Motorola entered the smart fitness watch market, by launching a new MotoACTV, a square 46mm gadget that uses GPS, a 600 MHz processor running Google Android, an accelerometer and a Bluetooth 4.0 connection for tracking time, distance, speed, steps and calories burned during an exercise. This interesting multi-functional device is designed for active persons who want to make fitness activities more productive and to improve their health conditions.
This new Motorola’s smart watch is available with a strap for wearing on a wrist, but depending on a type of activity, it can also be attached to a bike, to an arm or to a shirt. Paired with a special sports Bluetooth headset, that can measure the wearer’s heart rate, the MotoACTV gets an extra function and becomes a message and call notification device.
Another great feature that comes with The MotoACTV smart watch is a “personal fitness DJ”. This means that this smart gadget recognizes songs you work hardest to and makes your play list depending on effects they have on you. I must say that this is a pretty cool way to take advantage of your favorite band.
As we expect from this kind of hi-tech devices, the MotoACTV provides a level of interactivity. Synced with MotoACTV.com via Wi-Fi, you can track, share and analyze your performances with friends and even get tips and training instructions from experts.
The latest Motorola’s device has a modern design, even futuristic, and although it may look robust on a smaller wrist, it is perfectly normal as long as you use it for sport activities (walking, jogging, climbing, biking…). Visually speaking, the highlight of this smart watch is a full-color touch screen display, made of Corning Gorilla Glass, which is extremely easy to use, either split into four small screens for tracking several performances at the same time, or for showing just one function on the full screen.
Its square case is 9.6 mm thick and features one button for starting music and one for fitness actions, as well as volume buttons, a jack for a wired head set and a power button. When it is fully charged, it works five hours outdoors with the GPS on or 10 hours indoors without GPS. Besides, MotoACTV can run on standby as a watch for three days. This great sport gadget with 8 GB memory costs $249 (16 GB version goes for $299).