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How do I update my M600 software?

You should keep the Polar and Wear OS softwares up to date on your M600 and on the paired phone to keep the smartwatch running smoothly. Here you can find out how to update the different softwares related to your M600.

Find out how to check your M600 software versions.

Updating the Wear OS operating system on your smartwatch

Your Polar M600 is powered by Wear OS. You'll get an automatic notification to your M600 if there's a new Wear OS system software update available. The update will download to your M600 when your smartwatch is plugged in to charge and connected to a Wi-Fi network or to your phone when your phone has an Internet connection.

You can also check for an available Wear OS system software update manually from you smartwatch.

To manually check for an update:

  1. Press the side power button to open the apps menu.
  2. Find and tap Settings.
  3. Find and tap System.
  4. Tap About.
  5. Scroll the list down to find and tap System updates.

The M600 will either tell you that "System is up to date" or "System update available". If there's a new update available, the download will start when your smartwatch is plugged in to charge and connected to a Wi-Fi network or to your phone when your phone has an Internet connection.

Downloading the Wear OS system software update can take a while. You can check the progress of the download in your M600 from the same place you'd check for an available update: under System updates. See instructions above.

To install the software update:

Once the system software update has been downloaded to your M600, you'll receive a notification that the update is ready to be installed.

  1. Tap the notification.
  2. Tap the checkmark to start the installation.

Updating the smartwatch apps (including the Polar app)

You should keep the apps on your Polar M600 smartwatch up to date to ensure access to their latest features and improvements. Follow these instructions to update the apps on your smartwatch.

All the apps on your M600 update through the Play Store app on your smartwatch. You’ll need a Google account on your M600 to be able to use the Play Store app. See this FAQ if you need help in copying your Google account to the M600.

Android phone users

For you to be able to use the Play Store app on your smartwatch, your M600 needs to be connected to a Wi-Fi network, or your M600 needs to be connected to your phone via Bluetooth when your phone has an Internet connection.

iPhone users

Your M600 needs to be connected to a Wi-Fi network for you to be able to use the Play Store app.

Automatic update

You can set the Play Store app to update your smartwatch apps automatically, so you won't miss any updates to your apps. If you have the Auto-update apps setting turned on in the Play Store app on your smartwatch, the apps on your smartwatch will update to the latest releases automatically when your M600 is connected to a charger and has an Internet connection.

To turn Play Store Auto-update mode on and off

  1. Press the side power button to open the apps menu, and find and tap Play Store.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Play Store app menu.
  3. Tap the settings icon on the right.
  4. Tap Auto-update apps to toggle between turning the Auto-update mode on (the switch is blue) and off (the switch is gray).

Manual update

If the Auto-update mode is off in the Play Store app on your M600, you'll receive a notification to your M600 when a new update is available for an app on your smartwatch.

Notice that the Polar app will have the name Polar Flow - Activity & Sports in the Play Store!

To manually update the apps on your M600

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Press the side power button to open the apps menu, and find and tap Play Store.

  1. Tap the notification about the available update to open the Play Store app.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Play Store app menu.
  3. Tap the My apps icon on the left.
  4. If there are Updates Available for the apps on your smartwatch, you’ll see them at the top of the list.
  5. Tap Update all to update all apps. To update individual apps, find and tap the specific app's name you want to update and tap Update.

You'll receive a notification when the updates have been succesfully installed to your M600.

Updating the Polar Flow and Wear OS apps on your phone

If you haven't set up automatic app updates for the apps on your Android or iOS device, you can check if there's a new version of the Polar Flow or the Wear OS app available by doing the following:

To check for an app update on Android phones:

  1. Open the Play Store app.
  2. Search for “Polar Flow” or “Wear OS”.
  3. Open the app’s Play Store page.
  4. If an Update button is visible, make sure to update the app.

Android phone users should also keep the Google Play services app and the Google Search app up to date.

To check for an app update on iPhones:

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. Tap Updates from the lower right corner.
  3. If an update is available for the Polar Flow or the Wear OS app, you'll see the app's icon under Available updates at the top of the list.
  4. Tap the Update button next to the icon to download the latest version of the app.

Stay up to date with new releases to Polar products by keeping an eye on the Polar Updates page.

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