Nokia N97 gets physical

15 January 2009 — 2:27 PM

Those in the market for the latest phones and looking to get fit may be interested in an announcement from Nokia this week.

In a statement, the Finnish handset manufacturer confirms it has teamed up with an electronic sports equipment firm to provide a new package it is calling Nokia N79 Active.

The bundle will include the Nokia N97, a new device that features a five-megapixel camera, as well as a Bluetooth heart rate monitor built by health expert Polar.

Nokia's N79 will link directly to the WearLink belt and use A-GPS tracking to record data. The system will also include a revised version of the Nokia Sports Tracker application.

The firm's director of Nseries devices, Juha Kokkonen, said: "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."

As the N79 is also equipped with Carl Zeiss optics it could be useful for joggers who like to take snaps on their journeys.

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