BARCELONA, Spain--While rivals like Nokia, HTC, and LG landed at Mobile World Congress with splashy press conferences and armloads of shiny new devices, Motorola flew into town well under the radar. Though the company's low-key presence would disappoint gadget geeks, Moto has never made a big play in the five years that I've been to Mobile World Congress. CES is always a bigger production for the company (it unveiled the super long-lasting Droid Razr Maxx last month, for example), so perhaps it just suffers from a post-Las Vegas hangover.
That doesn't mean, though the Moto doesn't secure a booth to show its latest devices. It may not have a second level and a hospitality suite, but it had a prime spot at the entrance to one of the halls and it was crowded at all times. In this corner of the booth, the company showed how its MotoActv devices can add to your workout.