MILPITAS, Calif. — With 2004 drawing to a close and New Year’s 2005 merely days away, millions of Americans are making resolutions to lose weight, get into shape and lead happier, healthier lives. Today, palmOne, Inc. announced the availability of three new mobile applications based on some of the most well-known weight-management and lifestyle programs on the market — Atkins, Keyoe and Weight Watchers.
Nearly 60 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions around one health theme or another every year. These new applications — which add to the extensive library of more than 100 diet and exercise titles already available for palmOne handhelds and smartphones — are helping individuals achieve their health and fitness goals by leveraging the power, portability and convenience of mobile technology.
Using mobile devices such as palmOne’s popular Zire 31 or Tungsten E handhelds or Treo smartphone, individuals can carry a host of valuable weight-control and fitness tools with them everywhere they go. Adding to these mobile devices’ already powerful capabilities to organize busy lives, communicate with friends, family and business colleagues, and enjoy vibrant games and multimedia, the new Atkins Carb Counter, Keyoe Diet & Exercise Assistant V6.0 and Weight Watchers On-the-Go applications ensure individuals are never out of reach from the tools they need to achieve success with their weight-management and fitness regimen of choice.
“The marriage of palmOne’s devices with mobile versions of popular weight-management and lifestyle software was timed for 2005 resolution revelers,” said Page Murray, vice president of marketing at palmOne. “Handheld computers and smartphones from palmOne have become a cultural icon of people who are winning at work, home and life. Our combined solution helps eliminate excuses for not remembering to exercise or eat healthier, as well as send birthday cards or schedule meetings.”
Today, the following three weight-management applications are now available for palmOne handhelds and smartphones:
- Atkins Carb Counter — Atkins Carb Counter is one of the first Atkins-branded software applications designed to help on-the-go people monitor their daily carb intake by providing information they need to follow a controlled-carbohydrate lifestyle. The Atkins Nutritional Approach(TM) is a scientifically validated nutritional strategy for weight control and better health based upon controlling carbohydrate consumption.
- Keyoe Diet & Exercise Assistant V6.0 — Diet & Exercise Assistant lets users select a standard diet plan: low calorie, low carbohydrate, low fat or customize your own plan. New features include a 10,000 food item database; logbook to track meals and exercise; nutrient tables to compare food consumption to daily goals; color charts and graphs; body fat calculator; daily journal; optional desktop application with handheld synchronization; and much more.
- Weight Watchers On-the-Go — With Weight Watchers On-the-Go, WeightWatchers.com subscribers have access to a robust set of interactive weight-loss tools for their handheld devices to help them stay on track. Weight Watchers On-the-Go is the only mobile weight loss application that synchronizes with an individual’s web-based account via the Internet, so that plan information is kept up-to-date between the handheld and the user’s WeightWatchers.com account — no double entry required.
Users interested in purchasing the latest weight-management applications available for palmOne handhelds and smartphones should visit www.palmOne.com/livehealthy for a complete list of offerings.
About palmOne, Inc.
palmOne, Inc. — the leader in handheld computing and communications solutions — strives to put the power of computing in people’s hands so they can access and share their most important information. The company’s products include Zire and Tungsten handhelds and Treo smartphones, software and accessories.
palmOne products are sold at The palmOne Store (store.palmOne.com) and palmOne Retail Stores, and through select Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator partners throughout the world.
More information about palmOne, Inc. is available at www.palmOne.com.