March 4, 2016

Get MOTOvated with the Moto 360 Sport

Fitness trackers and wearables are all the rage and are only getting more advanced and integrative as we move into 2016. Through my partnership with Fitfluential I was given the chance to try the new watch on the block from Motorola, the Moto 360 Sport. My boyfriend was super jealous because he had been reading about it for a while so I was excited to try it out. 

Now this isn't just a GPS watch, it's a watch for an entire active lifestyle. It has what I need for my everyday life including fitness, run-tracking, music, social media, weather updates, and calls or texts. Now all I need is for it to make me dinner and do my homework for me.


Get MOTOvated with the Moto 360 Sport

Sleek, easy-to use

The Moto 360 Sport works with both IOS and Android platforms, but integrates more of the functionality through Google if you have an Android Device. It connects via Wifi and Bluetooth to your device, and you can download Android Wear™ like I did so everything from my Android phone automatically synced up to the watch. When I first unboxed it, I immediately noticed how sleek the design was. I loved how it looked like a regular watch with the not too larger round LCD screen and silicone band. The watch comes in 3 colors-Black, White, and Flame Orange.

The standard screen is the sport watch face which shows daily steps, number of calories burned, a stopwatch, and how close you are towards a daily goal of 30 minutes of elevated heart activity. However you can change the watch face or download a bunch of other really pretty faces for your watch which completely makes it look more stylish and less like a fitness device.


Get MOTOvated with the Moto 360 Sport

The Moto 360 Sport features Anylight hybrid display which means it looks like an LCD screen indoors but if I'm outside and it's sunny it will use the natural sunlight to illuminate the screen so it isn't all washed out.

Run free

Of course you want to know just like I did how the Moto 360 Sport works as a running watch. It's really easy to just swipe over and open the Moto Running app on the watch. You just choose if you are indoors or outdoors and then can hit quick start or choose a workout goal based on time, distance, or calorie burn and GO! It synced to the GPS easily and allowed me to easily swipe or tap to see my heart rate, and lap details or pause/end the run. The main screen had exactly what I wanted to see displayed during my run-clock time, activity time, miles, and pace. You can also download music onto the watch to listen with Bluetooth headphones or even sync up the app Spotify like I did.


Get MOTOvated with the Moto 360 Sport

The best part of all is that you can run free WITHOUT a phone. I have limited data and hate running with my phone so I usually just bring a watch. The Moto 360 Sport has built in GPS so you just start your run and go! Without Wifi it still tracks runs, heart rate, steps, as well as time and alarm usage. Running in the city I've noticed the GPS to be off a little sometimes which affected my mileage and pace times tracking. I'd like to try the watch in areas with less buildings to see if would be more accurate.

For Life on the Go

Like I said besides running, the Moto 360 Sport tracks steps and heart rate. It has a wrist-based heart rate monitor I it so the watch fits flush to your wrist, which I love because I hate wearing heart rate monitor straps. I found the heart rate bounced around a little but still gave me a nice, general idea.

I loved that I could get the weather, traffic updates, sports team alerts right on my screen. I also could answer incoming phone calls, text messages, or set reminders by simply saying "Ok Google" and then stating what I wanted to do. The battery is supposed to last a full day with the "Always On mode' in effect, but I found it to last less than that. It lasted longer if I turned "Always On mode" off, especially if I did so during runs. However the watch has a cool wireless charger that recharged the battery quickly once I sat the watch onto the charging dock.
Get MOTOvated with the Moto 360 Sport


Overall I found the Moto 360 Sport to keep me super "MOTOvated" because even if I was swamped with schoolwork and couldn't fit in a workout, I'd at least be reminded to hit my daily step goal that was displayed on my watch face. The fact that it made tracking a run so easy was also great. I could also easily check the weather, text messages, or set reminders as I was running out the door in the mornings. Besides some of my battery and GPS issues I really loved how this watch was made for not just a runner in mind, but a person living an all-around active lifestyle.


Get MOTOvated with the Moto 360 Sport-running watch



Watch this video for more information about the Moto 360 Sport!

You can win a Moto 360 Sport!

You can purchase a Moto 360 Sport at Motorola.com, Verizon.com, or Amazon as well at stores like Best Buy, Nordstrom, and the Moto Shop in downtown Chicago. You could also just try to win one from Fitfluential right here!

Motorola and Fitfluential are giving away not 1 but 4 Moto 360 Sport watches. All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter below before March 19-good luck!


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

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What keeps you motivated to stay active? 

20 comments:

  1. I am having so much fun with my watch! I love that it does so much at once :D

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  2. I love how sleek this watch looks!

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    1. Same-it really doesn't look like a "fitness tracker" at all!

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  3. Love the watch. I have the regular one and it kinda went laggy on me, contacted customer service and they are sending me a new one right now. Would love to add this to my collection.

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    1. That's awesome that customer service was so great too!

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  4. pretty much everything is taking a back seat in the winter; looking forward to the trails being mud-free.

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    1. Yeah the winter can be so rough sometimes.

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  5. I love how much that watch can do! I like to sign up for a few races at the right at the beginning of spring so I stay motivated to keep running!

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    1. I definitely sign up for spring races for motivation too.

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  6. I run all year long. Being registered for a race keeps me motivated.

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    1. Totally agree-shelling out money for a race will definitely get my butt out for a run or to the gym!

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  7. Remembering how sluggish and tired I always was when I was overweight keeps me motivated to staying active.

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  8. Needing that endorphin rush is what keeps me going.

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  9. Yes! Winter miles make spring smiles. :)

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  10. Doing a 10k program really helps you stay motivated to run when it gets cold!

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    1. I definitely agree-running with others helps!

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