belt lets you know exactly how you're doing. And with Sports Tracker you can add a new social dimension to your fitness program by building up and sharing a great record of all your workouts. This is an inspiring way to track your progress and to challenge yourself and fellow workout partners."
"Polar is the number one choice for heart rate worldwide," said Marco Suvilaakso, Executive Director, Polar, Sports Business Area. "Now with the Nokia N79 Active, the comfortable Polar Bluetooth WearLink heart rate belt takes the guess-work out of training. When you can objectively see how hard your body is working, you can enjoy working out with a whole new level of confidence."
The Active version of the Nokia N79, the smallest Nokia Nseries device to date, ships with a 4GB microSD memory card, sporty headphones and an armband so users can keep themselves plugged in as they work out. Users can add new tracks to their playlists over the air from the Nokia Music Store or tune in to the radio with the handset's FM transmitter.
The Nokia N79 Active will be available in select markets for an estimated retail price of EUR 375 before taxes and subsidies.
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