The new second generation Moto 360 Sport launched in Canada the other day on the Telus website and we knew sales would expand to Best Buy and the Google Store. Today, the Moto 360 Sport came up in the Canadian Google Store, but listed as “Coming Soon.” There is no price listed, but we can assume it will be no more than the $380 CAD that it costs at Telus and Best Buy. Even though the body of Moto 360 Sport is made out of plastic and silicone, it seems to be carrying the same price tag as the stainless steel second generation Moto 360. The Moto 360 Sport is being made in three colors – black, white and orange – only the black version is listed in the Google Play Store.
The same price makes sense when you realize that the Moto 360 Sport does offer a few extras that the metal Moto 360 does not. For one thing, the Moto 360 Sport’s plastic and silicone body with a one piece strap is IP67 rated to avoid damage by body sweat or that light rain shower you may encounter while jogging outside. It also comes with side ventilation channels that help keep your wrist cool and dry. It also has a new hybrid display called AnyLight…and as the name suggests, you can see the display in ‘any lighting’ situation, such as the bright sunlight you may encounter while exercising outdoors and is the world’s first hybrid display that reflects natural sunlight, making the screen easy to read outdoors. You can also track your workout without carrying your smartphone with you because of the Moto 360’s built-in GPS feature allows you to track distance traveled, pace, lap times, and more are recorded and synced to your favorite fitness apps, such as the Moto Body App.
The Moto 360 Sport has a 1.37-inch (35mm) display with Gorilla Glass 3 for protection and sports 263 pixels-per-inch (PPI). A faster and better processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, was chosen this time around. It is clocked at 1.2 GHz and comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory with a 300 mAh battery providing the power…power that must be recharged ever day with its cradle. An Adreno 305 clocked at 450 MHz handles GPU functions. The Moto 360 Sport has Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11b/g so you can select how you want to communicate with your smartphone or other source. It includes a Barometric Altimeter, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Vibration/Haptics engine and an Optical heart rate monitor.