Oct 18 AT 12:07 PM Edgar Cervantes 13 Comments

Motorola MotoActv: a personal trainer for $250-$300


This watch has been seen before; we know it as the Tracy XL. Motorola just announced this device right before unveiling the Motorola Droid RAZR, and it doesn’t look bad.

This Android smartwatch weighs 35 grams and sports a 600 MHz processor. It includes a bluetooth headset, which will not only allow you to listen to your tunes while working out, but will give you a voice feed of your workout progress. And with access to FM radio and plenty of storage (8 GB / 16 GB), this watch lets you control your music seamlessly.

Motorola’s new exercise accessory is also rugged and sweat-proof and features the amazingly resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. It tracks your heart-rate and calories burned, and the built-in GPS will track your speed and location. Built-in WiFi aids in automatically updating your workout info straight to your computer. Not bad, right?

This may seem very similar to Sony Ericsson’s LiveView watch, but the MotoActv is much more independent. The LiveView is meant to be attached to your device, or else it won’t even give you the time. The MotoActv is much more similar to theĀ i’m Watch, which works more as a separate accessory. The difference is that the MotoActv is clearly much more fitness-oriented.

Those looking to workout with this exercise buddy will have to pull some Benjamins out of the wallet, though. The 8 GB version will run $250, and the 16 GB will cost $300. Not very cheap for an accessory, but we’ll see if it’s worth the price. Would you guys pay $250-$300 for a device like the MotoActv?

Via: This Is My Next

Source: Motorola

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  • Profete162

    It depends.. Does Motorola provide an SDK to develop cool stuff on it?

    • PacoBell

      I’d love to see something like OpenWatch for the MotoActv.

  • Slith

    $250-$300 seems damn high, but I know plenty of people at the gym who will go for it.

  • psipher

    Looking forward to getting one of these…no more wearing my Droid X on my arm when running.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      You actually wear your device in your arm? I could definitely see this being a good investment for you, then.

  • http://www.openintro.com OpenIntro

    If the GPS is as accurate as a Garmin, the price is very comparable AND this has a LOT more features (music/apps/etc). This could be very successful.

  • PacoBell

    Aww…the HRM earbuds aren’t included. More $$$…

    • http://www.openintro.com OpenIntro

      “it includes a bluetooth headset”

      Is that not referring to earbuds? Is it really just a one ear headset? If that’s the case, that’s ridiculous.

  • http://www.openintro.com OpenIntro

    How many people are going to be hitting this website? ha.


  • mmitchum

    Man, hell naw!

  • Gr8Ray

    Why the hell did they make it so blocky? Seriously MOTO, try smoothing/rounding some edges for a change. Especially on a device that people will be wearing.

  • Steven

    I think i’ll wait for the Jawbone Up, its better looking and it’s more of a complete package (eat, sleep, & exercise)… minus the music of course. but I got a phone for that.

  • thechad

    cool want one