Moto 360 Sport review

A hampered hybrid

Moto 360 Sport review

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If you're looking for a running watch, the Moto 360 Sport may not be for you. Here are some of the competitors you may want to choose instead.

Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft's latest wearable device may be a better choice for you than the Moto 360 Sport. It's cheaper and comes with a curved design that looks quite different to a traditional watch.

The design of the Microsoft Band 2 looks smart and it offers a longer battery life than most wearables that have to power screens. It's not waterproof and doesn't come with GPS technology like the Moto 360 Sport, but if that's not something you need then maybe it's a good choice.

This is especially the choice to go for if you need a wearable that will connect up with a Windows Phone.

Moto 360 2015

Moto 360 2015

If you like elements of the Moto 360 Sport but think there's a lot left to desire in the design, the Moto 360 2015 may be the watch you should buy. This is one of the best looking smartwatches on the market and loses the plastic design of the Moto 360 Sport.

Performance wise it's an impressive set up compared to some other smartwatches on the market. It'll even work with your iPhone and comes with comfortable straps to switch to when your wrist doesn't feel right.

Battery life still isn't that impressive on the Moto 360 2015, but it's still a worthwhile purchase at $299 (£229, AU$329).

Samsung Gear S2

Gear S2

Not a fan of Android Wear? You may be better off grabbing the Samsung Gear S2. This smartwatch comes running Tizen software, which looks different to Android Wear and offers up an entirely different platform.

The Gear S2 is one of the best looking round smartwatches and it doesn't offer the flat tyre look of the Moto 360 watches.

Running Tizen does mean you won't get Android Wear apps, but apart from that this is a solid alternative to the Moto 360 Sport.

Sony Smartwatch 3

Sony Smartwatch 3

This smartwatch isn't particularly new, but the Sony Smartwatch 3 was the first Android Wear watch to come with GPS tracking built-in. The Moto 360 Sport is better at doing that, but the Sony Smartwatch 3 is still a solid GPS tracker watch that may suit your needs.

It has a slick performance and a great screen, but it's not as stylish as the Moto 360 Sport. It features a square design that you may like too.

The real highlight is that the Smartwatch 3 is now cheap compared to the Moto 360 Sport. Read through our review below and you'll know whether you want a Smartwatch 3 or a Moto 360 Sport.

Andrew Williams

Andrew is a freelance journalist and has been writing and editing for some of the UK's top tech and lifestyle publications including TrustedReviews, Stuff, T3, TechRadar, Lifehacker and others.