Moto 360 Sport unboxing

Moto 360 Sport unboxing
Another day, another Android Wear smartwatch. This time around, we’re placing our attention towards Motorola once again, seeing that we just received its upcoming Moto 360 Sport. The smartwatch in question will be hitting the shores of the UK and France first, only to be released stateside later on in January for $299.99. As its name so happens to blatantly imply, it’s geared specifically for individuals who have a passion for fitness – or those who take comfort in a sportier watch style.

Packaging is typical Motorola, following in the same manner as the second-generation Moto 360 with its circular shape. Up front and center, we have the Moto 360 Sport with a sticker over the display to tease what we’re in for. Now, for those of us that are unaware about what makes this one different from the standard Moto 360 that the company has been selling, there’s a listing on the side of the packaging that details some of its noteworthy qualities – while in the back, it lists the included goodies. Not surprisingly, they consist of the very same components that come with the standard Moto 360. Therefore, that includes the wall charger, wireless charging cradle, and documentation.

Going back to what makes the Moto 360 Sport unique, besides its obvious focus on fitness, it’s one of the few Android Wear smartwatches to feature built-in GPS – to allow real-time tracking without you having to carry around your paired smartphone. Secondly, it has this fancy new AnyLight Display that’s stipulated to offer superior visibility in both light and dark conditions.

Rounding things out, it has several similarities with the standard Moto 360 when it comes to the specs. Specifically, it has an almost-circular display (1.37 inches, 360 x 325 pixels), powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, and a 300 mAh battery. It’s even IP-67 certified to ensure it’s safeguarded against minor splashes – albeit, it’s not meant to withstand full submersion. Visually, it caters to its intended audience with its sporty style, one that has a silicone strap, which unfortunately isn’t swappable. It’s available in three color choices: black, white, and flame orange.

And finally, there’s the Android Wear experience. On the surface, it’s going to be no different from any other Android Wear watch we’ve seen already, but there are enhancements, the watch faces and health-oriented apps specifically, that differentiate it from its sibling. Of course, we’ll be putting it through the paces over the next few days to really get a good feel for it. Expect our review soon!



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13 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

$300 for this? No thanks. I would rather get the Microsoft Band which does more as a fitness band or the cheaper Charge HR.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Bull. The only thing the MS band has over the Moto 360 is the UV sensor. This come with a Heart rate monitor, barometer, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS. Now as far as what this watch comes with. A higher resolution display that works in any light, 512 MB of ram, 4 gb of storage, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, a full fledged CPU. The MS band doesn't have WiFi, and cannot connect to the internet directly. For that matter the MS band only has a STMF32 MCU with a tiny bit of ram, and a few MB of storage. This does so much more than the MS band. Please continue to show the world how ignorant you really are.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You post the same regurgitated bs each time, and each time you're still wrong. Who gives a crap if it has 4GB of storage and can connect to the internet? There's absolutely nothing I would want to store on a watch, nothing. The Microsoft Band doesn't need all of that useless junk because its main purpose is being a fitness band with a crap ton of sensors and it does that well. You're clueless if you seriously think the Moto Sport can compare in that category. It's a smartwatch with a sport band, not a fitness watch. Whatever I can do on an Android Wear watch I can do on my phone where the screen is much bigger and more manageable.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Like I said in the first place you are proving how ignorant you really are. Have you tried this Moto 360 sport? Clearly you haven't. Yet you have already passed judgement on a device you haven't tried. You are the clueless one. This is a Smartwatch with fitness in mind. BTW every Android Wear watch can play music, you can even listen to pod casts, and more. You can install all your media directly on the watch. You cannot do that with any MS band. You still have to carry your smart phone with the Microsoft band. You don't have to carry your smart phone when you Wear any Android Wear device. BTW many have had problems with the MS band and its GPS. Half the time it does connect. Once again, please continue to show the world once again your level ignorance.

3. iM2.0

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

This is very bad compared to my Apple Watch Sport

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Let's see. No GPS on any Apple watch. To this day all Apple watch apps cannot talk to the outside world (internet) without the help of an iPhone. That includes the latest update to watchOS 2.1 with native support. All Android Wear with WiFi can communicate with the outside world with standalone Android Wear apps. As it stands today the current Apple watch is not worth what you are paying. Besides there is other Moto 360's with better looks and stainless steel that are still less expensive then the aluminum Apple watch sport. Also if you are going for looks, then a square Apple watch would be the last on many users list, and if you have an Android device, then Apple is not on ANYONE'S list. Also less then 3 months from now a new Apple watch will be released. So its not worth it for anyone to get any Apple watch right now, period.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Let those salty tears of denial continue flowing. Again, no one cares. Stop raining on everyone's parade just because you choose to like Android Wear. Good for you, don't come rubbing it in someone's faces just because they choose to use another platform.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The only one who is raining on anyone's parade is you and IM2.0. This article is about the Moto 360. Yet everything I said was valid and correct. Please I dare you to find any fault in what I stated. Please pick it apart if you can.

13. cheetah2k

Posts: 2290; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Tears of denial as Mxyzptik was butt raped as a child..

12. cheetah2k

Posts: 2290; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Smelling troll. The Apple watch laggggs like shizzzz. The Moto360 is smooth. I still prefer the Gear S2 - a smartwatch made perfect

4. prashant1707

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

i think minimum of a week or two should be the battery life of a smartwatch otherwise they all r garbage even i can say the same to apple iwatch and samsung gear s2 and of the brands r not even in the compitition. We the people do not want to hang to walls for charging smartwatches, well smartphones have already given a lot of pain to us (in terms of charging) and we do not want the same with smartwatches.

6. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

It feels to be so uncomfortable.

14. giper54

Posts: 13; Member since: May 06, 2010

@DanGraziano Does the Moto 360 track HR through out the day or only while exercising? Can you track lifting weights from the 360 or need you need an app?

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