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Motorola MotoACTV gets battery saving modes, more clock faces, and a stopwatch

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A software update for Motorola's MotoACTV adds a previously missing stopwatch feature, additional clock faces, battery saving modes for up to eight hours of run time, and the ability to continuously display your heart rate on the clock face. The MotoACTV still costs an arm and a leg.

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Motorola MotoACTV
Motorola MotoACTV

The MotoACTV hasn't been out long, but Motorola is releasing an update that includes additional clock faces and three battery modes: normal, extended, and marathon, the latter of which Motorola says will last through eight hours of continuous outdoor workout time. You also get a stopwatch — fixing a major omission for a wearable fitness computer — and the ability to continuously display your heart rate on the clock face. Of course, it still costs $249 for the 8GB version, and you still need to buy a separate $129.99 headset to use the heart monitor, but a cheaper wired version is coming soon. For those early adopters who weren't discouraged by the cost of entry, the update should be available now.