MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player Review

The MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player is a brilliant accessory for running enthusiasts. It contains a cutting edge GPS and heart rate monitor and can be used to track your calories burned, distance, heart rate, speed and time. This data can then be wirelessly uploaded to the online MOTOACTV website and viewed anytime either online or via your device.

MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player

In addition to the tracking, the MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player includes a smart MP3 player which can store over 100 hours of music and even learn your favorite tunes. It also comes with an audio coach which sets goals for you and then gives you regular audio updates to ensure you stay on track.

The full package includes; the MOTOACTV 8GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player, a pair of Motorola SF200 Sports Headphones, a MOTOACTV clip, a wall charger with a data cable and a quick start guide.

Product Features:

  • Audio coach which sets goals for you to work towards.
  • ANT+ and BLE technology compatible.
  • Fit Song which provides you with one touch access to the song that motivates you the most when you need an extra push.
  • FM radio.
  • Free access to the MOTOACTV training portal which allows you to create long term goals, plan your workouts and analyze your results.
  • Intuitive controls.
  • iTunes and Windows Media Player compatible.
  • MOTOACT app which can be used to deliver calls and texts from your Motorola Android smartphone.
  • Rain resistant.
  •  Scratch resistant.
  • Smart MP3 player which learns the songs that motivate you by measuring your performance against the music.
  • Sweat proof.
  • Touchscreen display which adjusts to sunlight.
  • Wireless data backup from the device to the MOTOACTV online training portal.

Good Points:

1) High Quality Touchscreen:- The MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player features one of the highest quality touchscreens on any fitness tracking device. It’s full color, super responsive to your touch and adjusts to sunlight automatically. If it gets dark, there’s no need to press a light button as the screen lights up perfectly itself. This is really beneficial if you do a lot of exercise as you don’t have to waste any time fiddling with the screen. Instead it adjusts to your surroundings automatically and provides you with quick and easy access whenever you need it.

2) Easy Access To Stats:- Another brilliant feature of the MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player is the ease of access to all the relevant stats. Instead of having to cycle through the screens to find the statistics that you want mid-run, you simply select the screens you would like to see in advance. Once you start running you then set these screens to rotate automatically. This allows you to quickly and easily see the stats without ever touching the screen.

3) Smart MP3 Player:- Music is an extremely powerful motivator, especially when your energy levels are low. Choosing the right playlist is a great way to boost your performance and can really help you have a better run. The MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player takes this concept one step further and actually measures your performance against the music you listen to and then creates a personalized, high performance playlist. This means you’re not just listening to the tunes that you think motivate you the best – you’re listening to the tunes which actually unlock your maximum potential.

4) Compact:- A further key benefit of the MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player is its size. At 3.6 inches by 5.3 inches by 4.6 inches, it’s much smaller than most other GPS trackers, MP3 players and smartphones. It’s also very light and weighs just 5.8 ounces. The compact nature of the device means that it won’t get in your way or weigh you down as you run. In fact it’s so light you won’t even notice it’s there until you need to use it.

Bad Points:

1) Extra Heart Rate Monitor Required:- One of the great things about the MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player is that it gives you an all in one GPS tracker, heart rate monitor and MP3 player. Unfortunately, although the device is heart rate monitor enabled, it doesn’t come with an actual heart rate monitor which means you have to buy one yourself. Heart rate monitors are not cheap and when you add this to the initial cost of buying the MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player, the whole package becomes quite a significant investment.

Summary:

The MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player is one of the best fitness monitoring devices on the market. The screen is top quality, the device is small and light and it’s very easy to operate. The Smart MP3 Player is also a truly innovative take on the workout playlist and a great addition to the product.

The only drawback is the cost. To take advantage of the heart rate monitor you’re going to have to spend well over $200 purchasing the unit itself and a separate monitor. If you can’t afford to spend that much on a fitness tracking device, you’ll have to look for an alternative, lower priced model. However, if your budget can stretch that far and you are a keen runner, the MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player is a top investment. Read more reviews here.

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