There are smartwatches, and there are fitness trackers. If you want any combination of the two, you’ll have to accept the compromises inherent in cramming a lot of sensors into an attractive, wrist-sized package. This is the problem the Moto 360 Sport comes tantalisingly close to solving.
The Moto 360 Sport is a cousin of the 2015 Moto 360 Smartwatch, but with some subtle modifications to make it better for people who like to sweat. Specifically it features a waterproof body, non-interchangeable rubber strap, GPS, and a more accurate barometric altimeter, to measure exactly how many mountains you haven’t climbed. Add that to the 42mm circular screen, heart rate sensor, and Android Wear OS that come standard with any Moto 360, and it’s an impressive smartwatch/fitness tracker package.
As a day-to-day watch, the Sport feels more like a regular 360 (read the review) in a less glamorous package. Notifications still pop up, Google Maps is as good a navigational companion as ever, and the always-on OK Google Now actually works as a party trick.