Moto 360 Smartwatch: Ideal Device For Athletes

Most people who practice some physical activity to monitor data relevant to the exercise, as the amount of steps, calorie burning, the mileage travelled and the performance by distance. To offer a device aimed at this audience-and also for the casual user-Motorola developed the Bike 360 Sport, a sports version of the second generation of wearable.

If you see someone on the street using the appliance, hardly notice that it is a smartwatch clock. That’s because the design chosen for the second generation of wereable continues similar to a common clock. So much so that, in peace, the only way to expose your “smart” condition is if a notification is displayed. The various options for the look of the background-ranging from classic look, with pointers, the most elaborate-let the appliance even more discreet.

The freedom of the user with respect to the design ends up there. In Brazil, the 360 Sport Bike is only available in black color and the bracelet, made entirely of silicone, cannot be exchanged or replaced, making it impossible for the user to customize the device. Although comfortable, not to leave marks on the skin and count on quality flooring, bracelet accumulates dirt and dust particles.

Even with the presence of the motion sensor at the bottom, the screen of the second generation of Bike 360 is smaller. Although count on 1.37-inch display, against 1.6 inches from the previous generation, the limitation does not bother so much and after a few hours of use, goes unnoticed. The resolution is 360 X 325 pixels with 263 PPI (pixels per inch).
One of the most interesting news of the device is the AnyLight Bike functionality, a kind of hybrid screen that takes the environmental light conditions into account to provide the ideal brightness. This prevents the screen, when exposed to sunlight, dark.

As a type of wrist watches defined by, the Moto 360 has the version 5.1.1 of the Android operating system, adapted from the Wear of the Google developed especially for wearable devices. The functionality is equal to that of other smartwatches: the user downloads a mobile application and makes pairing through the Bluetooth connection. Ready! Both your email as your social networks and some applications installed on your smartphone that are also compatible with the wereable as WhatsApp and Spotify, are available. From there, the possibilities are almost endless: you can read and respond to messages, do research with the command “Ok Google”, set alarms, use apps compatible and even play.
One of the novelties of the device is that it doesn’t have to be all the time connected to the smartphone, as with the first device, thanks to the advent of Wi-Fi connection, something that appears to be basic in any “smart” but that just came to watch smart from Motorola. Remember that, still, some features of Android Wear need Bluetooth to work.


One of the most common complaints of the predecessor, the Moto 360, is related to the poor performance of the battery, which couldn’t take a single day use. For the Sport version, Motorola opted to let the load even lower. The battery suffered a downgrade and went from 320 mAh to 300 mAh. But does this low actually represents a difference? During the tests, with moderate use, the Bike 360 Sport came at the end of the day with up to 20 percent of its charge remaining.
Another problem is in the charger. Since the Watch has no USB input, the user finds himself forced to carry a cable and a dock if you do not want to stay in the hand.

Especially for sports
Since the unit has been designed primarily for the public to play sports, the Technology took the watch to run. Equipped with a pedometer that takes into account the swing arm to count the number of steps taken by the user, heart rate monitor, which collects its data every five minutes and provides an analysis of your heart rate throughout the day and GPS, the device is a great ally for those who want to overcome your own limits.
Using the Bike Body, application that comes pre-installed on the clock, the user gets information about the results of the exercise, in addition to monitoring progress over the days and have access to a graphic stating its best performances. To be paired with the smartphone, all these data are saved on Google account.