Polar M200 is a simpler health-focused smartwatch with all the goodies

Fitness company Polar recently introduced its first Android Wear health tracker. The M600‘s operating system and ecosystem seemed like a bonus to the company’s bread and butter — its optical heart rate monitor.

Well, if you don’t want to pay extra for the privilege to have apps and be hip like the rest of those Android Wear wearers while still knowing, you now have an option with the M200.

The two major tech pieces to the M200 are the optical heart rate sensor, backed by the company’s three decades of experience, and advanced integrated GPS. The watch is also “waterproof,” though we don’t know to what extent. The 180mAh battery should last for six days straight on the wrist, tracking your activity and about an hour of training with GPS and heart rating tracking, but without notifications — seems a little too specific.

You’ll connect to Polar’s ecosystem of services to help you get to your goals including its Flow app and web service as well as Polar Coach. Third-party services can also tether into the data.

The circular black-and-white LCD is an appreciated touch to keep this thing fairly modern looking and so are the five band color options ranging between the three primary colors (we’re talking yellow here, not green) and black and white.

Pre-orders are available for the red and black units at $149.90 or €149 and deliveries start at the end of this month.

Source: Polar (1, 2)
Via: The Verge

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