At last, MOTOACTV works with all Android phones

April 6, 2012
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Do you want to link your MOTOACTV device to your Android-powered Motorola smartphone, so that you can – among other things – sync data and receive notifications on the diminutive device? There’s an (Android) app for that. If, for some reason, you bought the $250 fitness tracking device and want to download the same app for your non-Motorola phone, you’re in luck. Motorola has announced that the pairing app will soon be compatible with all Android phones.

The new app retains all the features that fitness buffs have come to rely on, namely the ability to receive notifications of incoming calls and answer calls, redial calls from the notifications list on MOTOACTV, receive text messages, receive reminders from the phone’s calendar, and sync fitness data. As for new goodies that the app will bring, they include the ability to launch a workout plan that you create on the phone from the MOTOACTV, track progress of your fitness goals on the phone, and set up WiFi networks for the MOTOACTV on the phone. It’s worth mentioning that the app only works for Android 2.1 and above.

Motorola MOTOACTV is an Android-based fitness tracker device/portable music player with a 1.6-inch screen. The device surprisingly comes with two generous storage options — 8GB and 16GB. Given the popularity of the basic model, Motorola has introduced the MOTOACTV Golf Edition with features like GPS tracking, virtual caddy, and online clubhouse. Owners of the regular MOTOACTV model have until April 16 to download the free beta version of the device’s software that contains the golf-tracking features.

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