The fitness centric variant of the Moto 360, dubbed the Moto 360 Sport, isn’t a totally new device from Motorola. However, it is finally getting a launch date set after being shown earlier in the year alongside the Moto 360 2nd gen device. the Moto 360 Sport still brings all the wonderful things that the Android Wear toting brothers offer, except it isn’t geared towards being the traditional watch you wear to work and dinner parties.
Instead, the Moto 360 Sport is constructed of a durable silicone which doesn’t absorb sweat and is resistant to fading and staining. It carriers a IP67 water-resistant rating which clears it as being completely protected against dust and protected against immersion between 15cm and 1 meter. Although, Motorola is quick to note that it is not water proof. The Sport carriers a 1.37-inch LCD-based round AnyLight display that is designed to give you optimal viewing indoors and outdoors. It carries a pixel density of 263ppi with a resolution of 360 x 325. You will also find built-in GPS to track your workouts along with the usual accelerometer, gyroscopes, ambient light sensor, and vibration motor.
Official additional spec details:
â€¢AnyLight Hybrid Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
â€¢45mm diameter case, 11.5mm thick
â€¢300mAh battery (full day life with mixed ambient use)
â€¢Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core processor
â€¢Adreno 305 graphics with 450MHz GPU
â€¢Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
â€¢Heart rate monitor
â€¢Dual digital mics
The Moto 360 Sport will launch in Black, White and Flame Orange. As for pricing and availability, well, those in the US wanting to put one on their Christmas wish list will miss out. The Moto 360 Sport is set to launch in the UK and France on December 18th. The US will be seeing the device live on January 7th through Motorola.com with a price tag of $299. On January 10th is goes to other locations such as Best Buy and the Moto store in Chicago. Motorola will be pushing the device to Brazil, Canada, China and Mexico later next year.