Polar, a company known for their multitude of different fitness trackers that come in all shapes and sizes, is announcing their newest smartwatch, the M600. You may be asking what exactly makes this fitness tracker better than any other on the market and it’s simple — it runs Android Wear.
Since the Polar is calling the M600 a sports watch, it should be no surprise that this device is waterproof, has a built-in optical heart rate sensor, and an integrated GPS alongside other sensors that track a user’s activity 24/7. Sporting a 1.3-inch touchscreen and 4GB of built-in storage, Polar is claiming that their newest wearable will also get an amazing 48 hours of battery life, making it possible to reliably track a user’s sleep activity.
In addition to the Polar M600 syncing with Google’s Android Wear application, the company has an application in the Google Play Store called Polar Flow which will sync detailed activity reports directly from the sports watch. The application is also capable of assisting the user with different training programs.
No word has been given yet if the M600 will ship with Android Wear 2.0 but after looking through pictures of the sports watch, it does look like there is a home button. If this is true, it would mean that this smartwatch will be capable of running the updated version of Google’s wearable operating system.
The Polar M600 will be available for purchase globally later this year for $330. It will only be available in Charcoal Black and Powder White but a changeable Polar Red wristband will also be available for purchase if you want to make your newest fitness tracker a little more flashy.