Tuesday, November 4, 2008

AT&T and Trimble Offer Fitness Training App for GPS-Enabled Mobile Phones

AT&T and Trimble introduce an "AllSport GPS" application that lets users track their exercise activity on select GPS-enabled AT&T wireless phones. AllSport GPS is available on select GPS-enabled AT&T mobile phones for a $5.99 monthly subscription. An unlimited data plan is also strongly recommended.

From the handset, the application monitors time, speed, calories burned and distance traveled during outdoor workouts such as running, walking, biking and snowboarding. Users can store workouts to monitor progress, view weekly activity logs, map their favorite routes and share activities with friends.

Through the Trimble Outdoors Web site, subscribers can also:

  • Browse an online library of professional and user-generated trips.

  • Upload and recommend routes and customize trips taken by others.

  • Download maps in topographic, street and aerial views to their wireless phone.

  • Send guided workouts to their phones and "race" against the person who originally uploaded the workout.

"This is a terrific example of how third-party applications are helping our customers get the most from their mobile phones," said Mark Collins, vice president of Consumer Voice and Data Services, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets.http://www.att.com

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