In Berlin Motorola has announced not one but two new smartwatches to replace the original Moto 360. Here's what we know about the forthcoming Moto 360 Sport including release date, price and specs. See also: The best smartwatches of 2015.

The firm says it's been "designed to give the training information you need without having to bring your phone on a run".

Read our Motorola Moto 360 2 review.

Moto 360 Sport: Price and release date

It will be priced at $299 which is the same as the cheapest new Moto 360. In the UK it will cost £219 which is £10 cheaper than the non-sport model. It will be available from Motorola and Amazon but Mobile Fun has it up for pre-order for just £209.

The Moto 360 Sport release date in the UK and France is 18 December.

In the US, it will go on sale on 7 January from and 'select other online retailers'. On 10 January, it will go on sale in Best Buy stores nationwide and the Moto Shop in downtown Chicago.

The Moto 360 Sport will also be available in Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico and Spain 'in the new year'.

Moto 360 Sport UK release date

Motorola Moto 360 Sport: Specs and features

With a similar look to the regular Moto 360, the Sport model still has a round screen but this is housed in a silicone rubber strap – available in different colours including white, black and red - which is far more ideal for getting sweaty and then washing compared to leather or metal.

As you would expect from a fitness focused wearable, the Moto 360 Sport has built-in GPS so you can track your runs including details such as speed, distance and pace.

Another key feature of the Moto 360 Sport is the AnyLight hybrid display which the firm says makes it easy to read and use whether you're indoors or out. Motorola said it's the first of its kind – the LCD display combines a traditional backlit transmissive screen with front lit reflective technology. We can't wait to test it out in the real world.

"Moto 360 Sport can switch between the two modes based on the lighting conditions to ensure you have the best experience, regardless if you are in a dark theatre or out on a run during the day," says Motorola.

Android Wear is pre-installed just like the Moto 360 2 so the watch will give you notifications and the like when paired with a smartphone (and yes, it works with the iPhone now - you'll need at least an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.2 or later). It also means you can listen to music when out on a training session.            

We'll bring you more on the Moto 360 Sport as soon as we can, including a full review.