Now that the N79 Active is shipping can I please just buy the heart rate monitor?

The N79 Active is a special bundle of the N79 that comes with a Polar Heart Rate Monitor, Arm Band and Nokia SportsTracker 2.05 which can track your workout data.

I’ve been running for the past few weeks and am quite happy using the 5800xm as my SportsTracker mobile.  The version of SportsTracker I am currently running (1.83) has the pairing for the heart rate monitor built in (2.x does not btw) and I am ready to rock.  I’ve searched and searched but the Polar Heart Rate Monitor is not something you can buy separately …

Polar apparently only sells this as a B2B SKU so it’s direct to Nokia or nothing.  I can’t find a Bluetooth Polar monitor anywhere and Nokia has yet to list it as an available accessory for any other devices.

Why is it so hard to give companies your money?

6 comments for “Now that the N79 Active is shipping can I please just buy the heart rate monitor?

  1. 4/15/2009 at 8:30 am

    I've confirmed with both Nokia and Polar that there currently aren't any plans to sell the unit separately, which is silly.

    I've had countless readers comment (after my review of the unit) that they would totally shell out $200+ for an Active Pack that included the Bluetooth chest strap, an armband for their phone, and some nice headphones, but Nokia doesn't seem to be interested in that. Complete silliness.

  2. abhishta
    4/15/2009 at 9:06 am

    Companies are responsible entities that want you to spend your money wisely in this recession</sarcasm>
    It sucks that they aren't selling the heart rate monitor separately.

  3. 4/15/2009 at 9:08 am

    that is totally ridiculous. With Nike+ I can buy the sneaker, the widget, and then an ipod or the bracelet. It's your choice …

  4. 4/15/2009 at 12:30 pm

    I've confirmed with both Nokia and Polar that there currently aren't any plans to sell the unit separately, which is silly.

    I've had countless readers comment (after my review of the unit) that they would totally shell out $200+ for an Active Pack that included the Bluetooth chest strap, an armband for their phone, and some nice headphones, but Nokia doesn't seem to be interested in that. Complete silliness.

  5. abhishta
    4/15/2009 at 1:06 pm

    Companies are responsible entities that want you to spend your money wisely in this recession</sarcasm>
    It sucks that they aren't selling the heart rate monitor separately.

  6. 4/15/2009 at 1:08 pm

    that is totally ridiculous. With Nike+ I can buy the sneaker, the widget, and then an ipod or the bracelet. It's your choice …

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