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Motorola MOTOACTV performs well and motivates athletes

For those looking to have a device that tracks workout details and serves multiple key functions, then the Motorola MOTOACTV is a device to consider.

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For those looking to have a device that tracks workout details and serves multiple key functions, then the Motorola MOTOACTV is a device to consider.

Please read my ZDNet Mobile Gadgeteer blog post for more details on this fitness device, including a video walkthrough of it.

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Motorola didn't just create an Android fitness device, but has some great accessories to go with it.

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The box contains headphones, a cable, and a charger.

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I prefer using the wrist band and as you can see it looks like a fashionable large watch.

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Here you can see how the wrist band secures. It is a very high quality accessory.

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It is a big device on the wrist, but works well for someone of my size.

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You can see the red color as well as the way the Motorola logo appears in the opening.

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The wrist band is made of some kind of rubber and seems to be very durable.

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The wrist band is worth the purchase.

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The back of the MOTOACTV is stainless steel and rises up just a bit to fit into the accessories.

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Motorola includes this belt clip in the retail package.

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There are three buttons on the right side, two for volume controls and one for power.

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The two top buttons control the music and the workout recording and are both very easy to use while on a run.

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The microUSB port is used for charging and connectivity to a PC/Mac.

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There is a plug for the 3.5mm headset jack, but I never used it since I prefer Bluetooth headphones for running.

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I was getting ready for a run and had my MOTOACTV on with the JayBird Freedom headset ready to go.

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The heart rate monitor secures with button snaps.

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The main unit is centered on your chest when mounted.

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There are two elecrode pieces that need to be wet (spit or sweat work) to conduct the current for the heart rate monitor.

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The MOTOACTV has a 1.6 inch display and fits wel in my hand. Also notice how great the display looks on the device.

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Maps are included on the MOTOACTV and while they may be a bit difficult to view, they are helpful for planning and changing up your workouts.

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You can customize what information you view on the screen while running, including setting up auto rotation through different screens.

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After finishing up a workout you can scroll through different data that was collected.

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The left most screen is for you to use to access the settings.

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Some of the settings available on the MOTOACTV.

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The workout screen is where you go before hitting the street.

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You can customize the watch faces on the MOTOACTV.

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The music screen is found to the right of the home/time screen.

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There are several parts of the music section to view and manage.

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The music player works well and shows you the album art while on the run too.

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The notifications screen is the furthest to the right.

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You can view your workout data in the web browser.

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You can setup your goals and track their progress on the MOTOACTV site.

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This view shows some of my workout data and the songs I was listening to.

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MOTOACTV image gallery thumbnail 1

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MOTOACTV image gallery thumbnail 2

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