Just last week at CTIA Ted Ladd from WiMM was telling us that he was under the impression that the Motorola Actv was just a prototype, abandoned by the Libertyville, Illinois based manufacturer. Well that prototype just turned into reality this morning in New York City where our own Cameron Wright was briefed on the new technology.
The MOTOACTV is a 46mm square device that weighs in at just 35 grams. You where it on your wrist and it’s powered by Android. The MOTOACTV features a 1.6 inch capacitive display and a 600 mhz processor.
More after the break
The MOTOACTV keeps track of all your fitness workouts from running, joogging, elipticas, cardio’s and more while streaming your audio from the MOTOACTV to a custom wireless headset. According to Motorola the headset sounds great and the focus was fitness and music. You should be able to add around 4,000 songs to the device.
“We brought the features you love in your smartphone to the fitness world with a groundbreaking addition, MOTOACTV,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and chief executive officer, Motorola Mobility. “Workout smarter without using multiple devices or even wires, with the first multi-activity music and fitness tracking device with the brains to push you beyond your limits.”
The MOTOACTV has these features:
- Ongoing tracking of fitness performance stats, including pace, distance, calories burned, and map of route covered, with automatic wireless syncing of workout data to MOTOACTV.com
- 8GB or 16GB of storage for endless playlists
- Sports a 1.6″ full-color touch-screen display that is sweat-proof, rain-resistant and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass that auto-adjusts for indoor or outdoor lighting
- Option to sync with the latest Android-powered smartphone to receive incoming calls and texts
- FM radio capabilities for more song variety
- Up to five hours of battery life for outdoor workouts, 10 hours indoors, and nearly two weeks on standby
- Supports both Bluetooth® 4.0 and ANT+ wireless connectivity for your existing fitness sensors and your future ones
- Size: 46mm x 46mm x 9.6 mm
- Weight: 35 g
Ready to take the dive? The MOTOACTV will be available in time to make a great stocking stuffer for that Android loving fitness buff in your life but it’s not going to be cheap. The 8gb version will set you back $249 while the 16gb version will cost you $299. The wireless headsets are sold separately and set you back $99 for the SF500 headset and $149 for the SF700