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NYC Marathon Tech
MOTOACTV makes running easier
If running the New York City marathon with 45,000 people isn’t enough motivation to get up from the couch and move your feet, you’re going to need some serious help.
Luckily, the tech wizards at Motorola have got you covered.
Introducing the company's first music and fitness device — MOTOACTV. Simply strap the iPod-sized gadget around your arm. It'll use GPS to track your speed and distance (plus calories burned and heart rate), just like your track-suited high school gym teacher.
The built-in music player is also in tune with your workout; it knows which songs fuel you to run faster (for us, a little Five Finger Death Punch does it) and modifies the playlist if your speed slows. It's like strapping a record-spinning pep squad to your arm — minus the pom poms.
The battery has enough juice to power through a five-hour — 10 if you’re on a treadmill — outdoor workout.
Though hopefully you'll crawl across the finish line before then.