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Polar M600 is company’s first Android Wear fitness tracker

By Jules Wang August 3, 2016, 6:00 am

UpdateUpdated with specifications.

One fitness company flying under the mobile circles’ radars is Polar. And there’s good reason: all the products it has been putting out compete more along the lines of Garmin and Fitbit. The big ace it has up its sleeve, though, is its optical heart rate sensors.

The Finnish company figures that it can put that technology to good use with its first Android Wear device, the M600.

The watch starts at the sensor, which is just six LEDs.

Apparently just six LEDs have become pretty reliable aids in scanning heart rate. We’ll have to see how it compares to Xiaomi and Fitbit products, but we do like the fact that Polar has three decades of experience behind its sensors.

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Other specs include tetherless music playback with 4GB of internal storage, waterproofing to a degree, all-day activity tracking, integrated GPS and a 1.3-inch display. The watch battery is supposed to last about two days with a phone and 10 hours of continuous training. All of the major fitness features like a running program and customizable training plans are tied to the Polar Flow app for Android and iOS.

Oh yeah, there’s also the 4,000 apps on Android Wear. Just so you know.

Polar plans on having the M600 out for global launch “later this year” for a price of $329.95 or €349.95. The watch case and bands will be available in Charcoal Black and Powder White with a switchable Polar Red band to come afterward.

[table]

Component,Description

Screen size,1.3 inches

Screen type,LCD

Resolution,240 x 240

Pixel desnity,260 ppi

SoC,MediaTek MT2601

Type,Dual-core Cortex-A7

Speed,1.2GHz

RAM,512MB

Storage,4GB

Battery,500mAh

OS,Android Wear

Ingress,IPX8 (swimming / 10 meters of water)

GPS,Yes

Bluetooth,Bluetooth 4.2

Wi-Fi,802.11b/g/n

Sensors, Accelerometer / ambient light / gyroscope / optical heart rate

Dimensions,45 x 36 x 13 mm / 63g

[/table]

Source: Polar

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