If you're as out-of-shape as I am then you'll probably wish you did more regular exercise. Thankfully though, you probably already do plenty of exercising but just don't realise it. In fact, every time you walk anywhere you are, strictly speaking, exercising, as this handy program from the Nokia development labs will prove.
Activity Monitor is an innovative utility that actually monitors your level of physical activity throughout the day. In order to achieve this, the program makes use of the accelerometer, one of the sensors included on the Nokia N95 handset. This is a similar system to the Sony Sixaxis or Sony-Ericsson Shake Control.
Nokia Activity Monitor uses this sensor to count the steps you take throughout the day. It's a pretty effective mechanism as long as they carry your phone in your pocket or jacket, though it doesn't work so well if carried in your hand, purse or backpack.
By measuring the number of steps taken, the program is able to calculate the total distance traveled and energy consumption and can then generate different statistics to display detailed reports of the progress of your activity over time.
If you're keen to measure the level of your physcial exertions and want to get the most out of your N95's accelerometer, Nokia Activity Monitor represents an innovative solution.