Nokia Announces New Phone For Athletes

From Nokia’s press release:

At ISPO Winter 2004, the international sports equipment and fashion trade fair, Nokia unveiled its latest mobile handset for active-minded consumers, the Nokia 5140 phone.  Highlighted by a digital compass, integrated camera, and Fitness Coach application, the Nokia 5140 phone offers athletes, outdoor adventurers, and fitness enthusiasts a means of staying connected.  Additionally, the Nokia 5140 phone complements an active lifestyle with a range of sport and fitness features and products, such as the Nokia Fitness Monitor, which was also launched today.  Nokia’s first GSM push to talk handset, the triband Nokia 5140 phone is planned to be available in all major markets during the 2nd quarter of 2004.  

Outdoor Adventure   Whether you’re into orienteering or you simply enjoy weekend treks, the Nokia 5140 phone offers the tools needed to keep users oriented on thetrail.  In addition to an integrated digital compass, the Nokia 5140 phone features a built-in flashlight to help guide the way. Also introduced today was the Nokia Xpress-on GPS shell thatoffers GPS functions like trip computer, route guidance, tracking and saving of waypoints integrated into the phone shell. Sold separately, the Nokia Xpress-on GPS shell includes a map-based TravelGuide application for route guidance, points of interest and downloadable maps.   With the simple push of a button, trekkers can connect with friends or team-mates by using the push to talkfeature for quick voice communications. Similar to a “walkie-talkie”, push to talk can be used over the GSM network to quickly connect the Nokia 5140 phone user to one person, or to a group ofpeople, simply by using the convenient side-mounted key.    The Nokia 5140 phone also includes an integrated VGA camera to snap and send scenic images encountered while on the trail. Thesequential shot feature allows for a rapid sequence of shots with one touch.   Nokia 5140 phone owners looking for outdoor activities at various destinations in Europe can consult their LonelyPlanet Guide – a downloadable Java application that can be purchased at nokia.com/shop – for information on outdoor-related places to go and points of interest related to trekking, biking or surfing.Sports enthusiasts can sample the headlines and video highlights of their favourite team on Eurosport News or take part in the action by downloading a sport-themed game from Eurosport.  Health and Fitness   The Nokia 5140 phone features a durable dust, bump and splash-resistant housing that allows it to keep up with demanding users, but its active nature ismore than just skin deep. For the fitness enthusiast, a new Fitness Coach feature can actually assist in preparing and monitoring customized programs for weight control, strength, endurance andfitness.    Health and fitness enthusiasts wanting more accurate data on work-outs or even everyday activities will be interested in the new Nokia Fitness Monitor, a stand-alone devicewhich snaps conveniently onto your waistband or belt, tracks activity level and monitors calorie consumption.  Users can predefine their own fitness goals and the Nokia Fitness Monitor willnotify them when their target has been reached. When the Nokia Fitness Monitor is connected to the Nokia 5140 phone (or other compatible phone) via infrared, the information is transferred to aFitness Coach diary in the phone for storage and follow up.   Additional fitness-related functionality of the Nokia 5140 phone is an interval timer and stopwatch for keeping track of workoutroutines and an integrated FM radio to help make time go by even faster. The Nokia Activity Headset provides convenient wearability while on the move. The Nokia Activity Headset features one buttonto answer and end calls and another that can be used to activate the push to talk capability connection to a group stored in the phone.   Also announced today, the optional Nokia ActivityHandsfree, enables handsfree call management and improves the protection against splashes, sand and dust when outdoors, while biking, for example. In addition to receiving calls, the built-in speakerand microphone makes it possible to listen to music or the radio from a compatible Nokia phone.   Further, the Nokia 5140 phone is compatible with two recently announced products from PolarElectro, the Polar S625X and the Polar S725.   Along with its unique lifestyle features, the Nokia 5140 phone also has a generous complement of the latest mobile features. Multimedia messagingcapability allows for the sending and receiving of images, sounds and text. The Nokia 5140 phone also supports downloadable polyphonic ring tones, custom wallpapers and Java applications to customizethe handset. For additional personalization, optional Xpress-on shells are available in four fashionable color combination schemes.