Moto 360 Sport review….

Moto3602ndGen_Sport_FrntFace_TruBlk_RGB1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS

I recently got my hands on the recently released MOTO 360 Sport and I must say on first wear I enjoyed the feel of the silicone watch band which had a sort of sporty rubbery feel.  I don’t really wear watches and only had experience with Nike fuel bands so this was a nice intro into the smartwatch world.  I immediately appreciated the matte black colorway and I found the watch design to be sleek and minimalist 👌🏼 (there is just one textured function button).   I was impressed with the vibrant display which had great visibility even in sunlight.

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2. FEATURES

  • Hear rate sensor
  • Wireless charging
  • Water Resistant (IP67 dust and warer resistant)
  • Ambient light sensor (screen adjusts to surrounding brightness)
  • WiFi connectivity (functions even if your phone is beyond Bluetooth range)

 

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3. THE LOWDOWN.

After using the watch for the last couple weeks, my favorite aspect of the watch (other than the sharp and vivid screen) is the notifications.  A gentle vibration let’s you know you’ve got an alert– not having to remove my phone from my jacket pocket and seeing notifications instantly on my Moto360 display was a convenience I really came to love.

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Important twitter updates! 👟

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 instagram alerts…

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keeping up with Kobe’s final season performances! 🏀

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Uber updates. 🚗

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Another great feature was the connectivity with my iphone’s playlist.  At the gym I could skip tracks/pause/play and adjust volume right from the watch face! 👌🏼

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I found the voice command/recognition to be pretty intuitive- allowing me to set alarms and reminders by just saying “Hey Google! …” 📅

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Here’s one of my favourite watch face designs- Shadow Clock.  I liked that I could change the watch face right from the watch (in settings) , here are my faves.

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Digital.

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Pascual.

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Rotate.

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Very cool and clean wireless charging dock.🔋

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The Moto body function is great because it tracks your heart rate, steps, “total burn”, and has a running function which lets you specify -indoor or outdoor, running time or distance while tracking your calorie burn. 🔥 A built-in stopwatch function also came in handy during my gym workouts.⏱

4. SUMMARY.

PROS. – Peppy app performance, nice selection of customizeable watch faces, comfortable and clean design, awesome vivid display.

CONS. – I feel like battery life could be better, but if you’re a person who has your charger nearby, this would be a non-issue.  I also feel like I couldn’t take full advantage of the watch’s capabilities because I used it with my Iphone 6s Plus, where obviously an android phone would be optimal.

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The Moto 360 Sport retails for $299US/ $379 CDN and is available now.

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