Motorola Launches New Fitness Monitor, Powered by Android

MOTOACTVMotorola has released the MOTOACTV, the first fitness device based on the Bluetooth and WiFi- enabled, Android-based WIMM platform.  The MOTOACTV provides:

  • GPS tracking of your running and cycling
  • Tracks your time, distance, speed, calories burned
  • Heart rate monitoring with audible feedback through optional wired or Bluetooth wireless earphones. No chest strap!
  • Stores hours of your music; learns what songs motivate you
  • FM radio for additional music options
  • Tough and scratch-resistant display made of Corning Gorilla® Glass
  • Touchscreen display automatically adjusts to lighting conditions
  • Audio coaching gives updates, keeps you moving
  • Your workout data automatically syncs to training tools at MOTOACTV.com
  • The ability to answer phone calls and receive text messages, when paired with your Motorola Android smartphone.
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 and ANT+ wireless connectivity for your fitness sensors

The 35 gram MOTOACTV unit can be removed from the watch band and attached to an optional arm band or bike mount.  It is priced at $249 for 8 GB and $299 for 16 GB.  It will be released for sale in U.S. on Nov. 6, 2011.

The MOTOACTV has been tested by ultrarunner Dean Karnazes and fitness trainer Bob Harper. Entertainment reporter Mario Lopez will be running the New York City Marathon while wearing the MOTOACTV.

Here’s a video that shows how the MOTOACTV works.

What do you think of the MOTOACTV?  Would you consider buying it?  Tell me in the comments.

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