updated 07:20 pm EDT, Tue October 18, 2011
2 of 3 new devices sport heartrate monitor
In conjunction with its launch of the MOTOACTIV MP3 player and fitness tracker, Motorola has unveiled three headsets that work with any device. The baseline SF200 headset provides listening and talking, while the mid-range model adds heart monitoring. The top of the line carries Bluetooth wireless. All three headsets are compatible with most smartphones for audio listening and many phone fitness apps.
The SF200 is a basic wired stereo smartphone headset. It incorporates 13mm dynamic drivers and acoustic porting for improved bass response. The SF500 model adds its mentioned heart-rate monitor into the playback control. Pushing a button on it will provide an audible readout or send the data to a smartphone with a supporting fitness app. The SF700 Wireless Sports Headphones make the wireless their main feature.
The SF200 costs $50, while the SF500 will sell for $100 and the wireless SF700 will cost $150. All three headsets will be available along with the MOTOACTIV player and monitor on November 6. The timing of the launch has been set to coincide with the running of the New York Marathon.