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Starting a training session

See Navigating the Polar app to find out the alternative ways to get around in the app.


To start a training session


  1. Open the Polar app by pressing the front button of your M600. Note that you must exit any other apps first.
  2. Press the front button to open Training and to see your list of sport profiles.
  3. Flick your wrist in or out to scroll the list of sport profiles and to find the one you want to use. Stay in this pre-training mode until the M600 has found your heart rate and the GPS satellite signals (if applicable to your sport) to make sure your training data is accurate.

    The heart icon begins to display your heart rate when it’s detected.

    If a sport profile supports GPS-tracking, the GPS icon is displayed. To catch the GPS satellite signals, go outdoors and away from tall buildings and trees. For best GPS performance, wear the M600 on your wrist with the display facing up. Keep it in a horizontal position in front of you and away from your chest. Keep your arm stationary and raised above the level of your chest during the search. Stand still and hold the position until the M600 has found the satellite signals.

    Due to the location of the GPS antenna on the M600, it is not recommended to wear it with the display on the underside of your wrist. If you wear it on the handlebars of a bike, make sure the display is facing up. For more information on the GPS, see GPS.

    The green circle around the GPS will stop rotating when the GPS signal is found.

  4. To begin a training session, press the front button on your chosen sport profile.

Note that you need to give the Polar app on your M600 permission to track your location and to measure your heart rate if you want to view information based on these measurements in your training data.

To enable/disable permissions

  1. Navigate to the settings menu, and find and tap Apps.
  2. Tap System Apps.
  3. Scroll the list to find and tap Polar.
  4. Tap Permissions.
  5. Tap Location or Sensors to toggle between enabling (the switch is blue) and disabling (the switch is gray) the app to track this information.

See During Training for more information on what kind of information the Polar app can show you while you're training.


Starting a training session with a target

You can plan your training and create personal training targets for yourself in the Polar Flow app or web service. Note that you have to sync the training targets to the Polar app before you can use them. See syncing for more information. The Polar app will guide you towards completing your target during training.

To start a training session with a target scheduled for today

  1. Press the front button of your M600 to open the Polar app.
  2. Tap Training. You'll be prompted to start a training target you've scheduled for the day.
  3. Tap the check mark icon.
  4. Find and tap the sport profile you want to use for the training session.

OR

  1. Press the front button of your M600 to open the Polar app.
  2. Go to My day.
  3. Find and tap your training target.
  4. Find and tap your preferred sport for the training session.

To start a training session with a target scheduled for another day

  1. Press the front button of your M600 to open the Polar app.
  2. Tap Training or press the front button to open the list of sport profiles.
  3. Swipe once from right to left to open the list of training targets scheduled for the past seven days, for today and for the next seven days to come.
  4. Find and tap the training target you want to perform.
  5. Then find and tap your preferred sport to start recording your training session.

To start a training session with a favorite target

  1. Press the front button of your M600 to open the Polar app.
  2. Tap Training or press the front button to open the list of sport profiles.
  3. Swipe twice from right to left to open the list of training targets you’ve added to your favorites.
  4. Find and tap the favorite training target you want to perform.
  5. Find and tap your preferred sport to start recording your training session.