Android wear is now a little over 18 months old. We’ve seen a lot of Android watches spring up ranging from good all-rounders like the LG G Watch to the extravagant like the Android Wear watch from Tag Heuer. There’s now a new corner of the market which has been cornered by Motorola; the Sports watch. Of course, Android Wear have been able to measure activity since it’s launch either with third-party apps or with apps from the makers (such as Moto Body). However, there are certain comfort in knowing that your expensive smart watch will be protected should you go swimming, bump it and that it has the right hardware to help you achieve your goals. Motorola have taken up that mantle by announcing the Moto 360 Sport, a special edition of their Android Wear watch.
Moto 360 Sport:
Other than the usual hardware and software advantages of having an Android Wear watch, the Moto 360 Sport will add a few new features to your wrist which you’ll find useful when on your run. Of course, you get notifications from all your supported apps, as well as Google Now on your wrist without having to take your phone out of you pocket/bag/purse. But best of all, when you go running or to the gym, the Moto 360 Sport comes into it’s own.
With a silicon strap, sweat and water won’t be absorbed and start to smell, and with side vents, your wrist will be kept cool and comfortable. What’s more, you won’t need to lug your phone around with you on a run, because the Moto 360 Sport has built-in GPS, so it will track your workout without the need for your phone to be in your pocket (or hand, or armband or bra). What’s more, you can load music on to the Moto 360 Sport so that you can listen to your workout tracks whilst you run through Bluetooth headphones. Finally, with the built-in heart-rate monitor, you will be get all the best information about your workout. All this data will work not only with Moto Body, but also other third party apps like MapMyRun, Strava, UnderArmour Record, Fitbit and Up.
The Moto 360 Sport also adds a few more arrows to it’s quiver, with a new screen technology called Motorola AnyLight. This hybrid technology acts like a normal LCD screen inside, but when you’re outside in bright sun, the screen uses that sunlight to reflect back the display, making it pin sharp to read. Added to this great technology is better battery life, meaning that even with ambient mode on (screen on all the time) you get an entire day’s worth of use from the Moto 360 Sport.