Running MOTOvated: Moto 360 Sport Review

Moto 360 Sport Watch

How do you stay motivated to keep running day after day? Is it your running friends, your dog, your doctor, a big race, or something else? For me, like many runners, it’s a combination of things. I like to compete, but I also want to be fit and stay healthy for as long as I can. And, like you, I can always use a little help staying #MOTOvated.


The Moto 360 Sport is a powerful GPS smartwatch that gives me the immediate feedback I need during my runs and cumulative health data all day long. But, what really sets this watch apart for me is the fact that I can wear it to a business meeting with clients and it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb shouting “Look at me, I’m a runner!” With interchangeable watch faces, you can customize the look of the Moto 360 Sport to match your environment with a tap of your finger.

Moto 360 Sport Watch Features

MOTO 360 Sport Workouts

  • Heart Rate monitor (no strap needed)
  • GPS
  • Stopwatch
  • Play Music (Bluetooth headphones required)
  • Daily Step Totals
  • Calories Burned
  • Moto Body Feedback (free App download)
  • Sync run data using Androidโ„ข fitness apps like MapMyRun, Fitbit, and Strava
  • Send and receive text messages
  • Email alerts and messages
  • Phone call notifications
  • Facebook updates
  • Beautiful display in full sunlight
  • Durable Gorilla glass

The strong silicone construction of the Moto 360 Sport doesnโ€™t absorb sweat and resists fading or staining, while side ventilation channels help you stay cool. The watch comes in your choice of colors: black, white and flame orange. Attention to detail and overall design aesthetics make this a standout in the GPS fitness watch category.

Overall Usability of the Moto 360 Sport Watch

๐Ÿ‘ The Moto 360 is designed to be paired with an Android phone. There are additional apps like Strava, Android Wear, and Moto Body that are necessary to realize the full potential of this device. Setup was pretty straightforward, and I was up and running (literally) within 15 minutes of unboxing the product.

๐Ÿ‘Ž I found that I had to restart my phone, an HTC M8, to regain my Bluetooth connection to the watch on several occasions. This could just as likely be an issue with my phone, but annoying nonetheless. Once connected, everything synced quickly and I could use the apps to interact with the data and configuration of my Moto 360 Sport.

๐Ÿ‘ Email messages and text messages can be sent to your wrist via your phone. I found this to be really convenient, I even searched Google a few times using voice commands. Pretty awesome!

๐Ÿ‘ I charged the watch every night, and found that it made it through the next day and my run without fail. It sits on a small cradle and doubles as a clock on my bedside table while charging. 

๐Ÿ‘Ž The design of the watch is sleek and stylish, but with that sleek style comes a small amount of sacrifice. It can be tricky to interact with the face of the watch when you fingers are sticky, wet, or sweaty. I would have appreciated being able to use a button during my interval workouts rather than tapping the screen and scrolling.

๐Ÿ‘ The bright colors and sharp visual display are a definite plus. I was really quite impressed by the quality and brightness of the display and I enjoyed being able to read my watch even in direct sunlight. The band is also quite comfortable and I find myself wearing the watch all day to check my overall heart rate trends.

You can enter to win a free watch in the raffle below, or if you can find one at, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Amazon, Google Play,, and at the Moto Shop in downtown Chicago. Connect with others to share your fitness story and your tricks for staying motivated by using the hashtags #MOTOvated, #MOTO360sport in your conversation. 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motorola. The opinions and text are all mine.


4 thoughts on “Running MOTOvated: Moto 360 Sport Review

  1. I train all year round winter included! Nothing better than a run on a crisp winters morning as the sun comes up….well except a run as the sun comes up on a warm summers day!! I go out first thing in the morning before I realise how cold it actually is!!

  2. I love winter running! A good pair of gloves, lots of layers, and fleece tights helps tremendously. If there’s snow or ice on the ground, lightweight strap-on ice cleats do wonders as well.