A Fun Health Product: the Nokia Go

Updated on December 3, 2017
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Demas is the father of five and "Grampa" for 17 along with freelancing, editing, and publishing such books as his "Haiku American Style."

What Got Me Going?

My local supermarket has a fitness machine that measures my blood pressure, weight, pulse, Body Mass Index, hydration, and body fat. It also tells me that I am overweight and "at risk."

It doesn't get me off my duff and moving.

Taking one of its weekly challenges, I won a device that does: the Nokia Go.

This black fitness wristband stares back at me waiting to record my day's walking steps, the hours of sleep I get, and my pulse as often as I want to register it. Then it congratulates me on the days I meet my daily walking goal of 8,000 steps (3.5 miles.)

I set my own adjustable goal, and you can too, but having it as a goal and working to visibly record my progress was just the little extra I needed to set the goal and work to achieve it.

The Nokia Go

A "flick of the wrist" and my daily progress is staring me in the face. It's impossible to ignore.
A "flick of the wrist" and my daily progress is staring me in the face. It's impossible to ignore. | Source
Approaching another day of walking 3.5 miles (8,000 steps) and more.
Approaching another day of walking 3.5 miles (8,000 steps) and more. | Source
Goal achieved and still counting.  3 for 3 with more ahead.
Goal achieved and still counting. 3 for 3 with more ahead. | Source

Where Do I Find It and What Does It Cost?

I won mine as a prize. If I had bought one it would have cost me $49.95 (US) retail. Just go to Nokia/Products in your search engine, look for their Nokia Go, and the rest is a few data entries and clicks.

While you are there, you will find a whole variety of their HealthMate products of equal interest that I myself may explore soon, but the Nokia Go has me started on a sure path to even better health.

I want to re-lose 12 pounds, and I know how to do it, having done it before. It was just too easy to get out of the habit of daily exercise, limiting empty sugar calories, and reducing stress while keeping hydrated and properly nourished.

It's not quite like tying a string around my finger, but it's a whole lot more comfortable and effective.

I can no longer say, "I never won anything." While it may not be lifetime dollars from a publisher's clearing house or a state lottery, a longer, healthier life is definitely worth its weight in gold.

© 2017 Demas W Jasper

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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      10 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      A second photo has been added to show how the walking accumulates in the display on the Nokia Go.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      11 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Linda Crampton, You are right that it is hard to argue with healthy longevity. Obtaining or fulfilling it takes effort and anything that motivates doing so is a good thing in my opinion. Live long, be healthy and happy.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      11 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Eric Dierker, You are a man of faith, could it be that our prizes came where and when they could do us the most good?

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      Linda Crampton 

      11 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like a very worthy prize. I know a little about the Fitbit, but I haven't heard about the Nokia Go before. I certainly agree with your last sentence. A longer and healthier life is a valuable reward for exercising.

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I use Fitbit. Same concept. And all the good parts are basically the same. My two daughters and I added the boost of monitoring each other. Great article.

      And it is funny but my wife won mine as a prize too.

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