Polar has announced the Polar M600, a waterproof sports watch powered by Android Wear.
Built on Google’s Android Wear platform, the Polar M600 features an optical heart rate sensor via a 6-LED solution, using an algorithm designed and tested for maximum reliability. It also provides integrated GPS, 24/7 activity tracking and Polar Smart Coaching features via the Polar App for Android Wear.The Polar M600 is waterproof and boasts a high quality, sleek design with a 1.3-inch colour touch display, a dedicated front button for quick and easy training control, and a battery life of more than 48 hours when connected to Android devices.
The soft, comfortable silicone wristband is available in black and white, with a red band coming later this year.
In addition to training and insight into daily activity and workouts, users can access Android Wear’s voice control, customise watch faces, receive calendar notifications, read and reply to texts, scroll through social media feeds and access more than 4,000 third party apps via Google Play.
Polar M600 offers 4 Gb of internal storage and customers can sync their music through Google Play and listen to it also without their smartphone.
Polar Flow allows users to view their activity, heart rate training and sleep details via the iOS and Android apps, and the web services offer even more in-depth insights into their fitness, recovery, and progress. Users can also benefit from the new Polar Running Program, a personalised and adaptive training plan, available for free in Polar Flow.
Runners choose an event (5K, 10K, half-marathon or marathon), and the Running Program creates a training plan that fits their current fitness level, adapts to their progress and offers easy-to-follow instructions that help runners focus on what’s important for improvement.
The Polar M600 is available for pre-order at www.polar.com/au-en. The Polar M600 will be available in Australia in black and in white for $499, with online sales commencing 17 August 2016. Changeable wristbands in Polar Red will be available later this year.