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Download: MotoACTV App for Non-Motorola Phones

Other than price, one of the biggest annoyances to Motorola’s MotoACTV sports tracker has been the fact that it is limited to only being able to pair with Motorola Android phones. This limitation left anyone who owns say a Galaxy Nexus, Rezound or other non-Moto phone without the ability to receive calls, texts or calendar notifications during a workout – one of the major selling points to the device. Thankfully, the developer community has our back again and pulled out the permission from the app that was asking to validate with Blur and it now works on all Android phones, accepting calls, texts and even calendar reminders.  

Download:  com.motorola.notification_2.apk | Weather Plugin

Install to your phone like you would any non-market app. Download, tap on it when it finishes and then “Install.”

Via:  XDA

Cheers Brad!

  • WOOHOO! Just got my motoactv today and have an htc phone. thx for posting!

    • Did it sync your calls too? I can get the texts to sync, but not the calls

  • Yinnet

    Paired with Galaxy S2, but no notifications transferred to ACTV when I get calls or SMSs.

    • streetrat

      Same problem on the Evo.  No notification that I am receiving calls when synced.  Texts seem to be solid.  Calls are off.  Checked settings and all is well but does not work for calls.  Any idea why?

  • GuilyCruz

    Has anyone already tried it with Galaxy S???

  • supplies group

    Excellent Watch……… I love it
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  • Get this MOTOACTV GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player from Amazon, if you missed it: http://qrf.in/l81msr

  • Scandel_s

    Nice . I have been waiting for this

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  • Anonymous

    My thought is, if you don’t like it then don’t buy it!!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe it’s easier to root a watch then a tbolt….

  • Almostadr

    I have the rezound and it says device paired but not connected in settings but in the app says connected. I am unable to recieve calls or texts. Help!

    • You may want to go to the XDA thread. They can help you more than here.

  • Anonymous

    So this is gonna seem kind of weird, but I have never even thought about buying this watch because I don’t carry my smartphone in my pocket while I’m on a run. I would be too worried about it being damaged. I don’t really carry anything in my pockets (if my gym shorts even have pockets) besides a key or two. 

  • MTPenguin

    I want to clarify that the answering phone calls requires no application.  The MotoActv connects as a bluetooth headset to your phone.  The other limiting thing is the requirement of motosync actively running on a (only one) home machine to allow access through wifi to website.


  • b00sted

    now just need smart actions working 😛

  • Buttons seem to be broken on rooted TB. They are present, but do not have text in them indicating which button to press (ie. “Next” or “Agree”)

  • Just dont know

    What can I use this for on my Gnex if installed ? Don’t know much about MotoACTV.

    • If you have a MotoACTV device, you will be able to pair it with your phone.

  • TheAndroid1

    I hate it that these companies are trying to be like Apple and do things like this to lock you into their ecosystem.

    I switched from iOS so I didn’t have to deal with things like this again.

    • Anonymous

      Um…you don’t.  I thought that was the point of the article.

      • EC8CH

        his point is Motorola is TRYING to lock you into their ecosystem.

        • Anonymous

          He said he switched from iOS so he wouldn’t have to deal with it.  He doesn’t.  Why complain about something on an article that explains how to fix it?

          That’s like reading an article on how to make the best grilled cheese sandwich known to man and then commenting about how pissed you are that there are no good grilled cheese sandwich recipes.  -_- 

          • EC8CH

            Point is that it’s a shame manufactures like Motorola feel the need to attempt to lock their customers into walled ecosystems in the first place.

            Expressing disgust that a workaround is even needed is a valid comment IMHO.

          • Anonymous

            True.  I hate the OEMs and carriers just as much as the next guy.  I guess I was just trying to see the bright side.

    • Anonymous

      As a customer I also despise such acts. However, you have to remember they are only a business to makmoney – not necessarily make customers happy – and that’s all tgey ill try to do.

      Business wise and financially, it is a good move.

      • Anonymous

        Could you also see if the developers can get the price down a bit?

        • Anonymous

          I actually am a developer, and no. We will definitely not decrease the price, if anything we might increase it.

      • I would disagree for one reason – if someone doesn’t have a Motorola phone and they know that the product is limited to just Moto phones, they won’t buy it. So by Motorola limiting this product and its special features to only their phones, they are alienating a ton of potential customers.

        • Anonymous

          You are assuming the average customer is intelligent. I assure you they are not. They won’t know until after they’ve given Motorola their money. After that, they just have a greater incentive to buy a Motorola smartphone since they already have a really nice accessory for it.

          Consumers are idiots, get over it. The people reading this site are not the average customer and you know it.

          • GNEX(MOTOX)

            technically, motorola gets paid by the retailers like best-buy who buy the product. then best buy marks it up to sell it and make profit. you aren’t giving motorola but best buy your money and ill probably buy it now though i do think the price is ridiculous…

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