Motivation with Moto 360 Sport

Motivation can be such a tricky thing. Not everyone is motivated by the same things, and sometimes it can be hard to figure out what gets you going personally. I have had t try many different tactics to keep me motivated to stay fit and healthy, and honestly I have realized that it’s not just one thing for me.

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Wanting to set a good example for my daughter, having group accountability, and keeping track of progress are all good motivators for me. My toddler is a little to young to go run with me (haha) but I still try to get a good example by being active with her, going on walks, and playing outside. I joined a boot camp class for motivation in a group setting (it’s expensive so I go simply to not waste money, if nothing else), and I keep track of data like my steps walked, heart rate, calories burned, and run stats because seeing progress is definitely motivating.

I have used many different things in the past few years to help keep track of my stats, and the new Moto 360 Sport watch is by far the coolest thing!


Right out of the box, I knew I was going to like this watch because it is a good size. I have other touch screen watches but the faces have been really big, so this guy is ahead of his time by having all the same technology but in a sleeker design. The flame orange is pretty awesome to me, but if it’s not your favorite, the Moto 360 Sport also comes in white and black.

So let’s start with the obvious for me, all about the numbers for this data and running geek. This watch gives it all to you without having to carry your phone. The top left number on the above photo is how many minutes I have moved that day, the bottom lest is my calorie burn, top right is steps walked, and bottom right is the second hand for the clock. The clock face I had my watch on is the “sport” one, and as you can see I can easily hit ONE BUTTON….START from the main screen and start my run. It will track all the stats of a regular GPS watch as well as heart rate and time spent in different heart rate zones, but that is just the beginning!

Music on the run? Sure! There are 4 GB of space and it is compatible with Spotify which is awesome (love the integration!) Oh, speaking of integration, it is also compatible with programs you may already use like FitBit, Map My Run, and Strava.

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Check out the cool charging dock, just set it inside the cradle. I have to charge it nightly because it has so many cool features always running, but that’s ok, it’s totally worth it!

I downloaded Android Wear™ which allowed me to sync up my watch so that I can check traffic, weather, get social media or email notifications, and even text messages!

The watch itself is very durable, make of silicone that doesn’t absorb sweat while ventilation channels keep you cool. The Motorola AnyLight display is really brilliant. It’s the world’s first hybrid screen and you can read the display even in bright sunlight because it adapts to the light level around it. So cool.

Another really cool aesthetic is the ability to change the watch face. There are tons to choose from, like this gorgeous blossom option.

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Now, I don’t know about you but I think that is MOTOvating! If you are a numbers + technology geek like me, then you should give this watch a shot. Maybe it could be a good motivator for you like is has been for me.

Whatever it may be, I hope you can find something that MOTOvates you to get and stay healthy. We all need a reason to keep on keeping on, it’s so important! Reading blogs and having people encourage me has also been a big help, so if any of you ever need a little motivational boost, I will be happy to help you out, so feel free to email me anytime. But for now, check out this awesome video that will tell you a little more about the Moto 360 Sport watch.

You can purchase your own watch at, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Amazon, Google Play,, and at the Moto Shop in downtown Chicago.

To help get you MOTOvated, Motorola is giving away FOUR watches! Simply follow the rafflecoptor instructions below. Good luck!

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

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  1. Dominica says:

    Children are great motivators! My two little girls (6yrs and 5 months ) are my reaaons to get back to running asap!

  2. I have been searching for motivation post partum and really struggle with making the time on top of energy to do it. My son motivates me, but my drive to feel good is also there pushing me

  3. Joy Hargraves says:

    Heather this is awesome!! I use a Fitbit, and did not even know Motorola was getting in the biz!! Thank you!!

  4. Stephanie Federer says:

    This is what I’ve been looking for!!!! I so NEED this!!

  5. Carol Landry says:

    I stay motivated by running with a partner. I also do group classes as well. I suck at exercising alone!

  6. Bridie Rist says:

    Since I live in FL it’s not the cold that makes winter training hard for me. Instead it’s all the extra commitments that seem to come up during that time period. Combined with holiday travel I tend to fall off in my training and then have to play catch up during race season. I try to stay motivated by keeping up with my numbers; I am definitely a numbers geek.

  7. My running slips in winter due to the darkness and cold. I try to stay motivated by hitting 10k steps a day even if it is just a lot of trips to the water cooler at work!

  8. I tend to do bettering the spring, winters just aren’t fun. Looking forward to my race calendar this year. And having three girls who all play sports keeps me in shape too.

  9. Stephanie says:

    I live in Wisconsin so the treadmill becomes my best friend during the winter months. Signing up for a big race also helps kept me motivated.

  10. Nicole Bynum says:

    I live in central Florida so the winter time is my favorite time to get out and run! Summertime is when I need the #MOTOvation
    This watch looks amazing!

  11. I try to stay motivated in the winter. I do most of my runs, especially during the winter, on the treadmill. I want my girls to see that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, as long as you put in the work.

  12. Hilary Klein says:

    This watch looks awesome. I like the Fitbit integration too

  13. My MOTOvation through the winter is just wanting to spend some time outside! I hate being cooped up in the house so much through the winter!

  14. Samantha says:

    Wow that watch is awesome! I love that the second hand is like that! I hate being cold so winter running isn’t my favorite but I just think about how much better I’ll feel and I can usually make myself get out the door. Running has been my go to stress reliever throughout nursing school so I know I NEED to get in a run in order to study better and not go crazy! This winter I’m engaged so the motivation to feel confident in my wedding dress has been motivation for me!

  15. Heather says:

    I try to stay motivated to keep active and running so I can keep eating 😉 I have a poor diet and basically run to eat my favorite foods! Motivation is making sure my jeans fit!!!

  16. megan w. says:

    I just feel so much better over all when I get a workout in! Especially when it’s first thing in the morning. And, with two kids, running is MY time and much needed. 🙂

  17. Morgan R says:

    I love the face on the watch, it’s so pretty! Do you need to wear a chest strap to monitor heart rate or does it use your pulse?

  18. My son motivates me because he loves it when I push him in the stroller on runs.

  19. It had been really difficult to stay motivated this time around, but usually having a race as a goal helps me stay motivated.

  20. Blake G says:

    Having a specific goal… race, time, steps, etc… help keeps me motivated. This watch looks awesome- I’ve been looking for a new GPS watch and will definitely have to check it out.

  21. Heather says:

    I keep a calendar on the fridge with my workouts written on each day. This way if I am trying to get out of working out because “I dont know what to do” I look at the calendar. No excuses!!

  22. I’ve been looking at the Moto 360. It’s hard to stay motivated since I’ve changed from iOS to Android and no longer have an Apple Watch. I guess I just like all the numbers!

  23. Emily Kristen says:

    Love the idea of this! I have a basic Fitbit and sometimes have to wear a watch or a running watch with it so I love that this is everything in one item!

  24. I register for spring races to keep me running in the winter. If I pay for the race, I better pay for it.

  25. Ohhhh pretty! I love me some running technology! I actually LOVE winter running. I stink at running in the heat, so I take advantage of our cooler weather and run, run, run while I can.

  26. I have been on the hunt for a good tracking watch & havent heard of this one. I’m so intrigued.
    Yep – I keep up at home during the winter. Cant slack off or summer is like a slug

  27. I’ve kept motivated this winter by buying a summer bathing suit that’s been prominently displayed. Sometimes that cold has been hard to overcome but with the right layers and that suit in view it’s been a good season!!

  28. I’d love to use this for running! During the winter I try to keep running indoors on the treadmill, and I stay motivated by running with a friend.

  29. Keeping my current fitness level is enough to motivate me. I’ve worked so hard to get to this point. I’d be so sad to lose it.

    That watch looks neat. I’m on the market for a new one so I’ll definitely be looking into it further.

  30. I stay fit over the winter by group exercise classes. I like body pump and spin class. I live in the south so I can run outside sometimes too. I prefer to be outside but when the weather doesn’t permit it as much, I like the group environment. I am ready to run and bike more and a cool watch like that would definitely motivate me to move more!

  31. I had never heard of this watch! It looks very cool. For me, it’s easier to stay motivated to run in the winter because I live in Florida and that’s really the only time we have a break from the heat and humidity!

  32. Maureen C. says:

    My only motivation is to not be completely miserable during my spring running season! Sometimes that’s not enough, so I’ve taken a page out of you book and have also started doing boot camp classes. The group accountability is great!

  33. Carrie Ann says:

    I haven’t heard about this watch, but I am always up for numbers tracking! Numbers are a huge motivator. I love to track things!

  34. Andrea De La Cruz says:

    I used to have a Fitbit and that was a big motivator but I want something that does more than track my steps this looks like a great motivator!
    I enjoy working out and keeping up with my progress

  35. Andrea De La Cruz says:

    I used the Fitbit for a while and stopped. It was a great motivator because I have friends and family members that challenged me. I just stopped. I want something that can track my course so I can use that again to see the miles I have ran.

  36. This seems like a fun new toy.

  37. Peggi Konvicka says:

    This sounds totally cool! I know I would LOVE one of these!

  38. The Dawn says:

    After 10 years together my husband signed up for his first half marathon, the Star Wars dark side in April. It’s been so fun to be with him for the journey. He keeps me motivated.

  39. Wanting to be healthy, and healthy as I age is a huge motivator!

  40. Margaret says:

    I found the best way to keep motivated over the winter is to schedule an early spring or late winter (February/March) race. Preferably somewhere warm!

  41. I had to stay motivated through January, as I was running the Dopey Challenge – that was motivation! Now that I don’t have any upcoming race (well, until September) it’s been a little harder to get out there and get in my runs.

  42. I’m usually training for Princess during the winter so that keeps me motivated! My run streak has kept me motivated as well!

  43. I’ve been trying to find the right fitness watch for me, and I may have just stumbled upon it!

    Motivation is such tricky business. With a seven month old, it’s easy to lose track of time. However, I know that I am the only person who can show him what it means to be a happy mom, and health is a huge part of that.

  44. Melissa says:

    Keeping a race is the calendar is big motivation for me…I don’t rely on a fitness watch..I’m lucky to have someone keep track on long runs for me. I do run into a bit of a snag when I’m going alone…

  45. Another motivator is always a good thing!

  46. This watch looks great.. I love that it integrates with my fitbit.. I’m always looking for new motivation.. 🙂

  47. Phyllis O says:

    The treadmill keeps me motivated during the winter months.. I love that this watch integrates with my fitbit

  48. There is a big race here in my city, The Flying Pig Marathon that is the first Sunday in May. I have ran the full twice and the half once. I will be running the half again this year. Training starts in January so that keeps me motivated!

  49. Lindsay says:

    It has been easy this winter because the weather here in MS has been so mild (as you know). My motivation has been to get out and give my baby some fresh air, since I mostly run with the jogging stroller!

  50. Kim Henrichs says:

    I have an indoor bike for the winter but I do find it hard to stay motivated. Knowing I have to get to the beach in a couple months is motivating though…

  51. Amanda Poire says:

    Loved this post! I need to get some more people around me for fitness motivation! My running buddy moved in the summer and I just haven’t had the same energy to get out there by myself!

  52. I stay motivated bc I make my workouts FUN. I dance for my cardio and I strength train every other day. If it’s fun, it’s easy to keep up with! Thanks for the chance to win!

  53. Samantha says:

    I try to stay motivated but do slack off a little….it helps that it’s been a super warm winter this year.

  54. I love how motivating the watch was. That flower face is so pretty!

  55. Phoenix winters are pretty mild so my winter running doesn’t get affected except I have to go out later due to when sunrise is

  56. I stay motivated in the winter by owning a treadmill so I don’t have to go outside in the cold weather to run/walk. When I don’t want to workout I just think of why I started working out in the first place. Also, by following people like, yourself, on social media helps me stay motivated. Reading what others are doing and feeling helps out a lot.

  57. Janette H. says:

    This winter I have been terrible about running. (And it wasn’t even that cold in PA this winter!) Usually, I do my best running in chillier temps, but this just wasn’t the winter for me. :-/

  58. I definitely stayed up on my training plan this winter. I knew there was a half marathon looming in the not so distant future!

  59. Amelia Drew says:

    I stay #MOTOvated in the winter by finding fun workout dvds to do at home!

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