The 2nd gen oto 360 has become one of my all-time favorite wearables because of its new design, improved hardware and those undeniably good-looking glugs. Although I've never wanted to use it while at the gym, Motorola has your back. Well, sort of. It requires a purchase of an entirely new product called the Moto 360 Sport. Let's check out what the Sport version of the Moto 360 is all about.
The packaging of the Moto 360 Sport is all too familiar to us. Other than the package saying Moto 360 Sport, it's basically the same as the normal Moto 360. The unboxing experience is exactly the same too. Inside, you'll find the 360 Sport inside the plastic case just like the old Moto 360. And underneath all of that, you'll find the same charging dock and the same single piece AC to micro USB adapter. Setup is exactly the same as any other Android Wear device and you'll basically spring right into the same old Android Wear experience.
So by now, you're probably asking yourself what are the differences between the Moto 360 Sport and the Moto 360? Well, between the Sport and the 360, you'll find the Sport only comes in the smaller 42mm size. This packs in a 1.37-inch display with a resolution of 360x325. Though unlike the Moto 360, which uses a typical LCD panel, the Sport uses the AnyLight hybrid display from Motorola, which uses LCD endorsed like before but when you go outside, it starts reflecting ambient light from the sun to give you a clearer view of what's on your watch. However, it's not AMOLED or anything like that and it's still some kind of LCD technology but we are definitely very interested in seeing how well the readability of this Sport is outside.
Although apart from that, you'll find the exact same specs as found on the normal Moto 360 2nd gen, which includes a Snapdragon 400 processor, half a GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and yada yada. Size-wise, you can see that it's just about the same thickness as the Moto 360 and it weighs fairly close as well. The bands that come with the Moto 360 are pretty darn soft and they're very stretchy. But one thing I've noticed right off the bat is that it attracts a lot of dust and other things from any surface you lay it on. And to me, it doesn't appear to be detachable at all. So what happens if you damage the band or just wear it out from working out too much? You basically have one option, you just buy an entirely new watch. I'm not exactly sure if that's a brilliant idea.
Though it does look pretty good in my opinion and it's finally something I can take to the gym and not have to worry about staining the band on my Moto 360.