Smartwatches are in the news, with lots of attention being given to the ones that help monitor your physical statistics and progress while working out. Whether you’re a serious or recreational runner, a daily gym rat or weekend warrior, these watches are coming into their own in helping you reach your fitness goals.
One stand-out smartwatch available from Verizon Wireless is the Moto 360 Sport, which incorporates some of the most-desired features of an intelligent sportwatch.
The Moto 360 Sport benefits all exercise levels
The Moto 360 Sport monitors your heart rate with incredible accuracy*, which is beneficial to casual and serious exercisers alike.
Let’s say you’re the more casual runner or workout enthusiast…the one who works out a few times a week. Maybe one of your goals is to lower your resting heart rate. Or maybe you want to shorten the amount of time it takes for your heart to return to its resting rate after exercising. By monitoring your heart rate before, during and after a workout, you can track your progress. An added benefit is that, once you see your improvement, you’re likely to be more motivated to continue or even increase how often you exercise.**
But what if you are that gym rat or serious runner we mentioned? Well, you get all of the benefits above, plus by supplying you with real-time heart rate data, the Moto 360 Sport helps you pace yourself during training and competitions. That’s a real plus for the serious athlete. And with Moto Body, you’re able to measure the time spent in different heart rate zones to help you reach your goals.
What else should you look for in a smart sportwatch?
You’ve already experienced the benefits of GPS technology in your car and on your smartphone. Now you can experience GPS tracking right on your wrist. The Moto 360 Sport’s built-in GPS works with Moto Body to track your distance, pace, lap times and more. It makes your run more productive and challenges you to go the extra distance. And you don’t have to carry your phone to know how you’re doing.
Another quality to look for in an exceptional sportwatch is its compatibility with the more popular fitness apps. These apps help you set goals, track your activity, modify your routines and see your progress. The Moto 360 Sport certainly gets high grades on fitness app compatibility. It seamlessly integrates with Android™ fitness apps including Fitbit®***, MapMyRun®, Under Armour Record™ and Strava. Moto Body records your workout data and syncs directly with these apps to keep your history current. (Apps available separately).
Construction and Comfort
Construction and comfort are other qualities you should consider when buying a smart sportwatch… another reason the Moto 360 Sport deserves your attention. Its IP-67 water-resistant, rugged silicone construction stands up to grueling workouts. It won’t absorb sweat and resists fading or staining. The comfortable design includes side ventilation to help keep you cool while accumulating those miles and burned calories.
Readability is critical in choosing a smart sportwatch. You have to be able to see your display at a glance without having to squint or move your wrist into the perfect position to avoid sun glare. The Moto 360 Sport’s exclusive AnyLight display is a hybrid screen that automatically adapts to the level of natural light. Indoors, it’s a readable LCD screen. Outdoors, it reflects natural light, making the screen clear and sharp… not washed out like on some other sportwatches.
And let’s not forget music capability. If music plays a part in your exercise routine, the Moto 360 Sport will not disappoint. It enables you to pace your workout with your favorite tunes wirelessly. Just sync your playlists and podcasts from Google Play™ Music with your Moto 360 Sport, then listen using Bluetooth® headphones (sold separately).
The Moto 360 Sport goes way beyond the workout
You’ll want to keep this smartwatch on your wrist all day. The Moto 360 Sport not only looks great with its classic round design, edge-to-edge scratch-resistant glass and extremely thin bezel, it also packs so many features that reflect your dynamic life style.
For instance, the Moto 360 Sport places the power of Android Wear™ right on your wrist. It enables you to read Gmail and calendar invites. Check traffic and weather conditions. Update Facebook. Talk to friends on Whatsapp. And so much more.
Not only that, you can control the Moto 360 Sport by just saying, “Okay Google.” Ask it questions like, “When’s my next appointment?” Or fire off a text message and so much more, all hands-free. And because it’s equipped with Bluetooth® 4.0, it wirelessly syncs with your compatible smartphone, sending the information you need most right to your wrist. The Moto 360 Sport’s Wi-Fi compatibility keeps you connected even if your watch is beyond Bluetooth® range.
Top all of this off with a long-lasting internal battery able to provide up to 1.5 days of mixed use with Ambient off and up to a full day of use with Ambient on, and you have a smart sportwatch that genuinely stands out. +
To learn more about the Moto 360 Sport, click here.
*All activity measurements and calculations are estimates. Accuracy is affected by various factors including
physiology, location of device and different movements.
**Always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any exercise program.
***Fitbit is a registered trademark and service mark of Fitbit, Inc. Moto Body is designed for use with the Fitbit platform. This product is not put out by Fitbit, and Fitbit does not service or warrant the functionality of this product.
+Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier network and signal strength.