Get Smart: Making healthy habits with the Nokia 7.1

Is there such a thing as digital wellbeing? On her quest for balance, Klara Heron tried out the new Nokia 7.1 smartphone with its clever technology to see if she could forge healthier habits

Brought to you by Nokia. As seen in the March 2019 issue of Irish Country Magazine.

Confession: I’m addicted to my smartphone. At work, in bed and for the five minutes before my yoga class starts, I’m hooked to the small rectangular device that houses my entire life. Work emails, family updates, cherished photos, accounts, daily meetings and more mean my dependency on my smartphone is extreme. But, with such a busy day-to-day life, I could never go cold turkey. That’s why when I heard that Nokia had launched a new phone that has a focus on digital wellbeing, as well as having the latest Android software and high tech functions, I was keen to try it out.

Digital wellbeing

The Nokia 7.1 features the latest Android One innovations, including the Wellbeing Dashboard and the Wind Down function, which help you to better understand and control your tech usage, allowing you to create healthy habits.

On the Wellbeing Dashboard, for example, you can get a daily view of the time spent on your phone, how frequently you use different apps, and how many notifications you get. If you’re not happy with the results you can set limits on how much time you spend in an app each day and schedule functions that help you to curb those addictive habits.

Good to know

Good quality sleep is essential to my life, so the Wind Down Mode feature is a function I really enjoyed. When it gets dark, the Nokia 7.1 turns on Night Light and eventually switches to Do Not Disturb, fading the screen to grayscale to help both your eyes and mind to wind down.

The App Timer is another handy Android One innovation, which reduces the use of certain apps that may be taking up too much of your valuable time (hello, scrolling through Instagram last thing at night).

Only getting started

And what’s more, thanks to the Android One monthly security updates and the latest software releases, your Nokia 7.1 stays at the cutting-edge of technology and style, and the dual rear cameras and front camera capture moments with sharp precision and clarity.

Nostalgic note

I doubt there’s a household in Ireland that doesn’t have one of the original Nokia models, along with fond memories of playing snake and its famous battery life, so it’s good to know that the feature-rich Nokia 7.1 also has an adaptive battery feature which limits battery usage.

The Nokia 7.1 comes in Gloss Midnight Blue and is available from Three Ireland, Dixons Carphone, Harvey Norman and Power City now from €289.

To find out more, and to be in with a chance of winning a Nokia 7.1 smartphone, visit the website Closing date for entries: March 17, 2019.

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