Nokia Activity Monitor

Nokia Activity Monitor (S60 3rd) 0.11

Monitor physical activity on your N95 device

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. View full description

PROS

  • Calcuates total distance travelled
  • Accurate distance calculations
  • Produces detailed activity reports

CONS

  • Only compatible with the N95

Excellent
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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.

The Nokia Activity Monitor displays charts and statistics, in real-time, about your movements while walking or running. It counts the number of steps, and determines the distance covered and the energy expenditure.

Summaries are stored in a diary so that you can compare your activity level on different days, and over longer periods of time. Your steps are detected by analysing the output from the accelerometer in an S60 smart phone. It is most accurate when you attach the phone to your belt, or upper arm, and it also works well if carry your phone in a pocket of your clothing.

It might underestimate the number of steps if you keep the phone in a bag that you hold in your hand (as opposed to over your shoulder), and the most difficult case is when you hold the phone in your hand. Inevitably, false steps are detected sometimes, for example when you are cycling or driving.

Nokia Activity Monitor

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Nokia Activity Monitor (S60 3rd) 0.11

User reviews about Nokia Activity Monitor

  • cillin12

    by cillin12

    "Overestimates activity by a mile"

    I tried this feature in conjunction with another pedometer and discovered that the N95 was far to senisitive to movement... More.

    reviewed on June 16, 2009