Sunday, May 13, 2012

MotoActv: Initial Setup

Before you're able to use the watch right after the unbox, some initial setup is required to personalize the watch so that it can accurately track you activities. The out-of-box juice might not be sufficient for you to complete the setup (as mentioned in the 1st post), you probably want to charge it while completing the setup.

First is to choose the country and language...






My unit is the US version, only limited to 5 countries in North and South America and 3 languages available for selection. Fortunately the full timezone is available regardless the country selection, means the watch can be configured to the timezone where I live, I don't have to convert US time into local Malaysian time.

Initially I was a bit hesitate deciding whether to buy this sport watch. As you can see, the watch is only sold in the States and selected European countries like UK (you have buy in UK to get UK version), I was concerned that the watch would be limited in features when use outside of those countries. There also wasn't any review mentioned about its location dependent feature such as GPS and map when use outside the States. At last I decided to bite the risk and bought it. I shall share if such limitation exists in coming post.

The next is the profile setup...  




The measurement system is US unit system, you can't change it now so get ready with a unit conversion tool if you're not familiar with US unit system. The calculator that comes with Windows 7 is a good one...



Almost done...



The watch can be used now, but I would recommend to install the MotoCast software onto your PC to get the latest firmware before further customize the watch, and to create your MotoActv.com personal profile before you head out for your very first workout with MotoActv. My unit came with a very dated firmware which was buggy as everyone complained in the forum. I want to have the latest firmware before I personalize the watch further, so installing MotoCast to the PC is the next key move.

p/s: You can check out my other MotoActv related posts here.