Back in October of last year, Motorola unveiled the MOTOACTV; a wristwatch-like device that helps you measure how effective you workout to particular songs. It syncs with your smartphone for access to missed calls, text messages, and even email. Motorola had planned on rolling out the update today, but decided against it and is now shooting for a Friday release. This isn’t a small update that aims to fix a few bugs here and there; instead, it is supposed to offer access to 40 new activities.

Such includes dancing, martial arts, and yoga. Other features we should see from the update include local WiFi setup and waking of the device through a flick of your wrist. It seems to me this wouldn’t be too helpful while jogging, but if your hands remain stationary during a workout it could help a good bit. We still have no idea on an exact time for the rollout on Friday, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

The Motorola MOTOACTV costs a pretty penny, starting at $250 for the 8GB version and $300 for the 16GB. This much needed update will help its owners defend its hefty pricetag. For the same price it will be possible to purchase a 7″ ASUS MeMO 370T sporting an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, so it seems as though the MOTOACTV should instead be somewhere in the $100-150 price range.

[via TalkAndroid]

  • I dont think comparing the motoactvs price point with that of a tablet and its specs is relevant. Unless you’re not aware of a difference with a fitness device and a tablet.

    • Curtisjhare

      I agree a tablet is a table and a fitness watch is just a high tech watch BUT he has a point, you can buy a tablet for that price, heck even the ipad 2 for $300 now, so motorola needs to rethink their price, and then ill forsure buy one!

      • Other GPS fitness watches are around that same 250-300 pricepoint but don’t have mp3 or app functions. Coincidentally the 8gb version can be had on a regular basis for around 200 on amazon. If you forget for a moment that it has android underneath and place it in its proper market segment youll see that its around the same price. Don’t get me wrong though, if given the opportunity to pay 100 bucks i wouldnt say thats too low a price haha. 

  • Sperrybird

    It’s a shame because i would definitely buy this product if the price is within reason.

  • Bastiara

    anyone have any info about the problems with the website problems Moto has been experiencing since the rollout of then new update for Motoactv?