Want to know why a MOTO ACTV device from Verizon might be a smart must-have for athletes? Just read the message I got from my Uncle Tony recently:
“Hey! My phone died. Actually, it got flushed down the toilet!”
OK. That got my attention. Turns out he was out running when it happened. But how exactly did the phone end up not just IN the toilet, but flushed down it?
“I went over and ran the two bridges this morning. It started tough ‘cause I had not had my constitution this AM (note from me—who calls it constitution? Seriously Uncle Tony…ok, back to his email). AND, I had drank two cups of coffee! So about a 1/4 mile out I got the urge. Well, I was too stubborn to quit. I ran over 4 miles. I was very pleased but also very distressed. I did a short cool down walk then grabbed my stuff from the car. I grabbed my phone, some Gator-aid, a towel and my keys. As I headed for the public facilities right there, the URGE returned! I dashed to the stall, planted my junk on the side tissue holder and took care of nature. As I stood to exit, I flushed and grabbed my stuff. Then, my phone fell in the CRAPPER!! I was not immediately concerned, surely the hole was not THAT BIG. But, to my horror, I saw it swirl and head south. To my chagrin, the industrial public johns work D*%N well. It sucked that puppy right down. The stainless steel monster engulfed my poop and phone! Note to self: Next time, poop before I run! It cost me dearly.”
Well, Uncle Tony, let me tell you what you need instead (although you should feel free to visit the restroom before every run). This cool gizmo that I was sent as a Verizon Ambassador, the MOTO ACTV. You can wear it like a watch, so it’s gonna be tough to lose the next time you’re taking care of business! And it will help more than a phone, because you can use it for music, to time your run, in fact, you can program an entire fitness routine. You can track steps and calories burned all day long. The latest upgrade even let’s you use it for updates on Facebook and Twitter (I don’t think Uncle Tony is there, yet, but still, I like knowing it’s there for me.)
I’m enjoying putting mine to the test and relax in the knowledge that it won’t ever see a similar fate to the long lost phone of my Uncle Tony’s.
Note to readers: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassadors’ Program and have been provided with a wireless device in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. However, I have not been otherwise compensated and my opinions remain my own.