Motorola brings a huge update to the MotoACTV and releasing an application for handsets

If you own a Motorola MotoACTV and have been wishing that you could pair it to your phone to receive notifications and more, your time has come. Motorola is releasing a large update for the MotoACTV in addition to releasing an application for devices running 2.1 and above. The update and application are due to hit at some point today, and will bring tons of features including 

  • Plan workouts on your phone, launch them from your MOTOACTV and see your workout data back on your phone
  • Track progress of your personal fitness goals on your phone
  • Use your Android smartphone to set up Wi-Fi networks for your MOTOACTV

And you still get the same great Bluetooth® enabled functionality between your MOTOACTV and Android smartphone such as:

  • Receive notifications of incoming calls and answer calls
  • Redial calls from the MOTOACTV notifications list
  • Receive text messages
  • Receive reminders about events from your Android smartphone calendar
  • Sync fitness data from your MOTOACTV to

Be sure to check out the update, and hit the break for download links for the MotoACTV application.

Source: Motorola (opens in new tab); Thanks, Chris!

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
  • This thing got an initial bad wrap. A friend of mine has one and raved about how awesome it was since all the updates. I decided to give one a shot. I am continually impressed by it and the battery is on par with most other fitness GPS watches. Also, check out Amazon if you are interested. You get a free wrist strap included for $199.
  • Can you post a link to the $199 w/wrist strap? I've only seen ~$190 w/o strap. Thanks!
  • I agree (got a difficult start). I can't wait to get one.
  • If you get an accessories discount from verizon you can use that towards the motoactv
  • App version 2.0 is now live for all devices! Go get'er!
  • Thanks for the heads up on the deal. I just ordered an 8 gig. the strap is out of stock but you still get the deal.
  • Thanks for the link; however, the site says that this is only valid until Mar. 31, 2012 - :(
  • Also If you have the 16gb version there is software update that includes the golf tracking effectivly making it the golf addiition
  • I just bought an 8GB off ebay for $178 (shipping included)-- reported as NIB. I guess I'll find out. I had a $40 GC to Best Buy, so I'll use that to buy the wrist strap. Looking forward to it. Any reason the 8GB won't have the S/W update? Not enough storage for the golf course maps? Or, just trying to differentiate?