The Moto 360 Sport arrived in the US on January 7th and was made available at the Google Store on January 17th. In just 3 months, the ruggedized Moto 360 was removed from the Google Store -- a disappearance we presume occurred due to low sales. With that said, it appears as though Motorola's decision to release the ruggedized wrist wearable some months after the luxurious and elegant Moto 360 wasn't a good decision. Of course, there's a market for rugged smartwatches but $300 for a smartwatch running Android Wear simply isn't worth the price (if it doesn't have customization similar to that of Casio's WSD-F10).
Well, despite its bad luck, a number of discounts have occurred for the Moto 360 Sport. Motorola discounted the 360 Sport to $199.99 but gave it away for free with a 64GB Moto X. Amazon discounted the 360 Sport by about $75, which is a bit better than the $50 discount Verizon gave on the non-rugged smartwatch. Now, though, a new deal with B&H Photo will deliver the Moto 360 for $200 off, down to $99.99.
As a small refresher, the Moto 360 Sport features a 1.37-inch, LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a 360 x 325p screen resolution, a quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (no wearables-specific Snapdragon Wear 2100 on board here), 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, IP67 water and dust resistance, and a 300mAh battery.
The Moto 360 Sport price drop comes at a bad time, as Motorola has said it won't be making smartwatches each year -- so we don't know what'll become of it. With that said, if the price is enticing and you don't want to spend $300 or more for a smartwatch that'll keep you productive in fitness on the cheap, then the Moto 360 Sport is the watch to buy.