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Polar M430 vs M400 Vs M600 Specifications & Comparison

We’ve just seen the announcement of Polar’s latest ‘proper’ running watch – the M430. It’s essentially a refreshed and updated oHR-packed, M400. But how do they compare? What’s missing? And, instead, might it be worth going for the AndroidWear2.0, market-leading Polar M600? There is a comparison table further below. There are links to detailed, individual…

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Polar M600 HR Swimming ! – vs. Garmin HRM-Tri

Polar’s M600 is one of the few wrist-based oHR devices that will ‘properly’ support HR when swimming. By that I mean that there is a swimming mode AND the optical HR works in that mode. Other watches, such as the Garmin 235 (optical HR), have optical HR DISabled in swim mode. Of course it’s possible…

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Polar M600 – Tempo Run

After yesterday’s relative walk-in-the-park, today was a chance for a run-in-the-park. I took the M600 out for a demanding threshold run of about 90 minutes with 10 minutes warmup. You can see the HR performance against a STRYD HRM pod (Red) on a Garmin HRM4 strap (recorded by a 920XT). Bizarrely the optical M600 (Blue) would be considered to have…

OPINION: Polar M600

Polar today announced the M600 sports watch. It’s positioned as a 247, top-end sports watch for generalist sporty people who perhaps; run, do gym and do classes. It’s priced initially at: UK£265, US$330. It’s an innovative move for the company by building Polar hardware around Google’s Android Wear platform – rather than developing their own on-board sports…