MOTOACTV

We're live at Motorola's event in New York, where Sanjay Jha just announced a pretty broad leap into the fitness space with MOTOACTV.

It's a 46mm square Android-powered device that in addition to tracking your fitness regiment with its own website also serves as an MP3 player. The big plus, though, is that it's entirely wireless. Headphones, heart-rate tracker. No wires.

And, yes, it looks like an iPod Nano with buttons.

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Motorola announces the MOTOACTV Android-based fitness tracker/MP3 player

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I assume it comes with the wireless headset with HRM? That would make it a slightly better deal, but still expensive.

Sorry, but you haven't priced gps/heartrate monitoring watches before. To have a BT-enabled music player, in addition to the gps tracking, heartrate monitoring, timing, etc., is NOT overpriced at all. If it's well done, it is actually a very GOOD price. If this unit is as good as it looks, I know what #1 on this runner's Christmas list is. :)

Yes, I just did a search for it as soon as I saw this article. It not only has GPS, but also has a 16GB option for $299. This looks real interesting.

So this could replace my Garmin Watch and my MP3 player. I know you can do all this with a phone, but I would much rather use a small watch that is water proof and leave my phone at home.

Way too expensive....you can do most of this already witha cell phone minus the HRM, but come on....for $250 I'd expect at least 32GB.

This is a no brainer...not gonna happen.

Did you ever run 10 miles with your phone? In the rain? Sorry to sound disagreeable, but this is a reasonably-priced device for those of us who run/bike/swim competitively.

Uh oh a squared design with rounded corners. Looks like Apple might be filing a lawsuit soon!!

Looks pretty neat though might have to take a look at this!

I just went online to Academy Sports, as they are a national retailer that most people have heard of. The CHEAPEST GPS-enabled, heart-rate monitoring watch they have is $199. (Dick's Sporting Goods has one for $229) That includes no bluetooth, no wifi, and no music player!

So it looks like the heart rate monitor is through the bluetooth head set and taken from your ear. No more heart rate chest strap, if this had ant+ it would be incredible. I'll wait for a few reviews, but I'll probably get one.

I love how the couch potatoes here are screaming about how expensive this "MP3" player is when in fact it's more than that. This is not just an MP3 player with bluetooth, do some research on work out equipment and you will see that this is either on par or better priced than other heart rate monitor/mp3/GPS/stop watch/etc.

So where does this place the Fossil Meta Watch now? Does it still have a place next to this watch? Or is it useless at $200 compared to what the MOTOACTV can do at $250.

Since MOTOACTV runs Android I wonder what neat apps developers can cook up.