If you follow me on Twitter or know me personally, you know that I’m a big user of Fitbit and MyFitnessPal. In 2009 I weighed in at just under 300lbs while today I’m a healthy 195lbs and I credit my Fitbit (One and now a Flex) as well as MyFitnessPal as part of my success in losing the weight and keeping it off. That said, there are some out there who do not necessarily want to have a wearable device to track their activities let alone have another app they have to go to so they can log their food and caloric intake.
With the introduction of the Lumia 1520, Nokia introduced SensorCore, a sensor and software application built into certain Lumia devices that will allow you to track activities such as walking and running. Couple that with the free MSN Health & Fitness app for Windows Phone, you now have a way to keep track of your steps, runs, diet, and calories burned all in one app and you don’t have to wear any other devices other than your Lumia in your pocket – which is where it always is anyway, right? Setting up your Lumia to use SensorCore is easy and it automatically configures MSN Health & Fitness so you can get to tracking things straight away.
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At the Microsoft Store or on Amazon while supplies last you can pick up a great deal on the Lumia 830 Windows Phone on AT&T. If you sign up for a new 2-year contract or are an existing customer and want to upgrade, you can get the Lumia 830 plus a Fitbit Flex all for free. Keep in mind that just last week this was $99 and the Fitbit Flex (which has been free with the 830 since November of last year) is an additional $90 value. Basically you walk out of the online store with a great phone that at one point was $199 on contract for free. For those of you who don’t want to get a new contract and would rather buy the device outright, you can do that too at the new low price of $399 which is $50 off the regular price. Oh, and you still get the Fitbit Flex.
Lumia 830 with Fitbit Flex – Free (2-year contract) – Microsoft Store
Lumia 830 with Fitbit Flex – $399 (Save $50 – No Contract) – Microsoft Store
Lumia 830 with Fitbit Flex – Free (2-Year Contract) – Amazon
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Here is another great deal running currently on Amazon. Right now you can get the Lumia 830 International Unlocked version for only $369.99. That’s a full $130 less than what you can buy it from AT&T or Microsoft direct on their sites. The “Affordable Flagship” has done reasonably well here in the US market and at this price it certainly is one to consider.
The International Unlocked version means that it will work here in the US with no problem but you will not be able to use LTE connectivity. You will only have HSDPA+ which is really fast 3G. Personally, this is what I have on my Lumia 1320 as it is also an international unlock version that I acquired while in Europe. Unless you just really, really need LTE, HSDPA+ will meet the needs of most users.
Lumia 830 International Unlocked – $369.99 – Amazon
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For the first time you can now get a Lumia 830 unlocked from the Microsoft Store for only $499. The “Affordable Flagship” phone has to this point only been available either on or off contract from AT&T but today it because truly unlocked for anyone user on any network. The $499 price is only $50 more than what you can get it off-contract from AT&T at the Microsoft store.
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The AT&T Windows Phone options for customers and those looking to move to the carrier will take a nice step forward this week. Yesterday the carrier announced that the Microsoft Lumia 830 and HTC One M8 Windows Phone will both be making their debut on the their network on Friday, November 7th. Customers will have the choice of no less than four Windows Phone devices with AT&T, with the Lumia 635 and Lumia 1520 to the lineup. Continue reading “AT&T Windows Phone Options Doubles This Week”
Microsoft today announced the availability of its affordable flagship Lumia 830 in the UK, priced from only £24.99 pm.
Features include premium design, PureView imaging for superior picture quality and integrated Microsoft services that work straight out of the box. The affordable Lumia 830 makes high-end innovation available to more people than ever before.
With the ease of use and elegant interface of Windows Phone 8.1, and packing the very best Lumia innovations including Cortana, Wireless Charging, Optical Image Stabilisation and SensorCore into an ultra-sleek package, the Lumia 830 delivers:
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Yesterday, despite massive live streaming issues, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, the latest generation of their phones. For the sake of full disclosure, I do own AlliOSNews, a site dedicated to iOS, much like this site is to Windows Phone. But in all honesty, I was absolutely underwhelmed by what I saw yesterday from Apple. If you go purely from a specifications perspective, the new Lumia 830 is on par and in many ways beats the new iPhone 6. Then there is the cost factor. It’s a bit eye watering when you come right down to it.
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The team over at WPCentral are covering the CTIA event in Las Vegas in the United States this week. Yesterday Microsoft’s Stephen Elop stated that the recently announced Lumia 830 will be in the United States on AT&T by this holiday season. This is great news and certainly news that will make Windows Phone fans in the US happy. The Lumia 830 has all the makings of being successful and getting into a market as big as the US – where Windows Phone ironically is struggling the most – could very much dictate the success of the phone.
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