Motorola to fit fitness freaks with work-out watch
Break sweat with a strap-on
While the company was busy unveiling its latest Razr handset, Motorola also slipped out a new health and fitness gadget, the Moto Actv.
The touchscreen-equipped, iPod Nano-esque device is essentially a multimedia watch with extensive fitness analysis tools.
This sweat-proof, scratch-resistant jogging-buddy attaches to a wristband and tracks a user's activity, whether that's running, cycling or plain old sofa surfing. According to the company, it's like having a personal trainer by your side at all times.
Saints preserve us...
As well as tracking heart-rates and calculating calories, the Actv doubles up as a music player and will apparently learn the songs that inspires a good work out. There's also an FM radio and GPS functionality.
Fitness advice and results are sent to a Bluetooth headset, which can be used as well when the Actv connects to Moto smartphones, receiving calls and text messages, without having to take the phone out of a pocket.
The Motorola ActV comes in both 8GB and 16GB versions and will compete directly with similar systems such as the Nike+ sports watch. It touches down this December in the UK first, which is probably just as well considering we're such a nation of lardy lager louts.
Exact pricing has yet to be announced. ®
Other fitness equipment exists
If El-Reg is going to republish Moto press releases, what about the same from Garmin, Polar, Suunto etc?
Maybe even some reviews - it'd be interesting to see if El-Reg reporters are not lardy larger couch surfers :)