Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

We received several inquiries from Nokia 5800 users who have been unable to get a GPS signal. The 5800 not being one of the devices officially supported by SportyPal, we replied that we don’t know if and when we’ll have a Nokia 5800-compatible version ready, and that we’d notify them if we did.

However, Matt, one of the users that tried using the Java version of SportyPal with his 5800, didn’t give up when we told him that it probably wouldn’t work, and managed to get it working. We checked the workout that he uploaded, and sure enough, he uploaded from a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, and we also found another user that had been using SportyPal with the same device.

Here’s what Matt had to say when we asked him how he succeeded in getting a signal:

I just ran the phone GPS positioning tool first, cancelled that, turned phone off/on and tried Sportypal again and it connected no problems.

And here’s what David, another Nokia 5800 user, says:

I found that I needed to use the setting ‘Assisted GPS’ rather than ‘Integrated GPS’ in the Nokia 5800 settings.

So, there you have it. SportyPal apparently works on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, and we didn’t even know it. The screen resolution is a bit off, making some parts unreadable and strange-looking, but you can record and upload workouts.

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4 Comments on “Nokia 5800 XpressMusic”

  1. sleek Says:

    By using A-GPS, does that means that the mobile will need GPRS connection throughout the run? That means data charges will apply right?

    • SportyPal Says:

      We haven’t tested the 5800 GPS capabilities, so we can’t know that for sure. It’s quite possible that the A-GPS app would only have to connect once every week or so, which isn’t too bad, data-wise.

      We’ll post more once we know more.

  2. Nontrax Says:

    so what? Nokia 5800 needs GPRS throughout the run?

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