Talk About The Moto 360 Sport Design

Moto 360 Sport Design

The Moto 360 Sport was designed to be the more durable version of the new Moto 360, resulting in a watch you'd see drawn on the wrist of Charlie Brown. It's round, friendly, and simple, with a silver bezel surrounding the 1.37-inch, 360×325-pixel display and a strong silicone band. The display is always on, as most other Android Wear watches, and it has "any light" technology that uses sunlight in place of the watch's backlight to illuminate the display. This makes it easier to read in direct sunlight for those who often jog outside.

The band actually seals in the watch's toy-like character: it's slightly thicker than the silicone used on fitness watches as the Fitbit Surge; it's rounded at both ends; and it features a traditional watch closure. It's easy to put on, and the flexible material makes it comfortable at almost any tightness level, however the silicone attracts a world of dust, hair, fuzz, and everything else floating in the air around you.

The watch case isn't offensively thick, yet the display does have the typical "flat tire" issue that the other Moto 360 models have, where the bottom bit of the screen isn't actually screen. At two o'clock on the side lies the "crown" button, which you can press to wake up the display or long-press to reveal the app drawer. Inside the watch is a built-in GPS for running outside without your phone present, and the optical heart rate monitor shines through the back of the watch with its characteristic green glow.

Moto 360 Sport Design

It may look like a toy watch, whereas it really takes the best things about a serious fitness tracker and a serious smartwatch and marries them fairly well: the silicone band is comfortable and sweat-resistant, the display is designed to be visible in sunlight, and it's pretty lightweight at 1.9 ounces. The device is IP67 rated, meaning it will withstand dust and can be submerged in up to one meter of water before any harm will come to it. Unlike the regular Moto 360, though, you cannot interchange bands on the Sport. What you buy is what you get, and it comes in black, white, and orange.

One of the better things it takes from Android Wear watches is its setup. You just download the Android Wear app on your smartphone and follow the short instructions to pair the watch via Bluetooth. This timepiece has wireless charging like the new Moto 360, coming with a matte black stand that the watch sits on to charge. Once in its cradle, it automatically starts charging and turns the watch into a dimly lit clock you could use on your bedside table.