Thursday, July 12, 2012

MotoActv: I Smashed The Gorilla!

There are quite a few accessories by Motorola for MotoActv...


I have everything except the SF600 bluetooth stereo headset, which I find it comparable to my Motorola S9-HD, so not worth to spend extra bucks.

One of the reasons I bought the armband was because I don't like the "stickiness" under the watch strap when I wear MotoActv on my wrist during workout. I also shared the same concern like one of the readers here. The other reason was there were few rare occasions that either my partner's or my racket hit the watch during the game. Fortunately nothing happened in the past and I thought wearing it on the arm could reduce the likelihood. One could do whatever to prevent accidents, but accidents did happen inevitably...



The Gorilla Glass shattered! :"(

It was really a BIG hit / strong smash during my badminton game 2 days ago. I couldn't recall the details, both my partner and me were trying to return a good smash to the opponents and the incident just happened. It was a direct hit to the edge, see the dent on the metal edge...


The watch turned off automatically and instantly, but the workout session was saved. I don't know if this is one of the "safety features" to minimize further damage to other key components, I reckon it's a good feature though. Luckily I installed the Skinomi TechSkin screen protector (specific for MotoActv) I bought from Amazon not long ago. It helps holding the glass from shattering, just like how V-Kool protects the car windscreen. I believe the protector probably absorbed some of the impacts from the smash too, saved the electronics inside.


The watch is still functioning like normal, compare the time and stats with earlier photo. I can still touch, slide and do whatever like before. But will I settle with a cracked screen, will I send it back to US for repair, or will I buy a new replacement? 

I will send it back. Sending back through proper channel to US costs around USD$80 just to replace the damaged screen excluding shipping and other misc. costs. That is a huge sum after forex. I logged a rescue call to my lovely bro and hopefully miracle will happen... hopefully... The watch is now in DHL's good hands on the way to my bro. I shall know the outcome in a day or two. Let's pray...

p/s: and now I have to exercise without the watch! Sigh~