Motorola’s New Device Fuses Music And Fitness
The MOTOACTV is a sophisticated fitness tracker, smart music player and revolutionary training system all in one.
Motorola’s MOTOACTV device lets you track your fitness and listen to music while out on a run or bike ride. It can be attached as either a watch or an armband, and has a waterproof and scratch resistant 1.6-inch color touchscreen. The built-in AccuSense sensors and GPS record your distance, speed, pace and heart rate so you can monitor your workouts and track your location. The data can be synced automatically to MOTOACTV.com or the free smartphone app, which analyzes the information.
The device’s music player can hold up to 4000 songs and features an FM radio. It also works out which songs produce your best performance and creates energizing playlists based on the results. Alternatively, you can listen to an audio coach who announces updates during your workout. The device also syncs wirelessly to Android smartphones to enable you to receive texts and calls. The MOTOACTV is available to pre-order now ahead of its release in the US on November 6th, at $250 for 8G memory and $300 for 16G. It will go on sale in Europe and Latin America in early 2012. For more information, check out this demo: