Back when Motorola announced the 2nd gen. Moto 360 smartwatch, they unveiled three versions. The regular model, a model for women which simply came with a smaller case, and the Moto 360 Sport which would be aimed at those wanting something more for the active lifestyle and coming with a more sporty look. The Moto 360 Sport has yet to launch, but this morning Motorola has revealed that the watch will hit stores in the UK and France beginning on December 18th, followed by the U.S. on January 7th, 2016, and other regions including Mexico and Canada, Spain, China, and Brazil sometime next year.
Motorola also states that the Moto 360 Sport will hit Best Buy stores in the U.S. on January 10th, so you’ll be able to physically make the purchase of the device and walk out with it not too long after it launches inside the country. The Moto 360 Sport will have much of the same functionality as the original Moto 360 2nd Gen, but with the additive of built-in GPS. It will also carry a heart rate sensor for monitoring your heart rate continuously during active moments or simply throughout the day, and thanks to the rubberized silicone strap for the watch band and casing, it’s resistant to sweat and moisture so you can use it without worry even in the rain. This is also the first smartwatch to feature a hybrid display which Motorola is calling AnyLight that they boast will increase outdoor visibility of the screen.
It still runs Android Wear just like the other Moto 360 models, so you can expect access to all of the Android Wear apps other watches have including things like Maps, Play Music, and more. It’s also compatible with multiple fitness apps like Fitbit and UA Record, and Moto Body can easily feed any tracked fitness data to those apps or another of your choosing which supports Android Wear. Motorola unfortunately, doesn’t list pricing for the UK , France, or for any of the other countries except for the U.S. Pricing here will be $299 with options for different colors of the watch, which puts it at about $50 below the starting cost of the Moto 360 2nd Gen. models. Once the watch is available, you’ll be able to grab it from Motorola’s own website and likely from places like Amazon until the 10th of January rolls around.