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Motorola MOTOACTV hands-on

0. phoneArena 18 Oct 2011, 19:09 posted on

Holding onto the MOTOACTV, it’s surprisingly one compact device when it’s not used with the accompanying wrist strap. In fact, it’s one solid feeling device that’s lightweight and packs a tiny 1.6” capacitive touchscreen to help you navigate through its menus...

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posted on 18 Oct 2011, 19:32 1

1. ecml490 (unregistered)


Somewhat nice features but I think it's overpriced...

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 21:04 1

7. cheetah2k (Posts: 772; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Overpriced like the Xoom was on release....

Such a shame. Motorola should change their marketing model to selling in volume.. eg. selling lots of low priced gear, rather than their current model that sees them selling not alot of very expensive gear..

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 04:08

12. takermania (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


No dude,
It is not overpriced...
It challenges the Music clarity with ipod.
Standard android GPS facility
You no need to go for ROLEX,RADO watches and plus it is ultra light weight + Waterproof..
For understanding this device features and functions , minimum u need 30 days of live usage,
I have read many articles about this product, It got good appreciation and scares the competitive Companies ...

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 04:08

13. takermania (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


No dude,
It is not overpriced...
It challenges the Music clarity with ipod.
Standard android GPS facility
You no need to go for ROLEX,RADO watches and plus it is ultra light weight + Waterproof..
For understanding this device features and functions , minimum u need 30 days of live usage,
I have read many articles about this product, It got good appreciation and scares the competitive Companies ...

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 19:34 1

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I'm starting to see lots of watch-like devices in production or ideas...

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 19:54 2

3. mooney73 (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


As a fan of fitness, technology, and watches, I can assure you I have little interest at this price point. If the device made phone calls on its own, this bluetooth-enabled mp3 player *might* be worth the price of a subsidized top-tier smartphone. We all how great capacitive touch screens are when used in damp, humid, or sweaty situations. Not mention the fragility of the glass; the larger the watch, the more important it is to be ruggedized in active situations. A pedometer? Seriously? How about a GPS? ...that's what one would expect for nearly 300 clams. I suppose this might appeal to those who are image conscious enough to pose and preen in the corner and show off the latest workout accouterments, but it doesn't seem terribly practical or cost-effective as compared to existing solutions.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 20:07 1

4. ecml490 (unregistered)


@Mooney73 You are absolutely right! I never took it in that matter. I'm a fan of fitness and techs as well, so I understand!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 20:10 2

5. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Not really a fan of fitness...tech or otherwise...but mooney really nailed it.

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 20:19 4

6. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


The iPod shuffle (which is crap), is this exact thing and is $49. Why would anyone pay 6x that? What is Moto thinking?

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 23:42 1

8. cq2010 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Does anyone actually read the articles they respond to? This device does have GPS, is nothing like the Ipod shuffle, and it has physical buttons for the workout critical features. It basically has all the features of a $250 Garmin 210 and the $50 iPod shuffle, plus a few other features, and its a single device. I personally would just prefer to use my phone with the same features, but I know a lot of runners that use an iPod shuffle and a Garmin and i can see how a small all in one device would appeal to them.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 15:59

10. mooney73 (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Except the word "GPS" is nowhere in the article... Ctrl-F reveals two instances of "GPS" on this page: my mention, and your mention. Could you provide a quote, or would you rather explain why you criticize other people's reading comprehension instead of addressing the shortcomings of your own?

As you suggest, the article does mention physical buttons to select, forward, and reverse tracks. My $37 mp3 player has those, too... and there's no mention of the buttons handling "critical" features of the device (unless of course the "critical" function of the device is that of an MP3 player), much less those that control functions equivalent to those featured on a Garmin 210.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 15:59

9. mooney73 (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Except the word "GPS" is nowhere in the article... reveals two instances of "GPS" on this page: my mention, and your mention. Could you provide a quote, or would you rather explain why you criticize other people's reading comprehension instead of addressing the shortcomings of your own?

As you suggest, the article does mention physical buttons to select, forward, and reverse tracks. My $37 mp3 player has those, too... and there's no mention of the buttons handling "critical" features of the device (unless of course the "critical" function of the device is that of an MP3 player), much less those that control functions equivalent to those featured on a Garmin 210.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 16:01

11. mooney73 (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


(kindly excuse the duplicate)

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 18:06

14. horvathl (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


As per the actual website...

The Ultimate fusion of music and fitness

Tracks running, walking and cycling; GPS-precision outdoors.
Learns what songs motivate you.
Your workout data is automatically stored online for analysis, goal-setting.

It has a GPS on it!!

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