No 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.