Nokia 5140 mobile phone adds mobility to
Outdoor Adventure, Sport and Fitness
Sports-inspired phone offers integrated compass, optional rugged GPS covers and even a
fitness coach for consumers with active lifestyle
Munich, Germany - 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.
Whether you're into orienteering or you
simply enjoy weekend treks, the Nokia 5140 phone offers the tools needed to keep users
oriented on the trail. 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(TM) GPS shell that offers GPS functions like trip computer, route guidance,
tracking and saving of waypoints integrated into the phone shell. Sold separately, the
Nokia Xpress-on(TM) GPS shell includes a map-based Travel Guide 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 talk feature 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 of people, 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. The
sequential 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 Lonely Planet 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 is more 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 and fitness.
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 device which 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 will notify 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 a Fitness 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 workout
routines 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 button to 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
Activity Handsfree, 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 speaker and 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 Polar Electro, 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 messaging capability 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(TM) applications to customize the handset. For additional
personalization, optional Xpress-on(TM) shells are available in four fashionable color
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