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conclusion:We like it

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Motorola's MOTOACTV may be the most versatile wearable fitness device on the market today — though that doesn't mean it's the best for everyone. The MOTOACTV can track just about any kind of workout, includes a media player, and it's rugged enough to handle sports like mountain-biking. It can also be upgraded with new functionality simply by downloading new apps. The downside? It's heavy, and its web site has some bugs and isn't user-friendly as those of competitors. If all you need to do is track steps, calories burned, and other basic workout stats, you may find a less expensive option like the gdgt Must-have Fitbit Ultra to be more appropriate. But if you want a full-featured, upgradeable, wearable (albeit heavy), fitness tracker, MOTOACTV gets the job done.

Critic reviews

7.8
11 reviews
  • Durability
    7.6
  • Portability
    8.4
  • Ease of use
    7.8
  • Design and form factor
    7.8

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User reviews

7.9
10 reviews
8.0
Wired Feb 20, 2012

A very smart looking device with an innovative system for attaching it to your wrist, arm, belt or bike handlebars. The interface is slick, it's easy to use ... There are other devices that will do a similar job, but not many that do it with such ease and panache.

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8.0
GigaOM Apr 12, 2012

Even better, I’m tracking health-related measurements when I’m not running. These functions, combined with the fact that I can wear this device anywhere, make it worth every penny of my purchase price so far.

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7.0
CNET Mar 16, 2012

Motorola's incredibly capable MotoActv fitness device can tackle just about any fitness task ... Yet, if you're looking for a simple tool to measure daily activity and provide holistic advice on how to shed some pounds, this training tool isn't for you.

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7.0
PC Mag Mar 18, 2012

Motorola's MotoActv cleverly correlates and displays data from your workouts, such as the map of your route and your pace during each song on your playlist. Among hybrid music player-fitness tracking devices, though, it's on the pricier side.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jan 20, 2012

It is sophisticated, it looks good and it's easy to use. It does just about everything you could ask of it, as well as being compatible with a range of other sensors and devices to make it a sophisticated sports system.

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8.0
SlashGear Nov 6, 2011

This device will be found helpful, or interesting at least, to both exercise enthusiasts and those who want to casually watch how many calories they’re potentially burning throughout their regular day.

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8.0
T3 Jan 26, 2012

Slightly on the expensive side with a £250 price tag the MOTOACTV is a perfect tool for the exercise enthusiast with its watch, performance tracker and MP3 abilities helping justify the cost supplying three great bits of kit in one.

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7.0
phoneArena Dec 1, 2011

It’s the dream companion device for any fitness buff ... the MOTOACTV isn’t for everyone, even more when it’s priced up there at $249 for the 8GB version – and that’s what ultimately will hold most people back from picking it up.

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10
About May 1, 2012

The MotoACTV is one device that can actually inspire a golfer to do more than walk the course. I know it did for me.

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8.0
Fit Technica Jan 28, 2012

And this is only the first version of the MOTOACTV. If it weren’t for the dodgy battery life I’d be recommending the Motorola MOTOACTV hands down. The likes of Garmin and Polar need to pay close attention to what Motorola has in store.

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6.0
frankspin frankspin

After reading some reviews and seeing the score for the Motoactv I had really high hopes for the device. While I would say I wasn't entirely disappointed there was some things that left me uneasy after using it for the last 10 days. I'll start with the good and then move into the bad. The Good...

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9.0
headtowall headtowall

I've been using this since March or April. I used it for the second half of training for my second marathon and a bunch of other races. But, since the marathon training are pretty long and can incorporate a lot of different weather, I thought my experience would relevant and helpful to someone...

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8.0
j4s0n j4s0n

"Fitness Tracker / Music Player" meh. It's also, unofficially, the most powerful "smart watch" out there now. All the fitness functionality is cool, I guess. But I just use it as a super geeky, Android powered, computer watch. I think they are missing out on a whole other market. Maybe they could...

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9.0
chrisapplegate chrisapplegate

A fantastic GPS watch with a lot of features unique to this category of fitness watches. I had wanted a music player/watch-in-one for quite a while and was very disappointed with the accuracy of the Nike+ system and all the bike/run GPS apps on my iPhone. I was excited when Motorola announced...

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1.0
harrow harrow

So I have bought two of these, one for my wife and the other for myself. Both after about 6 months of use had consistent difficulty finding a GPS signal and would randomly switch what sport it was tracking mid run. This lead to useless data on the run and a lot of frustration. In addition adding...

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9.0
knct knct

I am a Motorola fan and Android user, but with alot of experience on Apple products as well. I was looking for a way to keep better tabs on my workouts including pace and heart rate as well as the GPS data for outdoor activities. I am overall very satisfied with the following: Pairing with...

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10
carfran carfran

It's the most amazing smartwatch ever. Even before all the new smart gadgets appeared. It would be great if they could release a 2.0 motoactv. I definitely buy it.

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