Part V: Eventually, the bigger picture. How does the new Nokia N79 Active package fit into the larger landscape of  more or less intelligent training companions. The selection might not be exhaustive, but the point is to provide a target group overview based on the product proposition. The analysis can easily be extrapolated to other [...]

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micke-midlife on January 21st, 2009

Part IV: Finally, we take the Nokia N79 Active out for a spin. As earlier mentioned, once the heart rate belt is paired with the N79 (it’s Bluetooth), the Sports Tracker application finds it right away as soon as it is opened. In the gallery below is one pic on the pairing wizard that you [...]

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micke-midlife on January 18th, 2009

part 3.5: yesterday’s race needs still digestion. although the trainings plan says “rest” for today, a 6-8k “active rest” was supposed to loosen up tight muslces that slightly hurt after the race. speaking about hurt, the left leg’s calf started hurting again, in fact it really never went completely away after those galactic 1000m interval [...]

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micke-midlife on January 16th, 2009

part III: there are a couple of nice introduction videos of this nokia n79 active bundle on youtube. in addition to the marketing video showing the romantic parcour runner and a how-to-use video, there’s a short clip of a real life user, the Nokia running man. he talks about his experiences with this bundle and [...]

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micke-midlife on January 15th, 2009

part II: actually, it wasn’t delivered in a box, but all the parts were there, the n79 device, the heart rate monitor, the armband and the ear plugs. very nice, the device I mean, the n79 is a nice nseries device. in comparison to all the other black ones (not quite my cup of tea), [...]

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micke-midlife on January 14th, 2009

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nokia has today launched an interesting package for people who are active and are on the lookout for a next mobile device right now. the nokia n79 active. as the “n” in n79 indicates, the device is part of the multimedia nseries line. and has a whole bunch of goodies [...]

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