Polar M600 Review - #4.5evilbeans!

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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Having worn the Polar M600 on my wrist for a month+ now, I feel that it is an adequate time to blog about my thoughts on this fitness smartwatch. Spoiler ahead: "IT'S FRICKIN' AWESOME!"

I believe there are two types of users for fitness trackers:

A. People who do sports frequently
B. The average user who workout occasionally


So, you might ask, why does an average user need a fitness tracker? 

Before I was introduced to the world of fitness wearables, I honestly thought that I would never ever need one. However, after wearing them for a month, I am SO GLAD that I have a fitness smartwatch. It is a wake-up call.

Let me go through the features of the Polar M600 to explain why I said that.

Polar M600 Features:

1. Activity Tracking (Duh!)

Evilbean Singapore Lifestyle Influencer - Polar M600

Evilbean Singapore Lifestyle Influencer - Polar M600

The Polar M600 tracks your activity 24/7, and the information tracked is amazing. It's like opening a door to a whole new world (YA LA EVILBEAN SUAKU OKAY):

A whole new world gif

Firstly, you have to download the Polar Flow app in order to unlock the full potential of the Polar M600.

Then, if you are going to run/cycle/do sports, all you have to do is to press the middle button on your watch to access the Polar Flow app. From there, you simply choose what kind of activity you would be doing and it will start tracking your workout session:

Polar M600 - Evilbean reviews

Polar M600 - Evilbean reviews

Polar M600 - Evilbean reviews

At the end of the session, I can immediately see what was my timing, how much calories I burned, and, based on my age, weight and height, the load from my workout session. 


Sync your smartwatch data to the Polar Flow app on your phone and you get even more DETAILED information of your workout:

Polar M600 - Polar Flow app

Polar M600 - Polar Flow app

Yes, the robust built-in GPS sensor and the heart-rate monitor (said to be the most accurate wrist-based HRM in the market) enable me to review my running session, allowing me to know how I can optimise my workout. With my hectic work schedule (and immense amount of time spent in cafes), it is hard enough for me to squeeze out an hour of my time for working out. Thus, I want this 60 minutes of blood, swear and cursing under what's left of my breath, to count. The Polar M600 made my workout sessions efficient.

Besides tracking workout sessions, Polar M600 also tracks me 24/7, like that creepy ex that still follows you on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Weibo, Line...

Polar M600 - Polar Flow Activity Tracking

From daily steps to my sleep time and quality, Polar M600 gives me important information about my health. Another cool feature: it vibrates when you are sedentary for too long - a feature that is much needed for office workers like me.

For people with sedentary lifestyle

Polar M600 - Inactivity Stamps Prompt

2. Android Wear Features

Polar M600 - Android Wear Features

Good news first: Polar has released the anticipated Android Wear 2.0 update for the M600 smartwatch, which is expected to arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2017! For more details, check out Polar's blog here.

Being an Android Wear watch, you will also get the golden ticket to Google's smartwatch goodies, and being a "suaku" to these features, I am honestly blown away. You can sync your notifications to your M600, and TA-DAH! You no longer need to dig into your pockets to look at those Whatsapp/Facebook messenger notifications.

Another feature that amazed me: Google Voice Search. Just like how you would operate Siri on iOS devices, you can activate the Google Voice simply by speaking: "Okay Google" to your watch. Ask for directions, the weather, or images of cat - all at the flick of your wrist.

In-built GPS Polar M600

Polar M600 - Google Voice Search

Polar M600 - Google Voice Search

With all these useful features, I am no longer have that notion that smartwatches are a hassle to wear. In fact, I am now eager to put it on my wrist wherever I go.

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3. Customisable Watch Faces

Polar M600 - Customisable Watch Faces

Polar M600 - Customisable Watch Faces

Polar M600 - Customisable Watch Faces

If you are those that likes customisation, this is for you. You can download even more watch faces from the Google Play store if you are operating on Android. iPhone users like myself have a limited range to choose from, but all that is set to change once Android 2.0 is ready to download.

As with the pros, I would also like to state the cons of the Polar M600. Firstly, the battery drains pretty quickly with an iPhone. I have to charge the smartwatch every day, which can be a hassle. Also, I find that the sync time from the smartwatch to the Polar Flow app can take a very long time on my iPhone. Hopefully, all these will be improved with the upcoming Android 2.0.


The most important features – the GPS run tracking, the heart rate monitoring and the Polar Flow syncing – are all on the money. With the Polar M600, you are literally wearing the best of both worlds: the practicality of Android Wear and the power of Polar’s sports features. 

And that is awesome.

Buy it.

Polar M600 Specs

Polar M600 Specs

For full features of the Polar M600, click here: https://www.polar.com/sg-en/products/sport/M600#fullspec

For other information on Polar M600, visit their:

Now go get yourself one! :)

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