Motorola just announced a wrist-based wearable computer with a fitness focus, the MotoActv. It’s rugged, sweat-proof, features a capacitive touchscreen, gives you control of your music, and has integrated GPS for monitoring your workouts. It’s a rival to non-other the famous iPod Nano (touch screen) device.
It is also loaded with software that enables people to measure their heart rates and how many calories they’re burning. People can map their workouts, and when they sync the device at home, the workout data is sent straight to a portal that keeps track of all the information gathered. The device is sweat resistant and has a scratch-proof screen. It can fit into a wrist band, so people can wear it like a wristwatch.
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
Pricing and Availability
You can Pre-Order MOTOACTV today at www.motorola.com, Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, REI.com and SportsAuthority.com. Starting on November 6, 2011, MOTOACTV will be available for sale at Best Buy, Eastern Mountain Sports, REI, The Sports Authority and online at Amazon.com, with other retailers following shortly.
MOTOACTV is available for $249 for 8 GB and $299 for 16G. Motorola SF700 and Motorola SF500 sports headphones are sold separately and will be $149 and $99 MSRP respectively.
MOTOACTV will also be available in Latin America and Europe starting in Q1 2012.
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