Motorola launched the Moto 360 (2nd Gen) smartwatch in India towards the end of last year. While it only launched the leather and metal variants, the company is now planning on launching the Sport variant as well. It has put up a teaser on Twitter hinting at a launch on April 27 with the caption — “#WhatsYourExcuse to not wake up for the morning cricket match? 3 more days to go for Moto 360 Sport!” Also Read - Motorola Moto Tab G70 appears on BIS, indicates imminent launchAlso Read - Redmi Note 11T to Moto G31: Phones launches expected in India next week
The Moto 360 Sport, as the name suggests, is primarily aimed at sports enthusiasts and athletes. One of the major differences between the Sport variant and the leather and metal variants are the materials used. The Sport variant features a rubber body and also includes silicone straps. Also Read - Motorola G51 5G price, launch time tipped in new leak
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It also comes with a built-in GPS to track the distance you ran as well as the route, and also boasts a heart-rate sensor, to monitor the physical exertion. Other sensors include gyroscope, accelerometer, altimeter, which together help you monitor your physical activities.
The Moto 360 Sport features a 1.37-inch display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, and a 300mAh battery, which Motorola says is good enough to survive the day. It also features what Motorola calls AnyLight Display that helps in making the display legible under bright sunlight.
It runs on Android Wear, and connects to smartphones via Bluetooth 4.0. It is compatible with smartphones running on Android 4.3 or higher, and iOS 8.2 or higher.
The Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) was launched in India with prices ranging from Rs 19,999 and Rs 23,999. Though it was earlier limited to Flipkart and Myntra, it is now available on Amazon India as well. At the time of filing the story, Flipkart is offering Rs 1,500 discount on the Moto 360 (2nd Gen) smartwatches, which bring the price down to Rs 18,499 and Rs 22,499 respectively.
While the prices for the Moto 360 Sport are under the wraps, it is available in the US for around $300 (Rs 20,000 approximately). Around this price range, the upcoming smartwatch will have to compete against the likes of the Fitbit Surge and even the slightly more expensive Apple Watch Sport.