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Android Wear 2.0 for all M600 users—with Polar app 2.0

31.03.2017

The new Android Wear 2.0 system software is now available for Polar M600 users. The update will roll out gradually within a week to all Polar M600 smartwatches. You’ll be notified directly on your M600 when you’ll be able to upgrade your smartwatch. You can download the update to your M600 by plugging the smartwatch in to charge while the M600 is connected to your phone and your phone has an Internet connection. See How do I update my M600 system software to Android Wear 2.0? for further instructions.

When you have the Android Wear 2.0 on your Polar M600, you’ll be able to access the Google Play store on the smartwatch, to download more apps to your smartwatch and to operate them directly on the Polar M600.

iPhone users, you’ll also be able to listen to music offline now with the Google Play music app. And the Android Wear 2.0 also brings an improvement to the operating time of your Polar M600 as iPhone users can now expect 1,5 days or 8 hours of training time on one full charge.

iPhone users, Note that to extend the battery life of your M600, after you’ve installed the Android Wear 2.0 system software, you need to reset your smartwatch to factory settings and set it up again for your personal use. Read more detailed instructions from here.

The Polar M600 operating system update also includes an improved user interface, a new watch face design, and messaging with new input methods. Along with the operating system update, all M600 users will get the Polar app 2.0 and some new Polar features to enjoy:

New languages

All you speakers of Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Turkish can now use the Polar app in your own language. All you have to do is have one of these languages on your phone, and the M600 will copy that language to both the M600 operating system and to the Polar app on your smartwatch.

New Polar watch face

Your M600 now has a new default watch face called Polar Combo. It has the new watch face feature “complications” which means that it can show information from the apps on your smartwatch on the watch face. Find out how to change the information you see on the watch face from the updated M600 user manual.

Swimming metrics

With the new training feature on the M600, the swimming metrics, you can record your swimming style, pace, distance, time and stroke rate from your indoor swimming sessions, and you can also get your SWOLF score to analyze your swimming efficiency.

You can use the “Swimming” or “Indoor swimming” sport profiles to get these data. Edit the sport profiles’ training views in the Polar Flow mobile app or web service to see the new data during the training session on your M600. Afterwards you can see the details of your swimming session in the training summary on the smartwatch or in the mobile app or web service.

Polar Flow app support for the swimming metrics will be available soon. Keep an eye on the updates page to find out when. Until then turn to the Polar Flow web service to edit the training views for your swimming session information.

H10 sensor support

The updated Polar app also supports the new H10 heart rate sensor with Polar pro strap.

iPhone users also get with the Polar app 2.0 those Polar features the Android phone users got in Polar app 1.4 update: New features to use during training are touch lock and music controls, and new data to see from the training sessions include altitude information and running cadence. Edit your sport profile’s training views to see the altitude and running cadence information on your Polar app during training. See this support document if you need a reminder on how to edit the sport profiles.

Read the updated Polar M600 user manual to learn more about your updated smartwatch optimized for sports.

 

Other improvements/fixes included in this release:

  • Other quality improvements and bug fixes

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