Charging the M600
The M600 has an internal, rechargeable battery. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles. You can charge and discharge the battery over 300 times before a notable decrease in its capacity. The number of charge cycles also varies according to use and operating conditions.
You can charge your M600 via a computer’s USB port with the charging cable provided to you in the sales package.
You can charge the battery via a wall outlet. When charging via a wall outlet, use a USB power adapter (not included in the product set). If you use a USB power adapter, make sure that the adapter is marked with "output 5Vdc" and that it provides a minimum of 500mA. Only use an adequately safety approved USB power adapter (marked with "LPS", "Limited Power Supply", "UL listed" or “CE”).
Do not charge Polar products with a 9 volt charger. Using a 9 volt charger can damage your Polar product.
The magnetic end of the cable snaps into place to the M600's charging port when it’s properly connected to your smart watch. The M600 also vibrates briefly when the charging begins. If the smartwatch is turned on when you plug it into charge, you'll see a small lightning bolt icon on the home screen of your M600. You can see the battery charging level of your watch by swiping down from the top of the home screen. If the smartwatch is turned off when you plug it into charge, a battery icon animation begins to fill up on the display. When the battery icon is full, the M600 is fully charged. It may take up to two hours to fully charge an empty M600 battery.
- Wrist-based heart rate monitor sensors
- Charging port
When you've finished charging the battery of your M600, remove the charging cable from the USB port of your computer or from the wall adapter. If the charging cable is left connected to a power source, the magnetic end of the cable attracts iron-containing objects and can short-circuit, possibly causing circuit damage, overheating, fire or explosion.
Don't leave the battery fully discharged for a long period of time or keep it fully charged all the time because it may affect the battery life time. Also, do not charge the battery in temperatures under 0°C or over +40°C or when the charging port is wet or sweaty. If the charging port of your M600 has gotten wet, let it dry before plugging in the charging cable.
Battery Operating Time
The battery operating time is
- 2 days / 8 hours of training on M600 paired with an Android phone.
- 1,5 days / 8 hours of training on M600 paired with an iPhone.
The operating time depends on many factors, such as the temperature of the environment in which you use your M600, the features you use, if the screen is in the Always-on mode, and battery aging. The operating time is significantly reduced in temperatures well below freezing. Wearing the M600 under your overcoat helps to keep it warmer and to increase the operating time.
Low Battery Notification
When the charge in your M600's battery drops down to 15% or less, you'll see a notification stating the charge level and the status of battery saver mode. You can tap the notification to Turn on/off battery saver. The battery saver mode will automatically turn on when the battery charge level hits 5%.
Since the GPS recording is NOT on in the battery saver mode, you'll get a notification if the battery saver mode is on when you're about to start training with the Polar app or if the battery falls below 5% while you're training.
When the display doesn't wake up from a wrist gesture or a press of the side power button, the battery is empty and M600 has gone to sleep mode. In that case, you need to charge your M600. If the battery is totally drained, it may take a while for the charging animation to appear on the display.
You can quickly see how much battery your M600 has left by swiping down from the top of the home screen.