We’ve seen a number of companies get into the Android Wear game, including traditional watch makers like Casio and tech companies like Huawei. Now activity-focused company Polar is getting into Android Wear, too.
The Polar M600 is a new Android Wear smartwatch with a focus on fitness. The M600 includes heart rate tracking with 6 LEDs for more accurate tracking; an integrated GPS for tracking your speed, distance, and route; and a waterproof body so that it can withstand rain and the swimming pool. Polar is also touting its Smart Coaching features that’ll help you stay active during the day and train for upcoming events, and there’s a Polar Flow app that you can use to view your activity stats on your smartphone.
When it comes to traditional specs, the M600 features a 1.3-inch 240x240 touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, a dual-core MediaTek MT2601 processor, 4GB of storage, and 512MB of RAM. Polar says that the M600’s 500mAh battery will last for two days when connected to an Android smartphone (one when paired with an iOS device), but that number will drop to eight hours when you’re training.
The Polar M600 will launch later this year for $329.90/€349.90. It’ll be available in Charcoal Black and Powder White color options, though Polar will also sell changeable watch bands in Polar Red later this year.
Polar’s M600 is definitely oriented toward fitness, with a design that’s focused more on activity than style. Polar is known for its fitness devices, though, and so the M600 could be an attractive option for someone that wants a fitness companion that can also run Android Wear apps.