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Polar M600

Polar M600
alaScore 94

175 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews of Polar M600. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Polar M600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Polar M600 review

 

A smartwatch with comprehensive fitness tracking chops

Built-in GPS ; Robust fitness tracking ; Waterproof

Screen shows scan lines ; Not the best-looking smartwatch ; Poor battery life on iOS

If you're someone looking for a competent blend of fitness tracker and smartwatch, the Android Wear-powered Polar M600 is the ticket. Although, there are some hardcore fitness trackers that can last longer and provide more accurate GPS results.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Polar M600 review: Top-notch smartwatch and fitness tracker fusion

 

The explosion of smartwatches and fitness trackers has thrown up some real gems and thrown down some real turds, leaving us all to step carefully when choosing a new device. Polar is an established name in fitness devices, one of the oldest, perhaps,...

Solid design, sports takes priority over smartwatch, all of Android Wear's functions, Polar Flow does so much, respectable battery performance for a smartwatch, IPX8 waterproofing

Design could be more exciting, swimming could be better served, heart rate can be a little erratic, price

The Polar M600 is a fusion of smartwatch and sports device. It takes Android's platform and laces in sports and fitness tracking functions, but maintains a balance that some devices don't manage. It succeeds in being both where others have failed. It...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Polar M600

 

Polar isn't short of know-how when it comes to sports watches; its M400 GPS Running Watch was one of our all-time favourites. The M600 is altogether a different wrist-based wearable.

The Polar M600 is a very capable sports watch, with Android Wear the added bonus.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Polar M600 review

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The M600 is the first Android Wear device from Polar, so it's optimised for use with Android smartphones. It promises to help you use your data to track your training and create achievable fitness goals. In terms of fitness watches it looks pretty...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Sami Mughal (oxgadgets.com)

Review: Polar M600 GPS Sports Watch – featuring Android Wear

 

Polar is a brand well known for their fitness products. Their typical product delivers you stats about your fitness and health, with a dash of GPS and heart rate monitoring.[...]

All in all this is rather lovely and useful watch for anybody who likes to stay fit and isn’t too lazy to get off their bum once in a while. Chunky it may be, but the software on the watch ensures that you get the full fitness experience you expect...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Polar M600

 

Polar's latest and most impressive device to date is a three-in-one runner's watch, fitness tracker, and smartwatch. It has an optical heart rate monitor and is fully waterproof, but cramming in all that functionality means big hits on battery life and...

High-quality build. Built-in optical heart rate monitor. Runs modified version of Android Wear. Waterproof. Works with both Android and iOS devices.

Bulky. Short battery life. Occasionally high heart rate readings in testing. Can't set a custom activity goal.

If you're in the market for an excellent running watch with a heart rate monitor that also counts steps and has some smartwatch capabilities, the Polar A360 and the Garmin Vivoactive HR are much better options. Both are still on the bulky side, and...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Polar M600 remains the best GPS smartwatch available thanks to Android Wear 2.0

 

Last fall it was clear that the Polar M600 was the best smartwatch and GPS sports watch combination. Even with the Apple Watch Series 2 and Samsung Gear S3 releases, there are reasons the M600 remains the best for athletes looking for one watch that...

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Polar M600 review: For Android users who want to be more connected during workouts

 

Is a true Android Wear sports watch worth $330?

Bold, bright touchscreen display. ; Onboard GPS and space for local music. ; Rated IPX8 so you can swim with it. ; Android Wear will add useful features and notifications for those connected to an Android smartphone.

Bulky design makes it hard to wear all day. ; Heart rate monitor can be slow to catch up to high pulse rates. ; Expensive for what it offers.

At its core, the Polar M600 is a good fitness watch. It's designed to be put to the test in any high-intensity workout, whether you're in the pool, on the slopes, on the court, or outside on the track. While the M600's heart rate monitor could be...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Polar M600 Android Wear GPS Watch In-Depth Review

 

It's been a touch bit over two months since Polar announced their first Android Wear device, the M600 GPS-enabled watch. This running/lifestyle/not-triathlon focused watch was not only unique in Polar's stable for being Android Wear, but for also...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Eastwood (tomsguide.com)

Polar M600 Review: Better Smartwatch Than Running Watch

 

Overall, the Polar M600 looks and behaves more like a smartwatch and less like a running watch. The integration with Android Wear is slick, and Polar Flow is a clean and easy-to-use app, but the watch falls short of expectations once you start running....

Smartwatch notifications ; Accurate GPS, heart rate monitor ; Easy-to-use Polar Flow app

Bulky ; Disappointing activity features ; Short battery life

The Android Wear-powered Polar M600 is good as a smartwatch, and has built-in GPS, but itꞌs not a great running partner.

Sep, 2016
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Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / White
Band material:Silicone
Colour of product:Black / White
Housing colour:Black / White
Shape:Rectangular / Square
Waterproof:Y / Yes

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Charging base: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
USB port:N / Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery Capacity:500
Battery Life:8
Standby time (Bluetooth on):48

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:512
RAM capacity:512

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Built-in Camera: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Display diagonal:3.3
Display Resolution:240 x 240
Display Technology:TFT
Display Type:TFT
E-mail:Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, THA
Mobile operating systems supported:Android / Android, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3
Operating system installed:Android 4.4.2
Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1200
Processor Manufacturer:MEDIATEK
Resolution:240 x 240
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y
Vibrating motor: Yes
Waterproof up to:10

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.5
Thickness:1.3
Weight:63
Width:3.6