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Moto 360 Sport Review

Motorola Will Offer a Sport Version of the New 2nd Generation Moto 360 Smart Watch

Moto 360 Sport

Love your Moto 360, but want to wear it at the gym while you’re pumping iron, or on the jogging trail with Spike? This year’s new upgrade to the fashionable Moto 360 smart watch series by Motorola will include a spiffy sport version—the Moto 360 Sport.

The watch comes equipped with a GPS to accurately keep track of your speed, distance, and pace while running or cycling. The sleek leather straps of the new 2nd gen Moto 360 are replaced by a silicone band that wicks away water and sweat. The band offers the durability you’ll need when working up a sweat with your daily exercise routine, but you can’t wear it while swimming as it only has an IP67 dust and water resistance rating, so don’t forget to take it off before dropping that cannonball.

The Moto 360 Sport uses the 42mm version of its less exercise-friendly counterpart. It features 4 GB of storage space and an mp3 player that can be streamed or connected through Bluetooth, so you can take your jams on the go. Perhaps the Moto 360 Sport’s best feature is its new AnyLight hybrid display that “combines a traditional backlit transmissive screen with a front lit reflective technology,” according to the smart watch’s maker. The screen is supposed to be visible in any lighting conditions, including direct sunlight on a 40-degree blazing hot summer day. A light sensor automatically adjusts the screens brightness to adapt to the lighting conditions of your surroundings. The 1.37 inch, circular display yields a resolution of 360 x 325 and 263 ppi with Gorilla Glass 3.

The 300mAh battery should last about a day and half according to Motorola. It comes packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU with Adreno 305 with 450MHz GPU and 512 GB of RAM. The watch includes an accelerometer, optical heart-rate monitor, gyroscope and vibration capabilities for notifications.

The 360 Sport is an Android Wear device that will be fully compatible with virtually any Android phone, and even with iPhones.

Moto 360 Sport OrangeThe 360 sport will be available in several different colors, but its silicone band will lack adjustability. A release date has yet to be announced, but Motorola says it will be out later this year, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

The Moto 360 Sport model is currently on sale for around $150.

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About Nathanael Rubin

Nathanael Rubin has made a home on the road traveling around the world and writing articles remotely. Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Nathanael is currently residing in Bangkok, Thailand where he has set aside his passion for music to do what he does best, write and travel.

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