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During training

Training views

To browse through the training views

  • Swipe the screen up or down.

OR

  • Flick your wrist in and out.

See the video tutorial on how to navigate the Polar app during training.

The information you see on the training views depends on your edit of the chosen sport profile. You can define the settings for each sport profile in the Polar Flow app or in the Polar Flow web service.

For example, your training views can have the following information:


Your current heart rate
The heart rate ZonePointer
Duration of training session


Distance covered during the session so far
Your current pace
Time of day
Calories burned so far during training


Automatic lap view

Applicable if you have the Automatic lap setting turned on in the chosen sport profile. For more information on how to change sport profile settings, see Sport profiles in Polar Flow web service or Sport profiles in Polar Flow app on the Polar support pages.

To see the Automatic lap view

  • Swipe left on the training view.

To see the previous laps

  • Swipe the lap view up.

Depending on your Automatic lap settings, your lap view will display:


Lap duration or lap distance
Average speed or pace
Average heart rate



Functions during training

You can mark a lap manually during exercise.

To mark a lap

  • Press the front button.

Marking the first manual lap will create a manual lap view to your Polar app for that training session.

You can also use the automatic lap setting. In the Polar Flow web service, edit the sport profile settings under Basics, and set the Automatic lap either to Lap distance or Lap duration. If you choose Lap distance, set the distance after which each lap is marked. If you choose Lap duration, set the duration after which each lap is marked.


You can stop the display from turning off during training.

To keep the display on

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. If you’re listening to music from the phone you’ve paired with your M600 or from the Google Play Music app on your M600 while you’re training, the music controls view will be the first view you’ll see. Then you’ll have to swipe left to find the Backlight view.

  3. Tap the crossed out light bulb icon to turn the Backlight ON for the current training session.

You have to turn the Backlight on separately for each training session.

Keeping the display on during training considerably reduces the battery operating time of your M600: with automatic screen brightness, the operating time is on average reduced to 5 hours of training time, and in bright conditions when the screen contrast level is highest, the operating time may be reduced to 3 hours of training time.


You can turn off the touchscreen in the Polar app while you’re training.

To lock the touchscreen

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Swipe left to find the Screen lock view.
  3. Tap the open lock icon to turn the Screen lock ON for the current training session.

You have to turn the screen lock on separately for each training session.

The Screen lock ON only turns the touchscreen off in the Polar app. You can still flick your wrist in and out to scroll the training views or the automatic or manual lap views, depending on which view you had open when you locked the touchscreen.

You can still use the touchscreen to navigate the smartwatch, just exit the Polar app first by pressing the side power button. You can return to the locked Polar app view by tapping the Recording on card on the home screen of the M600 or by pressing the front button of your M600.

To unlock the touchscreen

  1. Touch anywhere on the locked screen. You'll see a lock icon and the text Swipe down peeking from the top of the screen.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  3. Tap the lock icon to turn the Screen lock OFF.

If you’re listening to music from the phone you’ve paired with your M600 or from the Google Play Music app on your M600, you can control the music without exiting the Polar app during training.

To control music

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen to find the music controls.

See the Wear OS by Google Help site for instructions on how to listen to music on the M600 without having your phone with you.


You can skip phases while training using a phased training target.

To skip phases

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen in the training target view to see a list of the different phases in the training target.
  2. Skip the current phase by tapping the next icon on the left.

To exit the Polar app without stopping your training session

  • Press the side power button of your M600.

OR

  • Shake your wrist.

When you exit the Polar app during training, you'll see a Recording on notification. You can hide the notification by swiping it down or by pressing the side power button. Now you can navigate and use the M600 as usual.


To return to your training session

  • Swipe up from the bottom of the home screen to see the Recording on notification and tap it.

OR

  • Press the front button of your M600.

Training summary during training

To see the training summary view

  • Swipe left. The training summary view is the farthest view to the right.

Depending on the sport profile you're using, the Summary view will display some or all of the following information

Time of day

Duration of training session

Distance covered (If applicable to your sport)

Average heart rate

Maximum heart rate

Average speed or pace (If applicable to your sport)

Maximum speed or pace (If applicable to your sport)

Average cadence

Maximum cadence

Maximum altitude

Ascended meters/feet

Descended meters/feet

Burned calories

Percentage of burned calories that’s been expended from fat

Time spent in different heart rate zones