This is the test that is the lull before the storm for the M600. A nice easy run. I also ran with a 920XT and a STRYD HRM. So really the test is the M600’s oHR vs. the STRYD’s pod. I’m only using the STRYD as I’ve been playing with STRYD quite a bit recently and wanted to make double sure it was working for tomorrow.
The STRYD had a bit of a bizarre spike, oops, perhaps suggesting that for a test a Garmin or Polar HRM might be a better comparator. As expected the two tracks are very similar. The Polar might lag a little at the start and has a funny twitch as I stopped to chat to someone.
That’s not very interesting I guess. Tomorrow’s threshold test will be 🙂
The solution of course is ctrl-alt-delete. Except with only two buttons that isn’t quite so possible on the M600. So press and hold both and it boots up. Or you could follow the instructions on the screen if you had brought your glasses along.
After my glorified walk (run) I thought I’d construct some post-workout iamges of what pops up. these are actual screenshots but they cover more than one screen so I have manipulated them to put them in sequence. Essentially the watch face scrolls over these images displaying a section at a time.
Tapping the ‘My Day’ icon (not shown) gives these two summaries. One of the ‘workout’ and one of the activity status for the entire day. Clicking on the activity tracker gave me a nice animated graphic and then told me I’d achieved my target. Ta da!
But the other icon re-displays today’s workout summary.
Really I’m writing this post as the workout summary called me an ‘Elite Athlete’. Lol, I’m not, don’t worry but I feel better for it 🙂 Maybe the HR zones are wrong? I’ll have to look into that.
It really is a nice graphic though. Probably if we analysed it it would be nearly exactly the same as on other, earlier Polars. Just that this is in glorious technicolour. It does look really nice on the watch, especially the bar graph.
This just reminded me that I know that all some of you ever wanted was a V800 with a tasty screen like this! A few other bits too, but something REALLY like this. January anyone?
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