Motorola Motoactv is for outdoorsy people

MOTOACTV Wristband Motorola Motoactv is for outdoorsy peopleNo wonder Motorola is releasing one Android device after another, being acquired by Google and all. What is a bit more bewildering is the rather uncanny resemblance of the new Motoactv to the current generation iPod nano.

The Motoactv’s feature set however distinguishes itself quite a bit from Apple’s oversized Mickey Mouse wrist watch. Besides being a music player with Bluetooth 4.0 support (running headphone wires up your sleeve sure would be awkward) and 1-inch touch screen, it features GPS, a heart rate monitor, and lots of fancy software to track your workout progress. The results can also be uploaded to Motorola’s Motoactv website for analysis. The device also works with other ANT+ aware heart rate sensors, sports an FM radio, and comes in sizes of 8 or 16GB ($249 and $299, respectively). Battery life is said to be between 5 and 10 hours with all features in use. The wrist band can be removed; an arm band is also available.

[Press release via CNET] Thanks to Marvin for the tip.


epithetless on October 19, 2011 10:49 PM

Hm, at first blush, I’m liking the sound of this. Although I agree about the uncanny resemblance to the iPod Nano…Risky move, given Apple’s itchy litigation finger in this arena…

Mikerman on October 20, 2011 6:12 PM

Very nice. But for that hefty price, it should have 32GB internal memory and a microSD slot.

Mikerman on October 20, 2011 6:49 PM

Having looked into it some more, the wristband or armband (as well as bike mount) and wireless or wired heartrate monitor earbuds are extra. (It does come with a clip and wired (heartrate monitor-less) earbuds, though.) When all is said and done, $400-$500 for a “deluxe” package. Would make a nice package, though, especially as a gift recipient. ;^)

nirush on October 20, 2011 8:16 PM

that’s really expensive! even the iPod nano + iWatch combination is cheaper than this.

tds101 on October 21, 2011 1:38 AM

I like it, but it’s too damn expensive,…and the battery life sux!!!

MarvintheMartian on October 21, 2011 2:18 AM

I want one that runs on AA batteries with two card slots.

Martin Sägmüller on October 21, 2011 9:14 AM

JK98, is that you? :D

epithetless on October 21, 2011 10:58 PM

@Marvin: Hahaha! :D

Mate on October 31, 2011 2:50 AM

Starting at $250! I can buy an iPod Classic for that. This thing better be THAT good.

valter on November 14, 2011 6:35 PM

Guys, this is not a simple iPod, but a GPS watch (like the Garmin Forerunner series) with a radio/iPod and the possibility to connect to a phone to receive calls for people that goes out running.
GPS watch + iPod is more expensive that this.

Martin Sägmüller on December 28, 2011 12:53 AM

Of course it already has been rooted, a custom image is available:

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