Nokia to launch GPS phone with heart monitor

Nokia to launch GPS phone with heart monitor
Nokia today announced the Nokia N79 Active, which ships with the wireless Polar Bluetooth WearLink heart rate belt from Polar, a well known brand on the sport and fitness market.

"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."

The Active version of the Nokia N79 is the smallest Nokia Nseries device to date. To offer a complete solution for joggers, it ships with sporty headphones and an armband. A 4GB microSD memory card is also included in the box to store music while the phone itself features a FM tuner. The Nokia N79 Active will be available in select markets for an estimated retail price of €375 before taxes and subsidies.

Wednesday, January 14th 2009

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