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Moto 360 Sport revealed with a durable fitness-focused design

by Jacob Kleinman | September 2, 2015September 2, 2015 12:10 pm PDT

Motorola just announced the Moto 360 Sport. This fitness-focused wearable device packs a few special features that make it one of the most exciting Android Wear products we’ve ever seen.

The Moto 360 Sport features a unibody plastic design that actively wicks away your sweat. It comes in white, blacks and orange, which Motorola says is a particularly hot color right now, though more options could arrive in the future. It’s also water-resistant, though it’s unclear if you’ll be able to take your Moto 360 Sport into the pool. Motorola told us it’s already hit an IP67 rating, but hopes it can get that up to IP68.

The new smartwatch packs a built-in GPS, along with the option to store music and push it straight to your Bluetooth headphones. That means you can leave your smartphone at home when you go out for a run. It also features something called an AnyLight display, which uses reflective light so it’s easy to read in direct sunlight and saves on battery life at the same time.

The Moto 360 Sport in still a work in progress and I didn’t have a chance to try out the actual device. A dummy unit (pictured above) still felt pretty nice on my wrist, though it definitely doesn’t look as flashy as the second-generation Moto 360.

We still don’t know when the Moto 360 Sport will actually be available or how much it will cost, but Motorola says it will have more information for us later in the month.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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