Following all the hoo-ha surrounding Samsung's miCoach and the Nike+ system, Nokia's decided to take its GPS phones on a UK tour to promote its very own personal torturer, Sports Tracker.The software works in its Series 60 smartphones via GPS, so you'll need one with either built-in sat-nav or a Bluetooth add-on. Once you've downloaded the software it then logs stats like your distance, speed or pace, which can be uploaded to your personal training programme (sportstracker.nokia.com). Like Samsung's miCoach, you can also measure how many calories you've burned via an optional heart-rate monitor.The benefit of GPS is that you can then upload your run to Google Earth, like the one hosted on the Sport Tracker site, and add geo-tagged photos that you've taken on the road. To get you inspired Nokia recently sponsored James Cracknell's 'Cross Continent Challenge', which saw him row, cycle and swim from Dover to Morocco with just an N82 in his pocket for navigation.That's a little bit beyond Stuff's endurance, so the Finns are organising other events around the UK, including Bike Week (14th-22ndJune), the Royal Windsor Triathlon (15th-16th June) and the Royal Parks London Half Marathon on 12th October. Should you be running the London Marathon, Nokia will also be there to wave smartphones in your face and remind you that you've only run four miles (and show off its navigation tech, of course)For more info on Sport Tracker out the official site.
Nokia's Sports Tracker hits the road
Following all the hoo-ha surrounding Samsung's miCoach and the Nike+ system, Nokia's decided to take its GPS phones on a UK tour to promote its