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Sony Ericsson W710 Walkman Cell Phone with Pedometer

Sony Ericsson W710 Walkman cell phone with pedometerSony Ericsson has announced the W710, a cell phone with a built-in pedometer.

According to the official announcement:

Fitness applications included as standard help you take your Walkman phone into new territory. The jogging application can be accessed easily from both the sub display and main display to measure both speed and distance covered while out running. There’s also a daily step counter that resets automatically at midnight and your progress is displayed even when the phone is on standby.

GSM Arena wrote:

Connectivity is also one of W710 strong sides since it sports a quadband GSM support along with EDGE class 10 and GPRS class 10 for fast data transfers, an Infrared port, Bluetooth, and USB 2.0 support. The external 1.5-inch 4-level orange on black LCD display sports a resolution of 128x128 pixels. The main 262K TFT display with a resolution of 176x220 pixels will not be bad as a viewfinder for the 2 megapixel camera which pitifully, again doesn't feature autofocus. Sony Ericsson W710 also offers live picture blogging that allows you to take a picture and immediately blog it on the internet with a text of your choice so that you can share it with your friends.

...The phone packs some sporty features to make it stand out of the crowd. Besides sports accessories such as an arm band, a belt/bag clip and sports earpieces, the phone is also equipped with a motion sensor plus new fitness applications that measure your running speed, distance and time, or simply count your steps when walking.

Hexus Lifestyle said:

The jogging application is reckoned to be easily accessed (and controlled) from the display on the outside of the phone (so it can be checked and adjusted while running) and from the main display within - and results are also shown while the phone is in standby. The step counter resets automatically at midnight so couch-potatoes and computer die-hards need to take note before then of how many paces they took that day as they moved from in front of the screen to the kitchen or loo, and back again.

Ubergizmo commented:

The Sony Ericsson W710 perpetuates the legacy of the Walkman brand, one of the few good moves from Sony in the digital music area. The technical specs are not really impressive by geeks standard: 2 Megapixel camera, a 512MB Memory Stick Micro, FM Radio… The strength of the W710 is its nice and fun design that will please both active men and women. The phone connects to a PC and comes with dedicated software that will help manage the music database.

Upon connection, the W710 will show up as a USB mass storage device and I’m only excited by this feature because my Treo 700w is not even capable of doing it. All devices with a flash memory should show up as a storage device under Windows or Mac OS. Finally, please note that Sony Ericsson offers an array of cool speakers and headsets for its Walkman line. We recently played with the (phone-powered) MPS-60 Portable Speakers in Paris (France) were surprised by the (relative) good sound quality.

* Get the Latest Price on the Sony Ericsson Cell Phone.

See also my report Guide to Buying the Best Pedometer. And check out the pedometer bestseller rankings at Amazon.com, updated hourly, to see what people are currently buying.

Here are links to reports I've written, summarizing reviews of the most popular pedometers for sale:

Accusplit Pedometer
Freestyle Tracer Pedometer
Nokia 5500 Sport Cell Phone with Pedometer
Omron HJ-105 Pedometer
Omron HJ-112 Premium Pedometer
Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer
Omron Pedometers
Oregon Scientific MP121 Waterproof MP3 Player and Pedometer
Oregon Scientific PE316CA Pedometer
Oregon Scientific Pedometer
Sony Ericsson W710 Walkman Cell Phone with Pedometer
Sony Network Walkman with Pedometer
Sportline Pedometer
Strollometer
Yamax Pedometer

Updated: December 12th, 2009

 

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