The market for wrist worn wearables has broken itself down into three segments – smartwatches, activity trackers, and hardcore exercise devices. To succeed in any one of these segments generally means compromises in the areas and features that may make for a winner in another segment. That does not stop manufacturers from trying to figure out how to mash together a device that can crossover and appeal to more than one of these segments. A good example is the Polar M600 which tries to combine the features of a traditional smartwatch thanks to a nice color display and the inclusion of Android Wear 2.0 with Polar’s expertise at producing devices targeting hardcore athletes.
I recently had the opportunity to spend some time using the M600. I looked forward to giving it a try. Even though I am firmly in the Garmin camp, I know from online communities I frequent that Polar is a strong competitor in the market with Garmin for exercise devices and they are very popular. Check out my review below to see whether Polar succeeded in producing a device worthy of your hard-earned dollars.