Motorola Motoactv GPS Watch

Motorola Motoactv GPS WatchThe Motorola Motoactv is the first watch to be created by the Electronics giant as they wade into the highly contested GPS running watch market.

Born from the runners desire to combine music and fitness, this is a watch that offers Itunes music playback, full colour GPS tracking and mobile phone connectivity in a one stop shop for any amateur runner.

Although it lacks the features of GPS watches such as the Garmin Forerunner 610 and 910, the Motorola GPS running watch is a fun way to track your fitness.

Anyone that has run with a GPS watch knows that the most important thing is that you can see your statistics, easily and as quickly as possible. Although some other watches can get this simple fact utterly wrong, Motorola seem to have hit this right on the head with their full colour and fully customisable display.  Not only can you change the various screens of training data but you can change the amount of training data on each page. The watch lets you quickly and easily chose between the following:

  1. Pace
  2. Speed
  3. Calories
  4. Distance
  5. Lap distance
  6. Heart Rate
  7. Average Pace
  8. Steps

You can also link the watch up to your bike so that you can display things like speed and pace whilst on the bike, 

Although the Motoactv is meant to be used for running, triathletes will be pleased to know that it also connects up to an array of bike and heart sensors for those more serious athletes.

As well as all the serious sports metric tracking the watch also offers some fun stuff as well. This Motorola Motoactv Review wouldn’t be much of a review if we didn’t talk about the fun stuff now would it!

As well as full running and cycling stats tracking you can also connect the watch up to your motorola Razer phone to receive text and call updates whilst you are training. This is great as it means that if you have your phone tucked away in your backpack whilst you are riding and cycling you can still access important calls and messages (not that you should be doing this on your bike though!)

As well as this phone connectivity you can connect the Motoactv to your Itunes account to sync all of your favourite running songs. You can even set one of your favourite songs to the special “power song” button. What this means is that when you are our running and fact a particularly nasty hill that you can play this song at the touch of a button for quick and easy power running boost.

The battery life of the Motoactv is the last thing that I am going to talk about in this Motorola Motoactv Review is it is the one thing that goes against this otherwise nifty little gadget. There are a couple of different modes of power saving that you can place the watch into, but the more that you economise on battery, the worse the accuracy becomes. You can set the GPS function on the watch to record one, two or even four seconds but this means that over longer distances your accuracy will be harmed

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