- Nov 30, 2015
Motorola's latest Android Wear watch is its first focused on fitness, though in practice it's really only good for running.
The original Moto 360 was the one of that first batch of Android Wear watches that set the tech world abuzz. With a clean and considered design and a (mostly) round face next to the staid square displays from LG and Samsung, Motorola's watch was downright sexy. Motorola improved on that formula with its second-generation Moto 360, and now we finally have the long-promised fitness-oriented variant: the Moto 360 Sport. But how does it hold up?
The quick take
The Moto 360 Sport is, at it's core, a second-generation Moto 360, but with a few alterations. It's got a body wrapped in a silicone strap, a GPS chip stuffed inside for smartphone-free exercising, and a new display that promises easy visibility in the sun. But while Motorola slapped the name "sport" on this watch, it's really more a running watch than anything. Mediocre battery life and a design that screams fitness band compromise the Moto 360 Sport's potential.