Motorola has launched its new MOTOACTV device.

The MOTOACTV combines music and fitness tracking in one small package. It has a touch screen for navigating through both its fitness and music management features.

Built in GPS gathers the usual tracking information such as distance and speed. An ANT+ heart rate monitor can be used to measure your beats per minute. Working in conjunction with you’ll be able to create and track workouts over time, and working in conjunction with your PC you’ll be able to find out what music pushes you to the limits.

The MOTOACTV unit can be worn on a wrist strap, bike mount, arm strap or clothing clip. It has 8GB of storage space, enough to accommodate thousands of music tracks. The MOTOACTV measures your performance against music and then uses this information to create a ‘high performance playlist’. As an alternative to your own music there is also an FM radio.

The MOTOACTV can also connect with an Android based mobile phone, providing handsfree facilities.

Motorola says the MOTOACTV offers:

  • Ongoing tracking of fitness performance stats, including pace, distance, calories burned, and map of route covered, with automatic wireless syncing of workout data to
  • 8GB of storage for endless playlists
  • Sports a 1.6” full-colour touch-screen display that auto-adjusts for indoor or outdoor lighting and is sweat-proof, rain-resistant and featuring scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 
  • Option to sync with the latest Android-powered smartphone to receive incoming calls and texts
  • FM radio capabilities for more song variety
  • Up to five hours of battery life for outdoor workouts, 10 hours indoors, and nearly two weeks on standby
  • Supports both Bluetooth® 4.0 and ANT+ wireless connectivity for your existing fitness sensors and your future ones
  • Size: 46mm x 46mm x 9.6 mm
  • Weight: 35 g

The MOTOACTV will be available from 1 December from Sweatshop for £250. We have, of course, arranged to acquire one for testing.