The Moto 360 Sport will prove to be Motorola’s take on the fitness world, as its original Moto 360 (now in its second edition) is more of a luxury smartwatch for those who want something formal to wear both at home and out on the town. The Sport smartwatch was announced at the beginning of the year but has been missing ever since, with some wondering whether it would ever arrive to market. It’s taken Motorola some time, but the Moto 360 Sport is now preparing for a launch in the US and worldwide.
Moto 360 Sport brings the Moto 360 a little something extra
The Moto 360 Sport, we’ll remind you, comes with the same specs and features as the original Moto 360, Second Edition: a 1.x-inch LCD screen, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. The Moto 360 Sport differs from the Moto 360 proper, however, by way of its in-built GPS technology that works with Motorola’s Moto Body application to make sure you’re getting the workout you want. Motorola didn’t forget to add a heart rate monitor and music player so that you’ll have the music you need to inspire your workout.
One of the unique features about the new Moto 360 Sport, apart from its name and its design for fitness gurus, is the fact that its display can provide LCD screen colors indoors but provide an even brighter display outdoors. Motorola calls this Motorola AnyLight, with the name suggesting that in any light, you can see clearly.
Moto 360 Sport coming first to France and the UK, then the US in 2016
The first countries destined to get their hands on the Moto 360 Sport are France and the United Kingdom. Both countries will get access to the new sport watch on December 18th. Unfortunately, the US is not in the early access list, with the US getting the Moto 360 Sport at the Motorola website on January 7th. Best Buy and Motorola’s own Moto Shop will sell the sport smartwatch on January 10, 2016. Mexico, China, Spain, Canada, and Brazil will see the Moto 360 Sport next year.
Moto 360 Sport Pricing
The Moto 360 Sport will cost $299 in the US, £219 ($ USD) in the UK, with no other word on pricing in other countries. With the same specs and features as the Moto 360 (with some minor differences), running Google’s Android Wear wearables platform, US pricing matches that of the Moto 360 2015 Edition.
Moto 360 Sport to get MotoMaker treatment?
Motorola has not said anything about the Moto 360 Sport and MotoMaker, but it would be a nice touch to Motorola’s own wearables collection. After all, the original Moto 360 has received MotoMaker access, as have a number of Motorola’s smartphones such as the Moto X and Moto G. It would be nice to see Motorola bring the MotoMaker treatment to the Moto 360 Sport where you can choose accent colors and other build materials (like brushed aluminum) for Motorola’s newest fitness gadget.