Motorola unveils ACTV fitness system
Motorola has unveiled the previously rumoured ACTV, a mini touchscreen MP3 player for fitness fanatics.
Moto claims that the ACTV's like having a “personal trainer and DJ at your side.” The ACTV will happily wrap itself around your wrist, arms or handlebars while simultaneously pumping out your personal/FM radio tunes, measuring distances and counting calories. The player also learns which songs motivate you more and includes them in a personal high-performance playlist – think Popeye’s spinach, for your ears.
Built in GPS lets you track your routes and other recorded information at motoactv.com or on a free mobile Android app for on-the-go stat gorging. Calls can be taken without breaking a stride thanks to Bluetooth headset compatibility. Moto’s own wireless SF700 and wired SF500 headphones both include built-in heart-rate monitors – handy for keeping an eye on your ticker.
Available in 8GB and 16GB models (priced at US$250 and US$300 respectively), the ACTV will hit stores in the US on November 6th. As always, we’ll bring you UK pricing and release details as and when we get them.
UPDATE: The Motorola ACTV will be available in the UK before Christmas – ahead of the rest of Europe who'll have to wait until 2012.