Monday, November 7, 2011

Sony Ericsson Fitness Experience Pack (Product Review)

Recently, Ashley and I had the opportunity to do a review of Sony Ericsson's XP-111 Fitness Experience Pack. The Fitness Experience Pack is a great way to track your hikes as well as other work outs. It allows you to easily share with your friends and family what routs you have taken. It is technology that allows you to accurately document and share your hikes. For information on purchasing the Fitness Experience Pack click Here. If you are a technology person that loves the outdoors, then this is for you.

About the product from the Manufacture: All Sony Ericsson wireless devices have been developed in coordination with Sony Ericsson mobile phones, but are also compatible with Bluetooth™-equipped handsets from other phone manufacturers. For more information about the compatibility of the Fitness Experience Pack with your phone click Here. Additionally, for specifications about the XP-111 Fitness Experience Pack click Here.

Our Review: Ashley and I really enjoyed the Sony Ericsson's XP-111 Fitness Experience Pack. Once the packaged arrived we opened it and began setting everything up. We started by learning how to use the Xperia X10 Mini Pro Smart Phonephone and then the XP-111 Fitness Experience Pack. Both electronic devises were easy to set up and easy to use. The bottom-line is the instructions to set everything up were pretty straightforward, just make sure you follow them and you should be up and running in no time. 

Note, when downloading the SportyPal Pro App from the android market (This is what is used to track your hikes/workouts), as well as sharing your hikes and workouts via your phone, normal data rates apply. We both assume that people who are using Apps like these have a pretty good data plan. By purchasing the Sony Ericsson XP-111 Fitness Experince Pack you get a 1 year subscription to the SportyPal Pro App. Once the setup was all done we were set to test the product out on one of our hikes. 

We tested the product out on a hike in Riley Wilderness Park, one of our favorite local hiking spots. There is an arm band that the Fitness Experience Pack comes with, which is not bulky and is lightweight. But as a hiker, you can also attach everything to your backpack if you like. The whole product was very cool and it allowed us to track our progress and to analyze the statistics of our hike. Furthermore, you have the option to share your hikes/workouts via Facebook and Twitter with your friends and family. 

One of the coolest things about the XP-111 is that the LiveView display can control your phone and let you know that you have new text messages, emails, and Facebook and Twitter updates. We did not use these functions, but I can see how they can come in handy. This is truly a versatile product and Ashley and I were very happy with the way the Xperia X10 Mini Pro Phone and the XP-111 Fitness Experience Pack worked. The XP-111 is a great tool to be able to document and share your hikes! Good Job Sony Ericsson and we look forward to using it on longer hikes!

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