watch Motorola to release its own sports watch/music player device?

Have you heard of the Nike+ SportsWatch? You know, that nifty little watch that is designed to help users track their exercise habbits via an embedded GPS radio? Apparently, it seems that Motorola is planning on launching its own idea of what such a personal fitness watch should be, and it comes in the form of what appears to be a few leaked screenshots that are currently floating around in he depths of cyberspace. Oh, and it reportedly plays music as well, unlike Nike's offering.

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Most people will probably associate the Motorola brand with well-built and reliable communications devices such as mobile phones, smartphones and two-way radio systems, but fitness watches? Well, as unbelievable as that may sound, it does seem that the American telecommunications giant has got plans to enter the lucrative market for sports accessories, and that its first offering for this particular market may well come in the form of a sports watch that will go up against Nike's own offering, the Nike+ SportsWatch, if the leaked screenshots below are of any indication.

watch Motorola to release its own sports watch/music player device?

According to a report published by Engadget, the alleged watch, which has reportedly been described as an "all-in-one fitness and music personal fitness device", will make use of an embedded GPS radio for "accurate performance tracking". In addition, Engadget has also claimed that the unnamed watch will be capable of audio playback, and that it allows for wireless syncing to both PCs and Android-powered devices "for workout analysis".

Lastly, Engadget has claimed that a survey is currently being held to decide on a suitable name for the watch, and that one of the possible names on the list happens to be a "MotoActive", an entry which Engadget claims suggests of some form of involvement from Motorola.

Source: Engadet