The Nokia 5500 sports launched in May 2006 comes with a 512 MB memory card for enjoying over 300 songs with a fitness carry strap. The sporty design of this phone is just suitable to enjoy music inbetween a fitness regime or a tough workout. An integrated pedometer allows the users to knoe the distance travelled and also the calories burnt. It has a optionl GPS module which can monitor activities like bicycle tour and so on. The phone reaches out to be a smart phone with a text to speech technology. A 2 megapixel camera is also a added feature. The estimated cost of Nokia 5500 will be around Rs 15,500.
Instant Swap key for quick one key switching between phone, music, and sports modes
Stainless steel body designed to withstand bumps, dust, and water splashes
3D sensor for tapping command to play music or voice feedback in sports tracking
Text to speech * reads out SMS messages and provides voice feedback for sports tracking information
Sports tracking user interface monitors your exercise and displays training data, speed and distance, steps taken, and calories burned
Excellent sound quality with Nokia Sports Headset
NEW for Nokia 5500 Sport Music edition: support for microSD cards up to 1GB (available separately). Nokia 5500 Sport Music edition comes with 512MB microSD card.
Simply type in the address where you want to go and follow the route map on the display; with the accompanying voice instructions, finding your way is easy.
The Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-3W connects to a compatible phone, PC, or PDA using Bluetooth wireless technology, and works with a number of different applications.
Review of Nokia 5500
The Nokia 5500 has a bean shaped body is made up of rubber and steel and is shock, water, and dust resistant. Termed as a smartphone the Nokia 5500 has a flashlight on the top and the loudspeaker below. On the left side are the volume and camera release buttons. There are three phone modes, the music player and the sports mode remain active even when a phone application is on. The interesting feature about the lighting it is white when the classic mode is on, red when the sport mode is active and green when you're listening to music. Since it is a sports phone The Nokia 5500 can pronounce text with a mechanic voice. So even if you are busy with a workout or busy with a meeting the phone can read incoming messages without even holding it in your hands. It helps you in measuring the burnt calories while walking or running.
Worth mentioning is the music player. Headphones and cable remote controls are included in the package. It is said that the phone has 10 hours of music playback time plus the FM radio. The supported music formats are AMR, WMA, MP3, AAC and eAAC. There is a microSD memory card slot. Nokia will add a 64 MB card in the package, as much as the available internal memory of 5500.
The cover of the battery is metal. The navigation button is the biggest comapred to the whole button. On the back side of the camera is the 2 megapixel camera and a 4X digital zoom. The maximum resolution is 1600 x 1200. There is aslo video recording. There is GPRS and EDGE support. There is infrared and bluetooth also. The battery life is a bit dissapointing Battery life, clocks in at 3 hours of talk time and 7 days of standby, which is about par for the course.
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