Motorola has released its new fitness-focused smartwatch called Moto 360 Sport. This new device is now available on the UK market and it costs somewhere around £219. US customers will have to wait a little bit longer, because this device will be available here on January 7 and it will cost 299 dollars.
The classic Moto 360 has been a huge success this year on the market, being considered one of the best smartwatches out there. So, will the new Moto 360 Sport have the same success? The answer to this question will probably be discovered next year, when the new device will be globally released.
The new Moto 360 Sport is also considered to be the second Android Wear device that comes with a GPS. The first smartwatch that had this feature was Sony Smartwatch 3. How will the GPS feature make this watch even better? Well, GPS will allow users to track pace and distance when running, without needing any other device, like a smartphone. Moreover, it seems that the GPS signal is better than Garmin’s Forerunner 630, which is a really good result because Garmin has a lot of experience in the industry.
As for display, this is pretty nice. Moto 360 is the first smartwatch that comes with a display which combines a traditional backlit LCD screen and a front-lit reflective one. This combination will allow the screen to remain visible even on outdoors with direct sunlight. This is an incredible feature, making this smartwatch really attractive. The battery life will probably be a problem, because users will most likely have to charge it daily. Why? Well, because when the GPS feature is turned on, the battery life will start to shrink. At approximately 30-minute run with the GSP on, the battery has been reduced to 85 percent.
To be added that on the new Moto 360 Sport, users will find a single button situated in the two o’clock position. Pushing this button, the only action will be to go back to the home screen. So, this means that everything will be controlled by touch.