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Motorola Motoactv 8GB Bluetooth Headset

Motorola Motoactv 8GB Bluetooth Headset
alaAverage 3.3

7 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen. The design also gets good feedback, but comments are divided on the performance. There are some critical comments about the value for money and build quality.

design, screen

build quality, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Motorola Motoactv 8GB Bluetooth Headset is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Motorola MotoActv GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player (8GB)


Extremely versatile and possessing the flexibility of Android, the MotoActv tracks workout stats through GPS and a pedometer, and it even suggests energizing playlists. It also has Bluetooth for linking to phones, headsets, and other sensors.

Starting at $249.99, this gadget costs as much as a modern smartphone. It's made for serious exercise and doesn't provide casual activity tracking or offer goals for daily activity levels. While the MotoActv's phone-linking function is nice, it only...

Motorola's incredibly capable MotoActv fitness device can tackle just about any fitness task--such as tracking workouts via GPS and connecting to headsets via Bluetooth--and it serves as a very tiny digital music player. Yet, if you're looking for a...

Consumer review by:

"Better than all the rest."


Great overall product. For the money, there is nothing out there that is better. Consider you get a GPS to use in multiple ways, a MP3, and lastly a watch. Battery could be better. Watch could be slightly smaller. I would also like the buttons to be...

GPS for running. MP3 player. Golf GPS. Watch. Android.

Battery. Build. Waterproofing.

Consumer review by:

"A great multi purpose GPS and MP3 player"


I really like this unit. Has served me well. Battery issue hasn't really been that big of a deal for me since I usually run around an hour. It seems to use about 20% during that period using both heart monitor and audio.Motorola has been very good...

I replaced a Garmin Forerunner 305 and my MP3 player with Motoactv back in November and it has worked pretty well for me. I less thing to travel and run with.

Okay, battery life is an issue. Motorola has been working hard to get this resolved with software updates and it has definitely helped.


Consumer review by:

"Nice start but a long way to go for this to be great."


I was so excited about this unit. But that excitement quickly faded away when I actually started using it.

Small size, easy to wear on your wrist or clip to your shirt.

Poor execution and many short comings

Consumer review by:

"Concept good, poor execution"


I got this because they advertised that some Olympian was using it for the New York Marathon. This is NOT a good piece of workout equipment if you actually work out. I dropped it once and it broke. I have to recharge after every run as I can't get...

Looks sleek.

1. Not durable. Dropped from 10-12 in off the ground and the face broke. 2. battery does not last very long. I can't get further than 17mi (running) until it runs out. 3. Can't use a universal wireless headset. Would write more, but ran out of rm

Consumer review by:

"Tech is great. NOT DURABLE AT ALL (major bummer)"


I had been waiting for my Garmin 305 to finally die so I could buy this watch that I had read and heard so much about. The 2nd day I owned it I dropped it on the pavement and to my surprise the face was cracked. I couldn't believe it. I have been...

Love the touch screen, fairly easy to learn (I did not have to read much of the instructions to figure out basic features). I don't listen to music when I run, but I tried it out, kind of cool. It does have an FM Radio, that I can walk to work with.

Thumbs down on the not-so-well protected GLASS face. It is very fragile. I knocked the watch out of my car doors map pocket (about a 12 in. drop and cracked it in two placed); my heart sank. Who makes a sports watch that is NOT durable?

Consumer review by:

"Promising for Garmin 210/Nike+ replacement, not Nano"


The MotoActv device is meant to compete with GPS watches from Garmin, and more recently Nike. The entry cost on these high performance GPS trackers geared towards runners and triathletes is $200 and up, and compared with that the MotoActv with its...

Device convergence of GPS watch and music player

Need to prove reliability and robustness compared with competitors