Nokia N79 Active Mark Peters : February 1st 2009 - 15:15 CET
Nokia N79 Active sports phone : High-end handset from Nokia meets wireless heart monitor from Polar. Nokia announced the Nokia N79 Active cell phone, which ships with the wireless Polar Bluetooth WearLink heart rate belt from Polar, the leading brand in sports instruments and heart rate monitoring. The Active version of the Nokia N79 mobile phone, the smallest Nokia Nseries cell phone to date, ships with sporty headphones and an armband so you can keep yourself plugged in as you work out. A 4GB microSD memory card holds enough music even for those long endurance sessions. You can add new tracks to your playlists over the air from the Nokia Music Store or tune in to the radio with the handset's FM transmitter.
Nokia Sports phone software application
This healthy addition to the Nokia Nseries mobile phone 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 - spur you to record and publish your favorite routes and fitness data on the web. You can also share the tracks you listened to while working out, as well as upload and geotag route images taken with the Nokia N79 Active's built-in 5 Megapixel digital camera with Carl Zeiss optics.
Nokia N79 Active mobile phone
"The Nokia N79 Active sports phone is all about fun and fitness," said Juha Kokkonen, Director, Nokia Nseries. "This new Nokia 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."
Nokia N79 Active price & availability
"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 handset, 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 Nokia N79 sports phone handset will be available in select markets for an estimated retail price of EUR 375 before taxes and subsidies. For full technical specifications and up-to-date price information follow this link.