Motorola’s MOTOACTV fitness tracker can be a pretty handy device to pack if you’re a regular runner – or at least a regular runner that needs to know the specifics of your, um, run. Problem is, it’s not so flexible since the matching MOTOACTV Android App only works with Motorola’s Android phones. Well not anymore. The Android App is now a lot more Android-y, with an update that gives it universal support for all Android phones running on Android 2.1 or later.
While the Moto-only version of the app would have locked MOTOACTV owners into buying Motorola’s Droids, it also means that Android users who own, say, a Samsung or HTC-made handset won’t even consider checking it out. This move opens up the accessory to a larger number of potential consumers, so it’s a wise move overall.
Besides the universal Android support, the new app update also adds some new features. Users can now plan workouts on their phone before launching it on the MOTOACTV device. Workout stats and progress tracking can also be reviewed back on the phone, and use the phone to set up Wi-fi access for the MOTOACTV.
The rest of the device’s regular Bluetooth-y functions are still supported. When paired with an Android smartphone, the MOTOACTV will receive incoming calls and text messages, redial calls, show reminders from your phone’s calendar, and sync fitness data to MOTOACTV.com.
The updated MOTOACTV Android App is available now for free from Google Play.