"The Moto 360 Sport isn't the running smartwatch you are looking for"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
The Moto 360 Sport isn't the running smartwatch you are looking for
This is the Moto 360 Sport, it's one of the few smart watches to include GPS, which as a runner I really like.
It allows me to measure pace and distance when running without having to carry my smartphone.
The watch also uses a new display technology that helps keep it visible whether in direct sunlight or indoors.
But really the good ends there.
The watch is powered by Android wear so it can display notification from your iPhone or android device and personalize cards with information on things like weather or the traffic.
But Android wear's still feels like in a work in progress.
As a running watch, I actually like the Moto 360.
But the more I use it, I became frustrated.
The watch features an optical heart rate sensor and provides a lot of post running data And Motorola's built in Moto body app handled everything really well, including activity tracking for things like steps and calories burned.
But the app is missing some features.
There's no auto pause or interval training.
There's also no way to manually create a lap.
Pressing the side button simply brings you back to the home screen.
It's very frustrating.
To pause the watch during a run you actually have to double tap the screen.
It's not practical whatsoever.
The watch also isn't waterproof so you can't wear it in the shower or the pool.
As for battery life?
Well, you will have to charge it daily.
It wouldn't even last me 12 hours on days I went for a run, which is completely unacceptable.
With an active GPS signal, you would be lucky to get four hours.
Many running watches tend to last more than ten hours.
The Moto 360 Sport is available for $300 in the US, which is quite high given its limitations.
Overall you're just better off buying a traditional running watch that has some sort of smart features.
For more information, check out my full review over at Cnet.com, I'm Dan Graziano from CNET and that was a first look at the Moto 360 Sport.
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