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Motorola’s MOTOACTV smartwatch gets a $100 price cut

July 17, 2012

Over the past months, we’ve seen a slow but steady stream of smartwatches appearing on the market. Some of the more recent ones that we reported on are the Sony Smartwatch, which runs the full Android OS, and the yet to be released Pebble smartwatch, which is designed to function as a companion to your smartphone, via Bluetooth.

Both the Sony Smartwatch and the Pebble go for $150 or less. Now the Motorola MOTOACTV smartwatch, which was released last year along the Droid RAZR, is getting a $100 price cut from the original $250. The new $149 price tag should make the GPS tracker/MP3 player more competitive with the Sony Smartwatch and Pebble.

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Motorola MOTOACTV gets new software update

July 3, 2012

Our phones aren’t just for making calls anymore, with the advent of the smartphone introducing the ability to check e-mail, surf the web, watch videos, listen to music and take pictures. Along these lines, we are also heading for a world where our watches aren’t just for telling time anymore. I personally haven’t worn a wristwatch since I got my first cell phone, but if you do then you’ll be interested in the concept of a “smartwatch.” The idea is slowly gaining traction, with Sony’s Smartwatch and the Motorola MOTOACTV being the more popular devices.

If you use MOTOACTV, you’ll be happy to [...]

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Software updates coming for Sony’s SmartWatch and Motorola’s MOTOACTV

June 2, 2012

Who wears wristwatches anymore these days? After all, we have our phones to tell the time.

People who share this sentiment may want to reconsider, now that some hipper and positively geekier smart watches have come bursting into the time-telling scene. Two of the most popular offerings were released by Sony, with its SmartWatch, and Motorola’s, with the MOTOACTV. Incidentally, the two companies have just rolled out the latest software updates for their smart watches.

Sony SmartWatch update

If you were peeved at Sony for not letting the screen of its SmartWatch show the time in standby mode, you’ll be glad to hear that the issue has been rectified. [...]

 
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At last, MOTOACTV works with all Android phones

April 6, 2012

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, [...]

 
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MOTOACTV Gets Update, Better Enhancements Coming in March

February 11, 2012

Late last year, we already gave information on Motorola’s MOTOACTV as the company’s answer to the iPod Nano. Now, we have received word that Motorola is working on an update which will provide more functionality to the fitness tracker and music player watch.

Over the previous months, Motorola has provided a few software tweaks. But the update (set for March) will expand the watch’s tracking abilities from running, biking, walking, and to a whole other range of exercises such as dancing, yoga, martial arts, and Pilates. If you are a user of the smart watch, this will be great news to you, especially if you are among the many who has requested for a greater range of [...]

 
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Motorola Announces MotoACTV – Their Answer to iPod Nano

October 18, 2011

During the big special event by Motorola Mobility today, they announced the MotoACTV. It’s basically their answer to the iPod Nano, by Apple. Some of the key features include:

Heart rate monitor, can track your heart rate through the headphones GPS for tracking, looks like for the same functionality as Nike+ Features a unique music recommendation engine that learns what music motivates you Best of all, it runs Android

According to Bob Harper, from the Biggest Loser, it’s a game changer. He also loves the idea that it tracks calories, count steps, and motivates people that aren’t necessarily fitness gurus.

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Motorola says all smartwatches suck, and they have a point

May 14, 2014
Motorola is very confident about the Moto 360 and believes all other smartwatches are "crappy". Would you agree with them?
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Galaxy Gear vs. Pebble vs. Sony Smartwatch

September 4, 2013
We’ll compare the three -- Galaxy Gear, Pebble, and Sony Smartwatch -- in a few key areas. At first glance, they all seem pretty much the same, but once you dive into the nuance, they become three very distinct choices.
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Motorola’s dual screen, “gaze detecting” smartwatch patent

September 2, 2013
Lately, the smartwatch is all the rage. Not so much with consumers, but at Android Authority, where we’ve been beset on all sides by news of wearable technology. The latest comes from Motorola, who filed a “wearable display device” with the USPTO (US Patent and Trade office) back in February. While the big story is Motorola’s “gaze detection” technology, and creepy patent pictures showcasing it, the filing has a lot more to it.
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Motorola wants to make beautiful wearable devices, has opening for Senior Director of Industrial Design

July 20, 2013
Motorola is looking for an experienced person to take on the role of Senior Director of Industrial Design for wearable devices. Read on for more details!