If you’re looking for a Sony Smart Watch alternative, one that also offers some fitness functions, then look no further than the Motorola MOTOACTV. We had some hands on quality time with the product at MWC 2012 and the result was the video preview below. This is quite a thick smart watch, that doesn’t provide phone calling features, but what it does support is syncing with an Android handset and receiving the texts from the smartphone. There’s also media playback and the ability to track down the user via GPS.


MOTOACTV was present in Barcelona, at MWC 2012 at the wrist of some joggers and cyclers, showing off the gadget’s features. The touchscreen seems pretty bright and easy to use, but the real test would be using it in direct sunlight. The product costs around $249 in the 8GB version and it can also be seen as a remote for your handset and a fitness accessory, rather than your standard media player/phone replacement. Here’s the specs list:

  • Dimensions: 35 grams weight, 9.6 mm thickness
  • CPU: 600 MHz
  • Connectivity: GPS, Bluetooth, USB, WiFi
  • Display: 1.6 inch, touchscreen
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 258 mAh, 20 hours of playback
  • Memory: 8/16GB

This watch is dust and water resistant, it measures the calories that the user consumes and it can even update the jogging stats and such figures on MOTOACTV.com, with support for syncing. It can measure the miles you run, the steps you take and other sport routines that you do. This looks much like an iPod nano with a wrist strap turning it into a smart watch. Moto claims that the device is compatible with iTunes and Windows Media Player, so syncing your tunes won’t be a problem. Here’s the preview:

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