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Polar M600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 reviews of Polar M600. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The performance and size are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the price and portability.

usability, size, performance, reliability, design

battery, portability, price

On average, users rate this product 84/100 and experts rate this product 73/100.

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (

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 : Jill Duffy (

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 : Dan Graziano (

Polar's new Android Wear fitness smartwatch is chunky but capable (hands-on)


The Polar M600 has GPS, interval training, a built-in heart-rate sensor and phone notifications.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

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

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (

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

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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...

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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 : Jimmy Westenberg (

Polar M600 review


With the Polar M600, you'll get an accurate heart rate monitor, GPS capabilities, and plenty of notification options and third-party app support thanks to Android Wear. It certainly brings a lot to the table. It is about $100 too expensive, though,...

Accurate activity and GPS tracking ; IPX8 water resistance ; Two-day battery life ; Plenty of third-party fitness apps (thanks to Android Wear)

Large, bulky design ; Display is a tad small compared to the overall footprint ; Software can be buggy at times ; Should be ~$100 cheaper

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Sami Mughal (

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 : Valentina Palladino (

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

Product Specifications


Band colour:Black / White
Band material:Silicone
Colour of product:Black / White
Housing colour:Black / White
Product colour:White
Protection features:Water Resistant
Shape:Rectangular / Square
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:10


Display Resolution:240 x 240


Ambient light sensor:Y
Built-in Camera:N
Built-In Microphone:Y
Display diagonal:3.3
Display Resolution:240 x 240
Display Technology:TFT
Display Type:TFT
Heart rate monitor:Y
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Mobile operating systems supported: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
Vibrating motor:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y / Yes


GPS (satellite):Y

Other features

Colour of product:White

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Charging base: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes


Heart rate monitor:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

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


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


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

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
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
Gyroscope: Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
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