MOTOACTV: My new favorite running toy!
Disclosure: The MOTOACTV was provided to me for free. In return, I used it at the Disney World Princess Half Marathon and agreed to share my thoughts online. Thoughts are my own!
When my friend Blagica posted on Facebook that she had some nifty MOTOACTV devices to share with ladies running the Princess Half Marathon, I practically broke my finger in my race to nab one for myself.
Here's why I wanted one so badly: I am REALLY tired of running with my phone. I have been using my iPhone as my primary running device, and it certainly does a great job. I can track my mileage (which I usually do using Nike+ app), I can listen to my running playlists, and... I can get calls from my kids! And text messages asking me when I'm coming home! And this is why I wanted another option. I don't want to take calls or receive texts when I'm running. I want to just run. And listen to music. And think. I solve a lot of world problems while running.
So, the MOTOACTV is a perfect option for me, because it both tracks mileage AND it plays music, which is awesome. It also doubles as a pedometer, which is kind of fun. I was able to learn that Erica (pictured above) ran a LOT fewer steps than me during the Half. This is proof that short people like myself have it WAY harder when it comes to racing. She and I were side by side the whole time, yet I ran more!
This is what I see when I log into my dashboard on the MOTOACTV site. It's so cool:
(Note: the 17:05 mile was a bathroom break - remember this is a mostly ladies race - there were long lines!)
What do you guys use to track your mileage while running?