Polar, a best known for its line of heart-rate chest straps and running watches, has just announced a new sports watch powered by Android Wear. It is called the Polar M600, and it comes with a handful of unique features that are definitely worth checking out.
It features a 1.3-inch display, a dedicated button for quick training control, a GPS, 4 gigabyte of on-board storage, as well as the Polar’s proprietary optical heart rate tech. As for battery life, Polar has said the M600 will last up to 48 hours on the Android and 24 hours on an iPhone, which is pretty standard for most Android Wear watches. Meanwhile, with an activity GPS signal, this watch will run up to 8 hours 30 minutes.
- Android Wear based platform
- Fully waterproofed for swimming (IPX8)
- 2 Days GPS-off battery life (regular watch mode)
- 10 hours GPS-on battery life (in tracking)
- MediaTek MT2601 GPS chipset with GLONASS
- Color 1.3” TFT touch screen (240x240px, 260dpi)
- Music storage and playback via Bluetooth (4GB)
- Display is inset 3rd Gen Corning Gorilla Glass, with a stainless steel bezel
- Activity Tracking (i.e. steps/sleep/calories)
- WiFi enabled
- Optical HR sensor (using 6 LED’s now)
- GPS based altimeter
- Customizable training views (just like other Polar units)
- Downloadable/structured works & training programs
- Training Load/Recovery within Polar platform
The Polar M600 will be available around the globe in Powder White and Charcoal Black color options later this year for $329.90, with a red version launching later on. Polar also made the bands on the M600 swappable, you can change yours out for another color if you’d like.