Polar announces its first Sports Watch powered by Android Wear


If you’re a fitness fanatic then you definitely know who Polar is. It is a company that helps athletes monitor their fitness goals through its wearables and has been doing it longer than anyone else in the industry.

Polar just announced that it will be releasing its first Android Wear powered smartwatch this year. While other companies have made fitness trackers and smartwatches, Polar is definitely aiming for the fitness crowd with this one and it makes sense.


Smartwatches have not replaced our smartphones like we hoped for, but they still offer limited features that can help improve our lives, especially when it comes to fitness tracking and monitoring. Who better to make a fitness smartwatch other than Polar? Polar is releasing the all new M600 later this year. It will use proprietary optical heart rate monitoring which is one of the most reliable ways to track it. The watch will also be able to track your movements using GPS, and will monitor all of your fitness activities where it will be displayed through Polar’s app for Android Wear.

Because the M600 uses Android Wear, you will still get notifications, updates, ability to install apps, just like with other Android Wear smartwatches.

“Polar created the first heart rate monitor, the first activity tracker and now we’re the first true sports wearables company to announce a smartwatch truly made for sports. Powered by Android Wear, Polar M600 offers our customers countless opportunities to customize their smartwatch and still rely on the unique Polar sports wearable experience that is at its core.” –  Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer at Polar


  • OS – Android Wear
  • Processor – Mediatek MT2601 dual core processor
  • 4GB internal storage plus 512MB RAM
  • 1.3″ Gorilla Glass 3 display
  • Battery – 500mAh
  • IPX8 water resistance – suitable for swimming
  • Price – $329.95
  • Colors – Charcoal Black, Powder White

If you’re a fitness buff this smartwatch is made just for you. Learn more at Polar.